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Doug & The Movies: 'Julie and Julia'

Doug & The Movies: 'Julie and Julia'

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Meryl Streep and Amy Adams team up again on the big screen for the new flick, "Julie and Julia." Based on two true stories, the movie blends the memoirs of TV chef Julia Child and blogger Julie Powell.

Melding stories from Julia Child's book, "My Life in France" into Julie Powers' story, "Julie and Julia," we come to know the two women as they strive for purpose and direction.

Amy Adams stars as Julie, a frustrated writer who decides to start a blog documenting her goal to cook every recipe in Child's book, "Mastering the Art of French Cooking" all in 365 days. As she tackles the challenge, we're treated to flashbacks of the real-life events in Julia Child's life that lead to her amazing, improbable culinary career.

Meryl Streep stars as Childs and is simply amazing. Her range and ability to lose herself in this character is Oscar worthy. Stanley Tucci plays her diplomat husband who is stationed in Paris.

Julia's story begins in the post-war years, taking us through the McCarthy Era and on through her rise to stardom in the ‘60s and ‘70s. Julie's story is focused in the post-9/11 days where her day job is helping provides not only purpose but escape. I was thoroughly entertained by this truly unique and even delightful film.

"Julie and Julia" gets 3 1/2 stars and it's rated PG-13.

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