Wednesday, April 29, 2009

I'm a movie!

So, I didn't think this was getting released yet, but the J&J movie trailer has been leaked here.  I'm a Nora Ephron movie!  This should be slipping into theaters next month.

UPDATE: Since people have asked - J&J: The Movie! is scheduled for an August 7 release.  I suppose that could change - I know very little about how these things work - but it won't change by much....


Blogger artemisia said...


I read your book last summer and just loved it. And you, too, I suppose!


12:12 PM  
Blogger elainepill said...

Hi Julie-

I've been a fan since early on in the julie/julia project blog times...just wanted to say congratulations! i just watched the trailer and can't WAIT to see the movie...

12:48 PM  
Blogger Alison & Geoff Conklin said...

i am reading your book and it is wonderful. i love it! can't wait to see the movie!!

1:35 PM  
Blogger Timothy Deer said...

It's wonderful - Meryl looks amazing and beautiful, as always. I've been checking around daily for this trailer. My only qualm is Amy Adams saying "I was drowning and she pulled me out of the ocean."

I feel like it is a bastardization of my FAVORITE line in your book, when you are writing in your blog after Julia's death. Of course, you know the one I am talking about - the "I have no claim over the woman at all, unless it’s the claim those who have nearly drowned have over the person who pulled them out of the ocean" line. Perhaps it will still make its way into the movie... so excited, either way.

4:11 PM  
Blogger Brittany said...

That trailer looks great! Can't wait for your next book, wish you'd write more on the blog - we miss you!

4:23 PM  
Blogger Suzie Ridler said...

Oh I am so happy for you! The movie looks like a work of art, I can hardly wait to see both your stories on the screen. What inspirations you both have been to me, thank you.

5:21 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

congrats!! loved your book!

5:42 PM  
Blogger Loren Shlaes said...

when i heard meryl say "bonjour" in julia child's voice, i laughed out loud.

7:04 PM  
Blogger Annie said...

Your book is so wonderful and I can't wait for the film. I also put a link to the trailer up on my site,

Thanks for being such an inspiration to this blogger/home chef/organizer/New Yorker!

7:28 PM  
Blogger Lenny said...

This one is an "opening nighter" for sure. Congratulations!

8:11 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Congrats are of course in order. I loved your book and can hardly wait for the movie. But I do need clarification - when is the movie being released? IMBD says August 2009, and if you can believe it, a girlfriend of mine and I are acutally heading to NY for the debut. Has the date changed? Do tell. . .

8:23 PM  
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9:05 AM  
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9:09 AM  
Blogger Reserve Result (RR) said...

I had heard about your blog and book for some time but didn't have a chance to read them until now.

And I just posted Ms. Ephron's Julie & Julia trailer on my blog [] and loved it. Congratulation on all fronts.

9:10 AM  
Blogger christinamerge said...

I just read your book as I head towards 30, and it made me wish I had a life-changing project to embark on as my 29th year comes to an end. My husband is reading the book now - he is the major cook in our home. I can't wait for him to decide to do the same thing! I hope I can be as supportive and awesome as your husband if he does.

Anyway - thanks for the inspiration! Your openness and honesty and genuine telling of your freakouts made me feel like I wasn't the only one out there hearing that horrible clock ticking on so many of my dreams. Oh, and also, my new dream is to have Amy Adams play me in a movie, too!

11:21 AM  
Blogger Edible Odyssey said...

Miracles do happen and funny people rule and you are Funny! Congratulations. Your success is well deserved and an inspiration for the rest of us who want to write in our pajamas.

12:19 PM  
Blogger Brooke said...

Congratulations! It's great to see one of us bloggers represented on the big screen!

2:07 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Well, I live in the cultural wasteland known as southwestern Missouri (and only I can make fun of it cause I was born and bred here!!) and just happened to catch the trailer for the new movie, which was shown in between reamings by Chef Ramsey on Hell's Kitchen. I had never heard of the book or anything else, but when the trailer brought sappy tears to my eyes for reasons I don't even understand, I had to google Julie/Julia Project to see what it was all about and if there was a book I could read. I stumbled upon some blogs by you and loved your writing style. Is it still called a "writing style" if it's just who you are, how you talk, how you think? well anywho, I was really impressed, so needless to say, I will definitely be reading the book and seeing the movie. I don't know you but I'm happy for you!

7:02 PM  
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7:55 PM  
Blogger Ele (Eleen) said...

OH MY GOD!!! I am SO excited I just saw the first PROMO commercial for the movie. I would give anything (that is if I had anything)to be at the PREMIER. CONGRATULATIONS I am boiling over with anticipation, I wonder if I can buy tickets months in advance can I? Can I just tell you how immensely pround I am of you, you really are my hero. YOU are amazing. By the way would you like to buy some Pampered Chef products from me? Just kidding THAT is a new endeavor of mine trying to make enough money to make ends meet. I really really love what you have done. I cannot wait for the next chapter in your life, that is your next book. Come quick August 7th, it will be the ONE thing I really have to look forward to this summer. Thank you for sharing with us.
with fond admiration,
Ele just in case you'd like me to be at the premiere HAHAHA fat chance but what the hell i had to try!!!

