Watched Julie and Julia last night. Wasn't expecting much from it and then was blown away with delight! Meryl Streep IS Julia Child--absolutely wonderful and amazing. The scenes showing her when she's starting classes at the Cordon Bleu made me laugh out loud. Could have done with less of the "Julie" part, but they used it nicely to show Julia Child's lasting influence. The Child part of the film is based on her book, "My Life in France" which is a very good read itself. Oh and kudos to Stanley Tucci as Paul Child.