I have nothing to do with this movie. I haven't seen the movie or read the script. However, several of my friends have and loved it. Julia & Julie will close the Rome Film Festival late October. I believe the movie will open in France and the rest of Italy that week.
I'm sure if the movie does well the frat boys in Hollywood will say it was a fluke. As you know, women never go to the movies and what man would want to see such a film?
I had to stop reading certain movie websites/blogs because the bashing of Nora Ephron was getting on my nerves. Yes her last few movies didn't do well. So what? Male directors are allow a few strikes or singles before they are kicked to the curb.
I hope this movie exceeds all expectation. Julia Child didn't become JULIA CHILD until she was 49. Think about that. She grew up during time when women's roles were very narrow.
Her influence on American cooking cannot be underestimated. Because cooking was seen as women's work (this is pre-chef as celebrities) it was undervalued. Julia never spoke down to housewives (most American women back then did not work outside the home) and encouraged people to throw out canned mushroom soup casseroles and embrace French cooking...from scratch.
I found her recipes very complicated but I adored her anyway. I used to watch reruns of the old shows on PBS when I was a child. She made cooking seem fun. When I was older, I read more about her life story and it was inspirating.
The first weekend of a movie's release is very important.
Here is the TRAILER. The movie is based on two true stories. Have great weekend!