There are two stories happening in tandem.
The first being that if Julia Child - as we all know and love as the loud american cook of the 70s on the TV - so quirky and yet watchable always.
And then the life of a young almost 30 year old writer who is in a career she hates and wants to somehow find herself. She decides to take on Julia Child's cookbook and follow the recipes while blogging in one year.
The movie starts in Paris - *sigh* in the 50's. Wow it looks like a charmed life. We are introduced to Julia Child and her diplomatic husband Paul. They have a wonderful romantic - although childless marriage. Julia is "finding" herself in her 40s and wonders what she will DO with herself. She likes to eat so she decides to cook.
Along side this story the almost present day Julia is struggling with her inner demons and cooking up a storm while writing about it on a blog such as this one.
I had a little revelation while watching the movie. How privileged I am to be "published" for all to read. Sometimes the reader is simply me and my own head - other times I have the honour of being read by others and if lucky a comment. It has truly opened myself to myself, if that makes sense. I guess it has saved me some days.
If you want a good movie - are a foodie and Like Merryl streep - who btw is divinely funny. Go and treat yourself, perhaps take your daughter too and of course some much needed tissues.
A real treat.