I finally saw Julie and Julia
, the Nora Ephron film based on Julie Powell's book about her efforts to cook all the recipes in Julia Child's magnum opus in 365 days and to blog about it. I'd give it four out of five stars - entertaining and engaging, and Meryl Streep is great as Julia. Cooking's of limited interest to me, though the film did make me ravenously hungry. Don't see it at 5pm!
I especially liked the treatment of my namesake's blogging efforts, and how they brought her fame and fortune. The film showed her fielding multiple queries from agents and editors, but it never did reveal how much money she made. On the othr hand, it went into wrenching detail about Julia Childs' efforts to get published, and how thrilled she was about an advance of $150.00. Yes, you read that right - one hundred and fifty dollars.
Julie Lomoe's Musings Mysterioso