Julie & Julia - From Blog to Movie

by candy47

It's every bloggers dream for their blog to be published in book form then get a Hollywood movie deal...

Based on a true story, the movie Julie & Julia chronicles the blog of New Yorker Julie Powell and intertwines that with the real life of Julia Child. Ms. Powell promised in her blog 'The Julie/Julia Project' to prepare all 524 recipes in Julia Child's book, Mastering the Art of French Cooking, in 365 days.

As Ms. Powell's blog grew in popularity, it drew the attention of a book publisher and a deal was signed. Shortly thereafter a movie followed.

Written and directed by Nora Ephron, this was the first major motion picture based on a blog. So all you bloggers out there, start posting! There might be a movie deal in your future too.

The Main Players

Julia Child is played by Meryl Streep, superbly as always. Julie Powell played by Amy Adams, well done, Paul Child (Julia's husband) is portrayed by Stanley Tucci and Eric Powell (Julie's husband) played by Chris Messina.

This is the official trailer distributed by Sony Pictures, it'll give you just enough to grab your interest.

Watch Instantly - DVD - Blu-Ray

from Amazon
Julie & Julia
$14.99  $0.33

Julia's Opinion

Julia Child saw the blog and when asked, offered her opinion through her editor.

Do you think Julia Child approved of Julie's blog? No spoiler alert here!

The Story

The story moves seamlessly back and forth several decades starting with Julie Powell and her dead end job in Manhattan to Julia Child thrilled to be living in France and wanting to author a cookbook.


Julie is consumed with completing her blog project and Julia is determined to be accepted to the most prestigious culinary school in France. Each woman faces her own set of obstacles, fears and disappointments.

The Book That Started it All

Mastering the Art of French Cooking

Kindle - Hardcover - Paperback

All 524 recipes
Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Vol. 1
$40.00  $16.65

My Opinion

I enjoyed the movie. There were only a few sub-plots – marriage discord, career insecurities and business discrimination but none of the sub-plots were overpowering or tedious, they were brief and gave a sense of vulnerability to two women determined to reach a goal.

If you watch this movie, and I suggest you do, try to remember that Meryl Streep isn't really Julia Child...she does that good a job!

The Books

By Julia Child and Julie Powell
My Life in France
$16.00  $2.50
Julie & Julia 365 Days, 524 Recipes, ...
Only $19.95

Julia Child said that if something tastes so good but you just can't identify what the taste is, it's butter. I agree Julia!



The French Chef

TV Series

Julia Child's ground-breaking television series The French Chef is right here in this 3 disc DVD set of 18 episodes. The first show of its kind paved the way for the cooking shows we see today.  You won't be disappointed!

Bon Appetit!

The real Julie Powell briefly mentions her book and movie deal in this short video

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Is your blog ready for Hollywood?  Have you been contacted by a book editor?  Are you still working on getting the right topic for stardom?  Tell us about it in the comments!

Updated: 07/18/2016, candy47
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candy47 on 07/09/2015

Oh yes, Meryl Streep does a fantastic job in this movie. The viewer is almost convinced that she is Julia Child!

WriterArtist on 07/09/2015

I have watched Meryl Strype in another movie recently and she is an amazing actress, I will have to watch out for this one.

candy47 on 06/21/2015

I agree! I'd rather eat out...oops did I say that out loud?

dustytoes on 06/21/2015

I can't imagine making a special recipe every day! I loved the movie.

sheilamarie on 06/20/2015

I loved that movie. Meryl Streep was excellent in it.

candy47 on 06/19/2015

jptanabe, it has become one of my favorites, I've watched it several times!!

jptanabe on 06/19/2015

I love this movie! My daughter and I watched it together and thoroughly enjoyed it. Of course the leads are all so great, that helps!

Veronica on 06/17/2015

Mira, I see more in this film each time I see it. I hope you do too.

candy47 on 06/17/2015

You're welcome Mira!

Mira on 06/17/2015

Very cool :) I just watched the video. Thank you!

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