Movie Review: Julie and Julia (2009)

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Movie Summary: Julie and Julia (2009)

This movie follow the lives of two women who struggle with their identity in different times but find that their lives are combined to form a recipe that attracts women to cooking.

Julia is the housewife of a foreign diplomat in Paris. She is larger in size and finds no appeal in shopping for fashion in Paris, instead, she becomes obsessed with french food only to find no American English French cookbooks. She sets off to train in culinary school alongside male chefs (a taboo at the time) and through persistence and support from her partner, she eventually overcomes difficulties to publish a cookbook and become a celebrity chef.

Julie, in the modern day, is an office worker in the government counselling those who had survived 911. She finds that she is 30 and stuck. She comes across Julia's cookbook and is inspired by her husband to cook all 500+ recipes in 365 days with a blog to document her journey. She shows a raw view of what it's like to accomplish this feat.



My Thoughts: At the beginning, I was a little skeptical about the movie. The actors eventually grew into their roles and told very convincing stories. The two stories both show how women can overcome the way society sees them and excels to become success stories. I'm inspired to learn to cook some of Julia Child's recipes after watching the movie. I recommend this movie to those who have a love of cooking and those on the lookout for a feel good movie.

But what I am in awe of is the support the two women had from their husbands. Their husbands put up with their obsessions, they sit and watch while they struggle and provide them with a shoulder to lean on when the world becomes too much.

We too maybe going through different struggles- maybe struggling financially, with work, study, relationships... but we don't have to. We have a shoulder to lean on, someone to tell- even if we don't have great partners- for God promised, he promised to love us. It will be ok, because the battle is already won.


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Intro: Em - Gma7 - Cma7 - Am7/C (4x)

Verse 1:
          G                   Bm7             Am7
There's a wreckage, there's a fire, there's a weakness in my love
          G        Bm7       Am7           G            Bm7
There's a hunger I can't con-trol, Lord, I falter and I fall down
       Am7                                       G        Bm7      Am7
Then I hold on to the chains You broke, when You came and saved my soul
Save my soul

Em - Gma7 - Cma7 - Am7/C (2x)

Chorus:
C2          G       Bm7              C2                   Em    D
Hallelujah, we are free to struggle, we're not struggling to be free
C2                    G        Bm7       C2                  Em         D
Your blood bought and makes us children, children, drop your chains and sing

Em - Gma7 - Cma7 - Am7/C (2x)

Verse 2:
   G                Bm7             Am7
So why, Lord, do I still fail, do I wear thin
                    G     Bm7    Am7      G            Bm7
Why do I still give in to tempta-tion, on my own, I am bankrupt
        Am7                           G          Bm7         Am7
I don't trust You or take You at Your word, what You've prom-ised
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Chorus:
C2          G       Bm7              C2                   Em    D
Hallelujah, we are free to struggle, we're not struggling to be free
C2                    G        Bm7       C2                  Em         D
Your blood bought and makes us children, children, drop your chains and sing

Bridge:
Em          G             C
Hallelujah, death is over-come, and we are breathing
Em          G                   C
Hallelujah, our stone hearts be-come, flesh that's beating
Em          G                   C
Hallelujah, chains have been un-done, and we are singing
Em              G           C
Hallelujah, the fire has be-gun, can you feel it
Em          G             C         Am
Hallelujah, death is over-come, and we are breathing
Em          G                   C     Am
Hallelujah, our stone hearts be-come, flesh that's beating
Em          G                   C         Am
Hallelujah, chains have been un-done, and we are singing
Em              G           C    Am
Hallelujah, the fire has be-gun, can you feel it

Chorus:
C2          G       Bm7              C2                   Em    D
Hallelujah, we are free to struggle, we're not struggling to be free
C2                    G        Bm7       C2                  Em         D
Your blood bought and makes us children, children, drop your chains and sing

Outro: Em - G - C - Am7 - Em - G - C - Am7 - G

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