Something’s Cookin’…

by | Apr 29th, 2009 | 5:00PM | Filed under: Trailers

Three weeks ago I gave major props to the poster for Julie & Julia.  Today the film's first trailer hit the web, and I'm digging everything except Amy Adams' awful 'do (yes, I'm shallow).  Even if that's how Julie Powell styled her hair in real life, it's not like any of us would know; director (and producer and screenwriter) Nora Ephron should've taken some creative liberties on that front.  Take a look and see if you agree:

I'm definitely getting the sense that the Julia segments are going to be much more enjoyable and interesting than the Julie-centric vignettes, aren't you? By the end of the video I was slightly annoyed with Powell's "woe is me, I'm having a quarter-life crisis!" shtick, which doesn't bode well for how her subplot will sit with audiences over the course of a full-length movie. However, I suppose Julie's story was destined to play second fiddle to Julia's. Because let's face it, there's just no topping Meryl Streep channeling Child's plucky personality or mimicking her unique voice.  So I'm still planning to dig in to this one (insert groan here) on August 7th.

3 Responses to “Something’s Cookin’…”

  1. Erin
    Posted on April 30, 2009 at 6:01 am

    That was my biggest problem with the book (which didn’t really have a Julia Child’s “character” like the movie does, which I think will improve the movie)–the author is a whiny pain in the butt. Shut up already! I think she thought she was being sarcastic-funny, and I thought she was sarcastic-annoying. the tone was off. The fact that Julia Child will be in the movie as a real character (and not just referred to in the book) and is played by the wonderful Streep makes me somewhat excited to see the movie. I hope it doesn’t aggravate!

  2. Jason
    Posted on April 30, 2009 at 8:33 am

    Okay, question:
    Is Nora Efron related to Zack Efron?

  3. Erika Olson
    Posted on April 30, 2009 at 9:52 am

    Erin – I never read Powell’s book, and now I’m glad I didn’t based on your comment. Here’s to hoping that the scenes with Meryl outnumber the scenes with Adams 5:1 (even though I usually like Adams).
    Jason – Nope, Nora’s last name is Ephron, Zac’s is Efron. Phew.
    - Erika