Movie Review: Julia

There is probably no better example that I have ever seen in a movie that so very often the people in charge, those who make the most important decisions, have no idea what they are doing. After spending 12 years with her partner Simone Beck, putting together hundreds of the best food recipes of all time, Julia Child’s first book Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume I: 50th Anniversary Edition: A Cookbook – was rejected by a publisher. The reasons of course were idiotic and after that first rejection this book went on to be the #1 recipe book of all time – ultimately the inspiration for hundreds of recipe books that followed.

After Julia Child’s first book was a huge success, she went to PBS in Boston Massachusetts and was the star of her own cooking show for many years. The new movie “Julia” is an excellent documentary of the life of a woman who made cooking interesting to the world for the first time – with the obvious exception of France, where food is everything.

Julia Child was married to her husband Paul child for almost 50 years, they never had children. She went on to write almost 20 books in her career, all best sellers. As far as this documentary, I agree with the 98% ratings on Rotten Tomatoes and do recommend it.