8:46 PM  
Blogger Stepford Mommy said...

OMG!!!! I was watching Hells Kitchen tonight and I saw my first promo!!!

OMG!!! I'm so ridiculously proud of you Julie. Preposterously proud of you! Climbing out of my skin, running to the computer to make a comment even though I'm like an hour late because my lovely Ken made me watch the basketball game, proud of you. . .

Ok, please indulge me in one more OMG!!! I know I'm a goober but I never pictured myself the type to make that extraordinary effort to be in line just to watch a new movie. . . we'll you might just have made a convert!!!


8:56 PM  
Blogger Wanderlusting said...

Saw the trailer tonight - looks freaking awesome!!! SO proud of you :) you give us dreamers all hope!


9:37 PM  
Blogger Cathy Santarsiero, "The Christmas Corgi" said...

I am so excited about this movie.

5:17 AM  
Blogger austexgrl said...


Saw the trailer last night here in Austin !! I was so excited for you!!!

Sandy...Boca Chica, Austin

10:55 AM  
Blogger Cool Cakes and Crafts with Amalia said...

I would love to get an RSS feed from your blog. I have added you as a blog I follow but I would be sure to get your updates via an RSS feed.

Anywho, I loved your it a few years ago. Anything else in the plans? Totally psyched for the movie. Meryl Streep had to play Julia! Can't wait!

Thanks! - Amalia

12:01 PM  
Blogger Emily said...

And did you see your mention in today's Wall Street Journal? That is where I found out about you.

Congratulations and all the best.


12:48 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Congratulations, Julie!

Very happy for you.

I am launching a new online magazine and would love to feature you.

Would you please e-mail me to discuss?

Thank you so much.


3:46 PM  
Blogger Jonice said...

Great! I hope it doesn't take too long to come to Brazil. Well, films don't usually take long any more to travel all over the world.


6:17 PM  
Blogger srcldennis said...

I loved your book, bought it on its first day out, and I cant wait for the movie debut! Casting couldnt possibly be better than that. I love Ms Streep and Amy Adams...Congratulations.

12:32 AM  
Blogger Roxanne said...

I have been watching the trailer since someone posted it on youtube on 27th April and...

I would see Julie and Julia just for the grand experience of once more getting an opportunity to see, the greatest screen actress ever put on a Meryl Streep performance as only Meryl can do it; add a little Amy Adams, a pinch of Stanley Tucci with a dash of French Omelette and a deboned chicken on the side, and I'm ready to run stop signs on my way to the theater.

8:25 AM  
Blogger Roseann said...

Ms. Powell, Congratulations on the movie and I wanted you to know that enjoyed listening to the audiobook of "Julie and Julia" which you narrated and was great company on a ride across upstate New York. I'll be watching for the audiobook of your new book!

9:05 AM  
Blogger Lindsey Roth Culli said...

I saw the trailer in the theater before "Ghosts of Girlfriends" on Friday. Meryl Streep looks lovely!

6:56 AM  
Blogger Nicole said...

I just saw the trailer this weekend when I went to see Ghosts of Girlfriend's Past. Can't wait!!

12:14 PM  
Blogger Pamela B said...

This is my first blog....

Tonight I went to a special screening of your movie. To say I am envious of what you have done is an understatement.

In 2001, we took my mother for her birthday to cooking school in Italy. One night the head chef announces that Julia Childs will be our "special dinner guest". I thought my mother,sisters and I were going to die. Julia Child.

Prior to eating dinner Julia made an annoucement to all of us (around 12 students)that I will never forget "she never eats everything on her plate". To this day I think this is one of the smartest things you can say before a dinner because, if you don't like the food, you can stop eating and not insult the chef...or if she loves it and continues eating, you feel like a hero!

I prepared the ravioli that night and much to my surprise, she raised her glass and in the middle of dinner made a toast to me and said "I understand you made the ravioli....they are one of the best I have ever had (and continued to eat it all)".....I thought life can't get much better! She made my day...

I am sorry you never got to meet her. It was a definite highlight in my life and it brings a warm smile to my face whenever I think about that trip and the way she made me feel. I have a picture of the two of us that sits on my desk between my two little children and my husband!

Bravo, I know the movie will be a huge success, you deserve it.

10:36 PM  
Blogger Cynthia Pittmann said...

Hi Julie, I'm quite excited about the movie! I wrote about the importance your book had in my life...yes, it inspired me...and set up a link...I just found this blog location so I will connect this blog too. What a thrill.

Great cast and I love Nora E. films..."When Harry Met Sally", "You Got Mail" so much thoughtful reflection couched in affectionate humor.

