I guess I would argue that we’re still living in the time of Julia Child; she’s the reason that cooking is more than just a thing people do to live, and instead occupies its own niche in popular culture. I watch cooking shows because of her. I am a little sore that she died well before cooking became a part of my own identity, but hey, c’est la vie. I have this movie. That’s enough.
Julia is a rare achievement in that it’s about something, where most biographical docs aren’t really about anything; they’re newspaper clippings. I’d rather read Wikipedia articles. This isn’t that kind of movie. It’s…a good movie.
You can read my review over at Paste Magazine.