Sister Time

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

My two sisters and I went to see Julie & Julia last night. What a great movie! I read a review that said that the parts with Julie were lame, but I disagree wholeheartedly. I thought it was a wonderful movie, and it would be a DVD I would actually consider buying! (I am very selective as to what I put in my personal collection!)

There is one scene with Julia (Meryl Streep is so good as Julia!) where she receives a letter that her sister (newly married) is pregnant. She sobs into her husband's chest, and although no tears sprung for me, it was so real. I'm not sure if Streep struggled at all with IF, but she must have talked intimately to someone who did or something, because her portrayal was spot on. It was perfect, and I just sat there feeling quite validated about the sadness that I experience when I get similar news. So even though I definitely identified with the pain, the whole movie was so fun and positive, that it kind of gave me an insight into how even a life without children can be full and wonderful. Of course I don't want to be without children forever (please Lord), but it inspired me to really live it up with my husband right now- he is such a blessing!

I definitely recommend the movie- especially as an inspiration to those of us still waiting to really embrace life to the fullest every day!

11 comments:

callmemama said...

Ooh, I've been wanting to see that movie! I might just have to beg my husband to take me :). I usually don't subject him to girly movies, but I LOVE Julia Child.

Praying for Hope said...

I'm glad it was a good movie. I was thinking about getting that for my mom at Christmas if it's on DVD by then.

callmemama said...

Btw, I've nominated you for an award on my blog!

Find joy in every journey said...

I want to see this movie! Glad you liked it. I am really trying to enjoy our childless marriage at this point...sleeping in, going wherever, whenever I want, vacation, going out to eat and not getting a babysitter, and also being able to be there for friends and family that have young children. :)

Eileen said...

I wrote a blog this the other day actually. LOVED that movie! And that seen brought tears to my eyes.

the misfit said...

I had no idea the movie had that angle. Now I have to watch it for sure.

keep calm and carry on... said...

i wanted to see this movie as soon as i saw the preview, but now i'm even more intrigued.

wonder if i can drag my husband along....

Jeremiah 29:11 said...

I saw the movie too! I briefly commented on it on my blog also... it was such a REAL scene. I had the same feeling as you - I felt totally validated for all the times I've had that same experience.

Ann said...

I saw the movie Friday and had to write about that scene, too! I thought it was beautiful (& probably like a flash back-minus the great cooking- to me after receiving the 'good news' from others).

Stacey said...

I loved the movie also! Thought it was very good & entertaining.

The scene you mentioned, although fairly brief, was heartbreaking to me. It definitely made me cry. Boy, did it hit home. :(

The Martins said...

Loved it too! She did a wonderful job, but then I think she's a really great actress.