Btw I have read your book a couple of times and it is so heartwarmingly funny. I love it.♥

3:05 AM  
Blogger The Team said...

Hey Julie - congrats on the success of your book and this amazing news of the upcoming film!!

I was wondering if there was a way to contact you that was a bit more private??

I'm just another 'Texas Girl' writing a first time novel and wondered if you had time for a little

I can be reached at

Thanks Julie - can't wait to hear from you!

4:00 AM  
Blogger Brandon W said...

I have a feeling this movie wont have the word "fuck" in it nearly as much as I want it too.

I just finished up the book and loved it, wish I would have known about the blog when it was a work in progress.

8:20 AM  
Blogger Jenski said...

Damn, my entire effusive post to you just got deleted.

Loved your book. Am thrilled that a movie AND a new book are coming out, not to mention the fact that you are still blogging.

You are a seriously funny writer and I still chuckle when I think back to scenes from your book. Looking forward to more!

You are still in LIC, huh? Thought you would have moved uptown by now ;)

3:44 PM  
Blogger Jenski said...

So I was in Duane Reade on 79th & 2nd Ave about 2 years ago and overheard a woman ask one of the salespeople where the "douche supply items" were located. The salesperson, God bless her, replied, "What's a douche?" To which the customer replied, "oh, nevermind". And she shuffled off I noticed it was Nora Ephron. I couldn't help but wonder if this scene would some day end up in one of her movies. Her tone is what killed me, her resigned, are you kidding me? response to the hapless employee.
I later stood next to her in line and rather than bring up the incident, I complimented her on her recent New Yorker article.

3:53 PM  
Blogger Fifi Flowers said...

I just saw the trailer over the week-end... I had NO idea it involved YOUR blog or any blog for that matter... GOOD for YOU!!!
The film looks GREAT... j'adore Nora Ephron... her movies are très FAB!!!
CONGRATS... I will in the theatre August watching... although... could you ask them to bump up the release to NOW!!!

9:13 AM  
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9:36 AM  
Blogger waisze said...

That's awesome. I loved your book; can't wait to see the movie.

11:04 AM  
Blogger Heather said...

Congrats, thats SO great! I'm reading your book now, simply divine!

6:06 PM  
Blogger Enyasi said...

I am rereading your book again, for like the 10th time. When life seems a little bleak, my job seems even more depressing and I feel ready to give up on [insert current project/goal here], nothing sets me back on the path like reading a few chapters from J&J, making Oeufs Brouilles and peppering my speech with the F-word. … Julia is a goddess, but you… are equally inspiring!

12:21 AM  
Blogger mh said...

Hi Julie,

Sorry if this posted twice by mistake. I work at Chatelaine, a Canadian women's magazine ( I would love to get in touch with you regarding a short feature we're running in our August 2009 issue. You can reach me at if you wish and I can give you some more details.

Looking forward to hearing from you,


7:26 AM  
Blogger mh said...

Hi again,

Please disregard my last post, we've just heard back from your publicist. Sorry for this confusion, I just wanted to make absolutely certain that we could get in touch.



7:31 AM  
Blogger fiona said...

You are indeed a movie!
I have just finished reading your book, for the second time, it just keeps getting better ;-)
My husband read it a few months back and felt the need to follow in your footsteps.
He bought MtAoFC volumes I and II! He did get his priorities right by first of all mastering The Gimlet for which I thank you ( except for those mornings know )
He's been mumbling about aspic lately so my loins are girded!
I can't wait to see the movie and
please accept my warmest congratulations on your success.
You deserve the best!

10:22 AM  
Blogger Karen said...

Hello Julie, I have just finished your book there are some minutes, it simply marvellous.. I am french and my English is bad sorry.. The movie goes out on September 16th to the cinema in France.This plan simply crazy and marvellous has the time, I give you all my respect..

Thank you.

12:35 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Hi Julie!

Stephanie Quiles from Mural Newspaper in Mexico again.
Yesterday I replied to your e-mail with my questions, did you get them?
Just making sure you didn´t deleted it in case it got into your junk mail...



3:40 PM  
Blogger pinky said...

Your book has been on my shelf for sometime (I think I bought it on a whim, I love to cook and I do love Julia) I saw the ads for your movie and thought Shit I'm cooler than I thought! I love your book and I'm glad to find you out her

8:15 PM  
Blogger *moggit girls said...

We *CANNOT WAIT* for this movie! Soooooo bloody exciting!


Joy and Janet

11:56 AM  
Blogger Mat said...

Hello Julie!Hope your good!
i cant wait for the movie!!!
i live in Greece and here the movie come out the september :/
is so unfaiirr!!!grrr
i love Meryl Streep and i believe she looks like you so much!!

greetings from Greece xx

11:23 PM  
Blogger Kayleigh said...

