Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Day 330 - How I Imagine Someone Would React to Watching Julie & Julia for the First Time (pt. 2)

Day 330.

There are only 35 days left in the Lawrence/Julie & Julia Project, which is, I don't know, weird. And as glad as I am to be finally nearing this completely arbitrary yet incredibly meaningful point in my life, I actually don't know how everything's going to end/what I am going to do myself after this blog comes to a close. (Oh wait--PSYCHE! I'm never watching Julie & Julia again, that's what I'm gonna fucking do!)

But all jokes aside, let us continue our journey back into the past--or rather, How I Imagine Someone Would React to Watching Julie & Julia for the First Time (pt. 2).


1:00 - The romantic chemistry between Meryl Streep and Stanley Tucci really is quite something. I could honestly watch these two talk about food all day long.

1:02 - Oh wow! A surprise wedding! I mean, I know we've only known Julia's sister Dorothy for about 5 minutes, but this wedding to Ivan Cousins surely was a delight and not at all a tangent from the mains storyline!

1:04 - An interesting discussion of McCarthyism--exactly what I wanted from my light-hearted culinary comedy-dramas.

1:05 - **SHEDS SINGLE TEAR**


1:05 - **SHEDS MULTIPLE TEARS** **BAWLS** *LOOKS UP BABY PICTURES ON INTERNET** **MARVELS AT BEAUTY OF LIFE**

1:07 - The genesis of Mastering the Art of French Cooking! What a historical moment! So exciting!

1:09 - Hahahahaha, Dan Akyroyd's Julia Child impression on SNL. What a riot! I wish more filmmakers would insert full SNL sketches in the middle of their movies, amirite?

1:10 - Oh no! Julie, wake up! The stew's gonna burn! Wake up, wake up, wake up!


1:15 - Real-life marginally famous historical figure alert! The author of the Joy of Cooking, Irma Roumbauer!! Scenes like this really add to the overall hilarious tone of this movie.

1:20 - OH NO!! NOT MARITAL PROBLEMS BETWEEN JULIE AND ERIC!! WHAT COULD POSSIBLY BE WORSE??

1:25 - Louisette is such a flake. Get outta here, you krazy woman! This cookbook's only big enough for two real authors.

1:28 - Paul was gay this entire time?!?! Uhwwhaaaaaa??? Gawsh, so many exciting twists and turns! Was Julie & Julia directed my M. Night Shyamalan (pre-Lady in the Water)?

1:31 - Ugh, I can't stand the fact that Julie and Eric are fighting--IF THESE TWO CAN'T MAKE IT, THEN NO ONE CAN.


1:36 - Oh, is this movie still going on? I'm sorry, I thought it would've been over by now.

1:42 - I got hungry so I left to go fix myself a sandwich. Turkey and swiss on whole wheat bread. The pickles just make the whole thing click though.

1:49 - Wow, this movie is really dragging. Time to make myself another sammich.

1:54 - Seriously? You guys are still fighting? I mean, I liked you enough in the beginning but now I don't know--just like, stop.

1:56 - FINALLY, THIS BLOG SHIT IS OVER. GIVE ME MORE JULIA.

1:59 - Awww, that's just... simply delightful. A little long as far as running time, Julie & Julia, but I could definitely see myself watching this movie again.


DRAMATIC IRONY IN FULL EFFECT.

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Julie & Julia
Quote of the Day: "Help yourself. The tapenade is marvelous." 

5 comments:

  1. naive!larry seems very ... feminine. more so in the last post than this one, but still, it's weird.

    halloween post coming up soon, i hope. not that my country gives a shit, but still.

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  2. Well, i still adore the movie after reading with you through many days. And after watching it myself ten and more times.
    So I think you did really well with these two 'virgin' attempts to watching it, welldone again to you!
    And thanks for that last photo: so great to start my day here in South Africa with that photo.

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  3. Well done. :) Can you do another post about making food from the movie? Like maybe those toasted bread/pepper things from the first five minutes or so? Or maybe the infamous Beaouf Bourgnion? <That was quite possibly, the hardest thing I have ever had to spell. Only 30 some odd days left! :D

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  4. That is soo stupid. He should instead get Roger Ebert's 100 greatest movies list, and watch one movie on that list per day. Then blog about it. Much more interesting. To get more info please visit www.plagiarismdetect.com.

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