Director Nora Ephron
Starring Meryl Streep, Amy Adams, Stanley Tucci
Film *** Extras **
Nora Ephron’s culinary adventure about batty French cookbook author Julia Child (Meryl Streep) and the New Yorker who blogs her way through Child’s recipes (Amy Adams) is a tale of two courses.
The first – Adams’ kitchen quest – is a half-risen soufflé that even die-hard foodies might find bland.
But Streep’s goose-squawking impersonation of the real Child (spot-on) injects her ’60s-set Parisian portion with lots of tangy flavour.