Thursday, August 13, 2009

Julie & Julia yum

a pleasure to hear groans of food pleasure from the packed house audience, instead of the groans from all the blow it up movie previews prior.

Julie and Julia, the movie, doesn't miss a beat and seamlessly switches time frames while advancing the story. Stanley Tucci is wonderful as are truly, Amy Adams, Meryl Streep, Chris Messina, the supporting cast, including zany Mary Lynn Rajskub.

It feels as though Meryl Streep channels Julia Child. A friend wrote she nails the continuous almost-drunken body swaying down perfectly.

How had I missed that? Of course, they were able to drink almost continuously cooking with (non-sulfated) French wine and Cognacs ... and here I thought she had just another odd Pasadena quirk escaping from a rigid home environment.

The full house Pasadena audience laughed heartily at the jabs given to Pasadena, just as this Connecticut girl laughed at the joke jab at the end of the newer Stepford Wives.

Stage Whisper: Butter

Watercolor: Lura Astor