Meryl Streep is just a joy as Julia Child, in one of her most graceful performances. Amy Adams is solid as Julie Powell, who decides to write a blog about cooking every recipe in Child's cookbook. Eat something before you enter the theater, or you'll be hungrier afterwards. The dishes shown might make even the VideoHound drool.
Nothing like taking one of America's gems and turning her into a cartoon character. I know we laughed when Dan Akroyd poked fun of Julia on SNL - but this woman was more than that.
The story idea of paralleling two women seemed brilliant but then the dialogue and the directing just succumbed to banality.
And then there was Meryl Streep -- professional movie reviewers loved her performance. I didn't. I was so offended by her portrayal plus the lack of meat in the story.
This is no way to remember Julia Child -- this movie is an injustice to a brilliant mind and a wonderful woman. Nora Efron should be ashamed that she is profiting off of this woman's life.
Brilliantly acted and deeply moving
Reviewed by x495 for Doubt at 2009-08-15 15:52:02
Doubt is this year's most well-acted drama. The plot revolves around a small Catholic school in the city where a seemingly friendly priest named Father Flynn is accused of molesting a young African-American boy. Sister Aloysius (Meryl Streep) is on his case immediately while Sister James, (Amy Adams) another nun sides with the priest. The verdict is decided by the audience. All three actors deliver what they're best at: top notch acting. Also with an engaging, fascinating plot Doubt deserved its Oscar nominees one hundred percent