This is the first movie about blogging, how Julie Powell (born in 1973), in her struggling office day job took to chronicling her attempt to cook Julia's 524 recipes of french cuisine in 365 Days, in her blog. By the end of the one year, she has turned into an overnight sensational chef cum food writer. She was crushed when she was told that her idol Julia Child did not want to meet her. I can understand why the old lady "hates" her.
Julia Child had to wait 8 long years before anyone was willing to publish her book. She painstakingly learned, tested and tried cooking all the recipes, translating them from French to English, all of the 524 recipes, AND by using a type writer in those days. Julie Powell hit fame within a year just by blogging about duplicating her idol's recipes and sharing her thoughts. Thus, the beauty of how technology has evolved between the 2 eras, and somewhat unfairness.
Another lesson learnt: Self-confidence is the key to Julie's and Julia's success. I quote Bud Bilanich .... "Both Julia Child and Julie Powell surrounded themselves with positive people. They had loving, supportive spouses and a small circle of friends who believed in them and encouraged them through the tough times". So you see, being self-confident is damn important.
Oh, and I also learnt from the movie, that we can never have enough butter for anything. It is the soul to anything you cook, a simply rich indulgence (plus clogged arteries). Hehehe....