Hi Julie,

Ive only just started to read your book, i recently discoverd Meryl Streep ( iknow thats kinda hard because of how successful she is but anyway)

I read that she was doing this film called Julie & Julia playing the Chef Julia Child .. i saw the pics & emmediatly had to get your book! Im a chef myself & had never heard of Julia Child untill a few weeks ago, what an amazing lady she is/was.

I must thank you for being able to produce/ create this film with Meryl.. if i didnt become a fan of hers when i did.. i would of never heard of Julia Child & would never have had the opportunity to check out her fantastic recipies .. im hoping to use some of her recipes in my new job =]

Thank you once again, this book is amazing & the film will be too

Kayleigh Archer x (West Midlands UK)

11:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah I saw the official trailer & it said that it was to be released on the 7th August. I am really looking forward to it! It looks very good!

4:07 AM  
Blogger kimberly said...

Just read your book and was completely sad when I hit the last page. However, after coming late to your blog I now realize that it continues on into the paradise of a future we share with billions of others. Thanks for being about as real as a girl can get. I truly love that!

p.s. my word verification is actually 'begod'. Can you believe that? Okay, I guess if the job is open.

5:45 PM  
Blogger Barbara said...

Congratulations! This is absolutely great for you and for all food bloggers around this world.

It's wonderful, I just saw the trailer and hope it won't take too long to come to Europe.

11:51 PM  
Blogger Jordan Wellin said...

Hey Julie...
I'm reading your wonderful book right now, and I love your writing style--so sarcastic and full of life! I'm an aspiring journalist, so thanks for your inspirational book; it's a treat for both people who love cooking and writing.
Also, Amy Adams is one of my favorite actresses, and I just know she'll do you justice!

4:01 PM  
Blogger annfmcl said...

Congratulations Julie! How can I possibly wait until August to see this?? The trailer brought tears to my eyes when I saw so many of my favorite creative people coming together on one movie: Julia, you, Meryl Streep, Nora Ephron, Amy Adams!! WOW!!

Best of luck to you--it looks terrific!

1:26 PM  
Blogger sweetlifeinthevalley said...

I am so excited to see your movie.I would love to come to the premier. It's so exciting to see a fellow blogger make it big and with Nora Ephron one of my favorites. Congrats!

8:59 PM  
Blogger Diane G said...

I lived in New York when I was single in the 80's. I went to cooking school. I met Julia and Paul once, and jumped into a picture with them, which now hangs in my kitchen. Before all that, I was a journalism major. I am even a Democrat and from the South. And I've been cooking from MTAOFC since I was a kid. We have so much in common! The big difference? You did it. I just talked about it. You have my deepest respect and admiration. I'm having a dinner party on the opening night of your movie. We'll all bring dishes from MTAOFC. Then we'll go to the movie. I hope I don't cry. It's a comedy!

8:14 PM  
Blogger Sara said...

Hi Julie!

I loved your book, and can totally relate. It also inspired me to read Julia Child's book, "My Life in France", which I also loved! Now I want to eat all the time and go to France :-)

Also, you have inspired me to start a blog. It is my first blog ever, but I hope that it can be as rewarding as yours seems to have been. Thanks for the inspiration, and I can't wait to see the movie!


8:50 AM  
Blogger Kathy H said...

Saw the trailer in the last two movies I went to (Angels and Demons, and Star Trek.) Am a huge fan of the book, and am planning a girls night out to see the movie! Congrats!!!!

7:42 PM  
Blogger Dahlia ChanTang said...

ooh! i didn't know you were back in blogland! congratts on becoming a movie!

7:12 PM  
Blogger Karin Elizabeth said...

Congratulations! I'll definitely go see the movie - but I'll be sure to read the book first. I just ordered it, looking forward to read it!

6:46 AM  
Blogger Claudia (The Blog I Never Wanted) said...

I can hardly wait, I just finished the book and enjoyed it very much. Keep on keepin' on Julie, I 'm very jealous of you but in a good way ;)


3:06 PM  
Blogger Cressida said...

Julie, I am very excited to see your film and plan to read the book as well. The trailer looks great! I feel as though we have many similarities. I am currently taking classes at the French Culinary Institute in Soho. I too live in Queens not far from LIC and I am 36 years old. Congratulations on your upcoming film. I wish you much success and happiness.

10:41 PM  
Blogger Uncle Beefy said...

Julie...I had no idea you were even out there (?!!?) until I saw the preview in the theatre yesterday. I cannot wait to see the movie (congrats!) and read up on your amazing and fruitful experience.

This all sounds like just what I need at the moment!

Well done! :)

5:10 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Woo-Hoo! I am THRILLED that your book is coming out as a movie starring MERYL STREEP!! Doesn't that just ROCK!

I also want to thank you for your book. I just finished reading it for the second time. I read it when it first came out and now I read it again for my book group. We'll be discussing it on Wednesday, and I'll prepare (of course) a lunch from the pages of MtAoFC -- from the few purely vegetarian dishes since several of my book group members are not meat eaters.

