BON appetit

Julie & Julia Buzz Hits Fever Pitch

The highly anticipated Julie & Julia doesn't hit theaters until next Friday, but appetites for the film have already been whet. A glowing review in USA Today notes that, amid a summer of effects-driven, male-oriented blockbusters, the tale of domestic bliss (and frustration) is both out of step, and completely welcome. Written and directed by Nora Ephron, the movie is both an homage to master chef Julia Child (played by Meryl Streep) and the story of Julie Powell (played by Amy Adams), a frustrated Queens cubicle-dweller who takes to the blogosphere in her pursuit of all things Julia. In a new interview, Powell describes finding her life blown up on screen “surreal,” though “I really wasn’t involved with the movie at all.”