by Ben Miller
Last year it was Richard Nixon and Harvey Milk, this year it will be Julia Child’s turn to be portrayed by a famous movie star on the big screen. In Child’s case, her imitator will be Meryl Streep in Julie & Julia. Written and directed by Nora Ephron, the film combines parts of Child’s memoir “My Life in France,” with the story of Julie Powell (Amy Adams), who spent an entire year cooking all of the 500-plus recipes in Child’s seminal cookbook, The Art of French Cooking.
If the picture to the left (or another here) is any indication, then the impression certainly seems well done. But I have to admit I’m concerned the movie could be more about the romance than the romaine. I guess we’ll see when the movie opens on August 9.