It IS all about JOY, isn't it? Thank you for using that "J" word. It does seem to make people strangely uncomfortable. Maybe it is something about getting at a Truth that seems so evasive.

I've been cooking since I was two years old. And, I thought that that would be my life's calling, but it turns out it is only a part of it.

I am focused on living joyfully and helping others to do the same -- and cooking and eating deliciously are definitely a part of that.

Could you possibly have imagined where you are now from where you were when you picked up MtAoFC in your mom's kitchen?? When we let ourselves live our lives, things have a way of turning out bigger and better than we dare to imagine.

Congratulations, mostly, Julie, for living with gusto and joy -- and flowerfully!

A fan, Katherine. ♥

9:10 AM  
Blogger Glen Nyborg said...

Hi, Julie.

I'm reading your book, just on the last 20 pages or so and the ruminating on imprisoned roquefort got me thinking....
Are the kidneys or the liver imprisoned in the body? I think the roquefort and the pastry end up being as one, a system if you will, the way the organs in the body function as a unit. So does the pastry and its filling.
Love your book. I want to eat it and then go back for seconds.

6:00 PM  
Blogger Glen Nyborg said...

Hi, Julie.

I'm reading your book, just on the last 20 pages or so and the ruminating on imprisoned roquefort got me thinking....
Are the kidneys or the liver imprisoned in the body? I think the roquefort and the pastry end up being as one, a system if you will, the way the organs in the body function as a unit. So does the pastry and its filling.
Love your book. I want to eat it and then go back for seconds.

6:01 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Hi Julie, I came across your blog on salon back when I was working my way through MTAOFC (Vol's 1&2).

When I finally tasted homemade puff pastry (that I made myself!) I thought I had died and gone to heaven. Same with the poached eggs chapter, especially with 'a handful of spinach' added to the wite wine cheese sauce that's inncuously thrown in, served over canapes sauteed in clarified butter, and topped with hollandaise, all of which I had down to about 25 minutes or so of work.


I guess you've noticed by now that the trailer is up on the IMDB site:

Congrats --- Bon appetit!

6:02 PM  
Blogger Clan Acken said...

Hi Julie,

This may or may not reach you, but incase it does - I just wanted to let you know that what you have done is as much an inspiration to some of us as what Julia did for you - and, I believe, far more than a movie deal, that is your biggest triumph from this project by far!


12:56 AM  
Blogger melissa mccobb hubbell said...

Dear Julie,

God only knows if you will ever get around to reading MY comment or - dare I hope - responding to it.

I was a late comer to your particular oeuvre - it was the picture of Meryl Streep holding up the chicken, obviously Julia Child-ing it in the NYT summer movie section a few weeks ago that caught my attention, tickled my fancy and made me go buy your book that very day. I don't know where I had been.

The reason I am writing ( in addition to saying thank you, I loved it, it was great, etc) is that I had a particularly disturbing dream the other night. Earlier that day I had described the 3-day marinated lamb leg incident to my husband so it may have to do with that.. I dreamt I was in the meat section of a large grocery store. There were sit-down areas, sort of little booths like where visitors can talk via phone to their loved ones in prison, but these booths were all occupied by women who were being very possessive of meat they were purchasing.. The really disturbing thing that caught my attention in the dream was a woman who was wearing.. well.. a "Lamb Suit" made of a completely boned and skinned lamb. Creepy. But kind of fascinating.

The next day I read your bit about the boned duck.. and when you referred to it as a "duck suit" well.. I thought.. "whoa...."

I will add that I do tend to have weird dreams and I've had others about grocery stores and meat departments so its not THAT weird but still... I wanted to tell you - and I'm not a weirdo, just a person who grew up in NYC with a mom who loved Julia, watched the show, cooked the stuff, etc. And I loved the Smithsonian exhibit.

I bought myself a new copy of MtAoFC, thanks to you. The pork chops with tomato mustard sauce were a huge success, the game hens not as much.

Anyway.. thanks for enriching my life.

Melissa McCobb Hubbell

6:12 PM  
Blogger Annie said...

I used to read your blog every day and loved every word. I had no idea it was made it into a movie. Congratulations!!!!!

4:17 PM  
Blogger Jenny said...

I loved your book--have read it like 5 times--and can't wait for the movie.

Congratulations on all of your success!

9:07 AM  
Blogger SandySue said...

Should I feel bad that sick children enabled me to stay home from work and finish your book? Nah...

I remember hearing about your Project on an NPR piece a few years back and thinking how cool and adventuresome. Not something I would attempt in a million years, but wonderful, nonetheless.

Saw the movie trailer during our twice-a-year visit to the movies and we are definielty taking out the home equity loan required to hire a babysitter when it comes out in August!

2:13 PM  
Blogger Roggey said...

