The paper "A Movie Julie and Julia" is a good example of a movie review on visual arts and film studies. The writer and director of this movie is Nora Ephron. It is a comedy/drama movie which is based on the online blog of Julie Powell and the culinary career of Julia Child. It was released in 2009 and starred Meryl Streep and Amy Adams. The script has been written with excerpts from two books on of them is My Life in France, which is Julia Child's life history written with Alex Prud'homme, and a blog by Julie Powell to keep an online record of her daily routine and wonderful time she had, while practicing each of the recipes from her inspiration Juila’ s book.
The story revolves around the lives of two women in parallel and one challenge of making 524 recipes in 365 days. Julie Powell is an aspiring writer and working as a call center operator for a 9/11 helpline, which is a dead-end job and a not so nice apartment in Queen’ s. She isn’ t happy with a lot of things in her life and wants a change.
So, on the behest of her husband, she takes on the challenge of cooking all the recipes in Julia Child’ s cookbook and writing a daily account of her adventure on her blog; The Julie/ Julia Project. The daily routine takes her through all the anguish, frustration, tears of failure and joy, happiness of success. The roller coaster ride of emotion which Julie goes through is the ride we go on with her. It is touching to see that Julie idolized Julia and followed in her footsteps in a way using her as a mentor and guide.
Alongside the events in Julie’ s life, there are excerpts from Julia’ s life, starting with married life, and moving to Paris, and trying to fill the void with petty distractions of the bridge, until finally deciding on pursuing the culinary arts. She fought her way into culinary school and started the arduous and enjoyable journey of writing the cookbook. It took her a decade to write the book and her emotional journey was won that will be remembered.
Even in parallel running lives, the obstacles faced by each of these women and how much grit and determination they showed, to triumph and succeed at the end of their journey. The movie not only bares a biographic note but also one of comic and wit making this movie and uplifting and ideal to watch with the girls. The story itself was one to touch the heart and pull on the emotional strings with the realistic and amazing performances of Meryl Streep and Amy Adams. Even though these women never met, they had similarities in the stories, giving us the moralistic story that you should follow your dreams and never give up no matter what.
The movie encompasses all of the elements which go into making an epic and memorable story. It also allows the viewer to appreciate on a very realistic level that we are meant to dream, and making that dream into a reality is in our hands with the right determination. Just as these ladies found happiness, success and a sense of accomplishment in difficult circumstances.