Saturday, September 19, 2009

Julie and Julia

The movie shows how different, how much more solid, more soulful, and more generous, was Julia Child than Julie Powell.  Of course it is a tough comparison,  and I don't think Nora Ephron meant to belittle the more contemporary character (she is just one more cute slightly affectless girl like Meg Ryan played in Sleepless in Seattle and You've Got Mail) who was a blogger in search of herself instead of a woman in search of a better way of eating.  But how much more universal a goal! How much more heartening a story!  Nora Ephron, make more movies about women like these!

After the movie credits roll, what we search for is a recipe by Julia, not the blog by Julie.

Alas for Julie.  Hurrah for Julia!

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