I cannot believe I missed your book until a friend sent me the YouTube link to the video for the upcoming movie. Of course, I sent it on to various friends of mine suggesting we get your book, read it, and then go to the movie. Happily, they all agreed!

One adventurous soul wants us to do as you did, try a recipe of Julia Child's and have a sort of buffet dinner after the movie. We'll have to see about that...

Congratulations on your book and a movie written by Nora Ephron AND with Meryl Streep in it!

11:57 AM  
Blogger Sherril said...

Julie, you, your blog, your book and the new movie were all discovered by me today. The discovery inspired me to enter a post into my own blog. So, I thought I'd let you know that you figure prominently in said post. Though I know it is not your style, I hope you may take a look. In any case, thanks for the inspiration.

4:18 PM  
Blogger Leisa said...

I just saw the movie! It was GREAT! Amazing! It made me VERY hungry! :-D

11:50 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Hi Julie
I am writing from the Guardian newspaper in the UK. I'd love to talk about doing an interview with you. Can you email me on
Nicole Jackson

8:41 AM  
Blogger smnyc said...

I adore food writing, so I when I had the chance to see a sneak preview of "Julie and Julia" I was... skeptical. Would the movie be as irreverant as the writing?

The answer is YES! I LOVED it. My action/explosion loving husband did too. As a picky movie goer and eater, I don't say any of this lightly -- the movie was a lovely treat.

Who knew that Meryl Streep was that funny? Amy Adams was a doll. Paul and Julia's love story is something to behold, I had no idea how sweet it was. The movie overall was a wonderful ode to 30 somethings trying to make it, to Julia Child, to Paris, to New York.

Thank you for continuing to entertain and edify. You have made Julia, who I once thought to be a relic of my mom's generation, exciting and alive.

Congratulations to you. And to the rest of you, GO SEE THIS MOVIE!

2:54 PM  
Blogger Sarah Garza said...

I purchased your book from Strand this past December before an eventful holiday visit back to Detroit. I began reading it during the drive back to Brooklyn and was laughing so loud and so often that my fiance began asking me to read it out loud. I finished it on the bus ride to D.C. for Obama's inauguration after we had already decided to visit Julia's kitchen at the Smithsonian. Tonight, I just botched a weight watchers chicken recipe and have ordered the fattiest pizza on the planet as a meal replacement. Guess I have a way to go in the cooking department. Bravo on the success and we cannot wait to see the movie.

6:51 PM  
Blogger Ouisie said...

I have discovered your book and LOVE you! I sent it to my cooking daughter in Portland who also loved it. I am now reading Julia's biography of her time in Paris with Paul and have opened up my 1964 copy of Mastering the Art. Thank you for opening this door in my life.

5:22 PM  
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3:57 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

A friend of mine gave me your book for my birthday last April, and I just got around to reading it. I'm recommending it to everyone I know: I can't remember the last time I read a book and was laughing out loud! I am just about to retire from working at a California state university, and boy could I relate to your comments about your job (except at least here it's mostly Democrats -- except the evil administration!)

I haven't been in a movie theatre for three years, but I will definitely go and see Julie and Julia.

One thing I don't understand is why you felt obligated to cook every recipe in the book, and not just things you thought you'd like. I think you are amazingly brave. I took apart a crab ONCE and have bought only little containers of it ever since.

I think you should definitely write another book. Personally, I lean to Mediterranean cooking (olive oil instead of butter.)

4:00 PM  
Blogger Kristie said...

so excited to see your movie, but i already picked up on a couple scenes that don't seem true to the book. nonetheless, i can't wait!


9:19 AM  
Blogger Hannah said...

I read this book a month ago after a stint in ICU and I LOVED it and actually went back and read the blog.

I think you are a wonderful writer and your story has actually inspired me to take on apassion I've been too scared to jump at, what could happen? I fuck up? Meh! So, thanks!

And the movie looks so great, congratulations!

3:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My challenge, it was to write you.
French girl that I am in low bottom of the linguistic study, strictly speaking: Without precise faculties to speak English, I manage with the on-line translator. (Thank you google)

It is 11:45 am and having finished your book at 00:26 am exactly, I took the envy(urge) to write you, can be because it is totally stupid (yes, I collect the stupidities) because there is surement not enough luck so that: of one you read personally your e-mail(Forgive me if it is not the case)And secondly so that you answered you even your readers. (Once again please forgive me if it was mistaken there.)

I write since a quite small room, of a quite small house, in an any small part of France. And having a priori no future as ' writer (in my big despair) nor the same cooker (in the big despair of my mother),To say to you not thank you, it would be very too conventional, (and it is necessary to say that I am not all that it of more conventional there.) but to write you in simplicity of the words (or not..). To say to you that there is henceforth today a person furthermore having read your book. A person whom this novel pleased. A person who envies your talent (of writer !!)And a person which thanks to your example of tenacity, courage, and madness surement, (although I really have no model to be followed in this domain there, my small completely nutcase person should be enough for me.)Dashed simplistic challenge to contact you. It is made thing.
Cordially I.
(Is my name really interesting at the present time this?..)

My blog:

3:30 AM  
Blogger Julian R said...

Hi Julie, I left a comment in the original blog (first day of cooking) but then got a message that the notification email to you can't be sent, since your mailbox yada yada yada.

Since you've got the movie coming up (I've seen it) and will be receiving lots of comments, you might want to see that comments reach you - or are not possible anymore. I guess.

Best wishes,


2:52 PM  
Blogger Yommy Mommy said...

just saw the movie :) Loved it

7:52 PM  
Blogger Wallflower Diaries said...

Can't wait to see it!

7:44 AM  
Blogger Wallflower Diaries said...

I'm on the second reading of your book before the movie comes out :)

7:51 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I was able to see the film this week at an Advance Screening in Los Angeles and it is FANTASTIC!!! Meryl Streep becomes Julia Child and you forget that Amy Adams is an actress. Brava!

1:56 PM  
Blogger Bonney Hughes said...

Reading your book inspired me to start my own blog, Thank you so much! Loved it! Love the trailer! Meryl Streep is my favorite actress and I really like Amy Adams, too. Can't wait to see the movie. It looks like it will be funny and inspiring, but in a different way from the book. Everyone should read the book, too, because you'll feel like you're in Julie's apartment laughing with her over a gimlet. And like you can actually do something with your life!

BTW, do you know why I don't get emails when you post anymore?

Also, read eternalis's comment a few up from this one--it is quite funny as a result of her using on online translator (like Babel Fish), but also touching.

8:23 AM  
Blogger Lynn said...

I just finished reading your book yesterday, and now I see that David Strathairn is going to be filming a movie in Milwaukee.

4:23 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Hi, Julie. Just finished your book (getting ready for the movie) -- a pleasant two-day read. My Dad always told me that folks stuck in jobs they hated "... had a failure of imagination." Glad to see that you found your imagination and your job.

David in VA

8:10 AM  
Blogger Kay said...

If you decide to do any fun stuff in Austin please please please let Addie Broyles at the Statesman and me know. We'd both love to feature you in a column. She's the cool employed food writer and I'm the freelancer who does restaurant writing for We both loved the blog & the book!

7:59 AM  
Blogger HI-San Francisco Group Sales said...

I just saw your movie last night at a preview here in San Francisco. It was an amazing tour de force. EVERYONE enjoyed it! Few movies garner applause at the end, let alone a standing ovation. Yours certain did both, and well earned too. Thank you for bringing to life a wonderful story and reconnecting another generation with the genius of Julia Child.


Brian K. Leadingham

12:58 PM  
Blogger Deborah Moll said...

Unbelievably, I got a ticket for two to see a screening of the film last night, July 9th, in St. Louis. Tried getting a foodie friend or two to go with me and rats, they were all committed to other events. My darling husband was happy to go along and we were NOT disappointed. Amy was an excellent verklempt Julie and of course, Meryl Steep nailed Julia down wonderfully - as always, her voice and expressions were spot on. I really loved the weaving of Julia's autobiography in with the project to flesh out Julia's life in France and her wonderful marriage with Paul. I am glad the "bug infestation" scene didn't make it in - that was even awful to read! On a deeper level, the parallel between the two women on a quest for creating meaning in their lives was a poignant undercurrent. See the movie. After looking forward to it for months and months, like one's grade school picnic, it did not disappoint. It's great fun, even though it won't answer any existential questions on the meaning of life. That's a journey far richer than butter and more butter. . .

9:05 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I picked up your book at the store recently and am enjoying it tremedously! Just made baked eggs with curry sauce and toast for breakfast after having a few too many drinks last night. Thanks for that yummy tip!! Can't wait to see the movie and what you are up to next. Love your writing, so full of wit. I think we can all find a bit of ourselves floating around in your experiences.

9:25 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

New to your blog. Saw movie at St.Louis preview. Incredibly enjoyable. Even the men (who were making noises about having to go to a chick flick) said they had a good time. Only question everyone had after was did Julia really diss you or at 90 did she not really get the whole blog thing. Was there ever any direct communication between you two? As I said I am new to this site so this probably has been well covered already. Glad to be here as a newbie.

9:37 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I cannot wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

5:27 PM  
Blogger CelticSweetie said...

My mom, my brother, her friend and I all saw the Julie & Julia at a special showing in Sterling Heights, MI. All us absolutely loved the movie. My mom had read My Life in Paris so she was familiar with Julia Child's time in Paris. I remember seeing you on Martha Stewart show I believe when your book first came out; at least that's where I think I saw you. This movie was very funny. The kind of funny where laughing out load is appropriate. I think both Amy Adams and Meryl Streep did a fantastic job. I loved the scenes where Julie had a break down. I tell all of the patrons who regularly visit the movie theater I work at to definitely go see Julie & Julia. It is a definite must see movie. I just found your blog today. I was curious to see if you still were blogging and well I guess you are. Hope you enjoy the movie when you see it. Amy Adams did such a great job playing you. Nora Ephron did a wonderful job both writing the screenplay and directing.

3:00 PM  
Blogger Rich Mom, Rich Dad. Poor Mom, Poor Dad. said...

Hi Julie! Congrats on your success, you're every blogger's dream :)

I received a copy of your book to read and review, I would definitely love to share it with you!


5:38 PM  
Blogger wineslave said...

Congratulations...see your dreams did come true. To become famous. The journey was the whole point though. Best to you and can't wait to see the movie.

7:23 AM  
Blogger Shantastic said...

I saw the movie last night in an advance screening and loved it. I read your book in 2006 and have been so psyched for the movie. Love it.

8:26 AM  
Blogger Hilary Hill (yes, really!) said...

I cannot wait to see the movie, from the first moment I saw the trailer I was hooked.
It introduced me to your blog and book...what a fantastic idea!
You are going to gain a whole new wave of fans, congratulations!

8:51 AM  
Blogger Larry E Collins said...

My wife, son and I saw a pre-screening of the movie last night and we TOTALLY LOVED IT! We laughed out loud at times and we completely enthralled with the whole story. It was charming, encouraging, heart-warming, and hilarious. And it's NOT just a "chick flick." I'm telling everyone to go see it. Thanks for a GREAT story. You must be quite a gal (and have a great husband) ;-)
Greetings from Dallas.

9:33 PM  
Blogger suzzzz said...

I just finished the book and I feel sad that I can't visit with you now . I loved it !!!
I can't wait to see the movie .
How wonderful for you . Congratulations on the success , it's the greatest .

5:12 PM  
Blogger harv681 said...

Congratulations on becoming a movie! I read the book--loved it and became a Julia Child fan again (I am old enough to have seen the original "The French Chef" series)! Saw the movie as a "sneak peek" last night-- Absolutely charming! Meryl Streep's channeling of Julia is Oscar-worthy!

3:40 PM  
Blogger Laura Tutor said...

I saw the movie last night and have read your book. I loved it! I wish Amy Adams was playing me in a movie.

2:56 PM  
Blogger Shepherd's Loft said...

I didn't know you were in blogland until I saw "Julie and Julia" yesterday. The movie was wonderful. Congratulations!

5:08 PM  
Blogger aetdh said...

I just saw your movie and now I can't wait to read the book. I loved the movie. I found it to be inspiring, sad, and funny all at the same time. Congrats on making good on what you started and for mking me feel anything is possible if you set your mind to it.

9:03 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Good evening, Julie. Saw your movie tonight. So enjoyed it. However, my advice to you? Keep it going. Don't be a "future forgotten icon." Just like Julia Childs, keep something going for you and your husband and life. You be in charge and don't allow the marketing people and agents taken control...know what I mean? Take care. I look forward to your next big project. Shirley Tyler, Newly Published Author.

9:50 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Good evening, Julie. Saw your movie tonight. So enjoyed it. However, my advice to you? Keep it going. Don't be a "future forgotten icon." Just like Julia Childs, keep something going for you and your husband and life. You be in charge and don't allow the marketing people and agents taken control...know what I mean? Take care. I look forward to your next big project. Shirley Tyler, Newly Published Author.

9:51 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Good evening, Julie. Saw your movie tonight. So enjoyed it. However, my advice to you? Keep it going. Don't be a "future forgotten icon." Just like Julia Childs, keep something going for you and your husband and life. You be in charge and don't allow the marketing people and agents taken control...know what I mean? Take care. I look forward to your next big project. Shirley Tyler, Newly Published Author.

9:55 PM  
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Ayer ví la película y me ha gustado muchísimo. Me encanta cocinar y tengo un blog de cocina. Que sepas que estoy detrás de conseguir alguna de las recetas que salen en la película.


Yesterday I saw the movie and I have liked it very much. I am charmed with cooking and have a kitchen blog. That you know that I am behind obtaining someone of the recipes that go out in the movie.

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Blogger Christy said...

I read your book last fall when I was nearing the end of my pregnancy, and I must say: you saved my husband's life. If it weren't for the joy that book brought me, he would have been dead meat. *j/k*

Alas, I JUST saw the movie and I loved it. Did I like the book more? Yes. But, I still adore the movie! (I'm more of a reader than a watcher...)

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Hey Julie, Just saw The Movie J&J And LOVED IT :D... You have just Inspired Me to Start a Blog :)

So thank u :D

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Blogger Steve C. said...

So you're THE Julie Powell! I loved that movie, and Amy Adams and Meryl Streep. Enjoyed it..btw sorry about the way Julia Child had reacted to your admiration as portrayed in the film..

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