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26th Dec '15 12:07:08 PM StFan
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* {{OSS}}: Paul and Julia met DuringTheWar while working abroad.
-->'''Dinner Guest:''' Were you spies?
-->'''Paul:''' '''[[NoExceptYes No]]'''. [{{Beat}}] [[BrutalHonesty Yes]]. [Beat] [[BlatantLies No]].


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* SpyFiction: Paul and Julia met DuringTheWar while working abroad.
-->'''Dinner Guest:''' Were you spies?\\
'''Paul:''' '''[[NoExceptYes No]]'''. (''{{beat}}'') [[BrutalHonesty Yes]]. (''beat'') [[BlatantLies No]].
6th Dec '15 1:04:45 PM Morgenthaler
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6th Feb '15 1:54:23 AM shamblingdead2
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** Notably averted with both the main couples in the film, though. Julia Child was never a great beauty, nor her husband more than average looking, and Julie and Eric are about equal in attractiveness.
1st Jan '15 8:18:43 PM nombretomado
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The other story is about Julia Child herself (played by the great MerylStreep) and how she came to (help) write that cookbook and become a great cook. We meet her in the beginning of the film in the late 1940s, when she moves to Paris. She is the life of the party, so exuberant that most people love her despite her impropriety, which is good because she is married to a diplomat. Now, the wives of diplomats are rarely required to do anything; Julia knows she needs to do something to keep from going crazy. After unsuccessful (as in unenjoyable) attempts at hatmaking and learning to play bridge, she decides to take a cooking class at Le Cordon Bleu. On determining that she already knows what the cooking course is attempting to teach her, she asks the woman running the place (who is one of the few people who dislike her, and the feeling becomes mutual) if there is anything more advanced. There is--the course for professional chefs. So Julia takes that one and loves it...

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The other story is about Julia Child herself (played by the great MerylStreep) Creator/MerylStreep) and how she came to (help) write that cookbook and become a great cook. We meet her in the beginning of the film in the late 1940s, when she moves to Paris. She is the life of the party, so exuberant that most people love her despite her impropriety, which is good because she is married to a diplomat. Now, the wives of diplomats are rarely required to do anything; Julia knows she needs to do something to keep from going crazy. After unsuccessful (as in unenjoyable) attempts at hatmaking and learning to play bridge, she decides to take a cooking class at Le Cordon Bleu. On determining that she already knows what the cooking course is attempting to teach her, she asks the woman running the place (who is one of the few people who dislike her, and the feeling becomes mutual) if there is anything more advanced. There is--the course for professional chefs. So Julia takes that one and loves it...



* LargeHam: MerylStreep, because Julia Child was like that.

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* LargeHam: MerylStreep, Creator/MerylStreep, because Julia Child was like that.
5th May '14 1:51:06 AM shamblingdead
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One story is about Julie Powell (played by Creator/AmyAdams). Julie is a government worker and unsuccessful writer who has just moved to a depressing part of Queens for a larger apartment (relatively speaking) and to be closer to her husband's place of work. Her work is depressing -- the year is 2002, and she is dealing with a lot of calls related to 9/11. When she learns that one of her friends, one she considers vapid, is writing a blog, she wants to write one herself. She and her husband discuss what it should be about, because it is supposed to be a distraction from her depressing life. They finally decide it should be about cooking. She has a copy of Julia Child's cookbook ''Mastering the Art of French Cooking'' and so she decides to cook every recipe in it in one year (please note that there are [[{{Doorstopper}} over five hundred recipes]] included in it). This, even though she has a husband, a job, and a cat, and is only home in the late evening. It quickly becomes an obsession.

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One story is about Julie Powell (played by Creator/AmyAdams). Julie is a government worker and unsuccessful writer who has just moved to a depressing part of Queens for a larger apartment (relatively speaking) and to be closer to her husband's place of work. Her work is depressing -- the year is 2002, and she is dealing with a lot of calls related to 9/11. When she learns that one of her friends, one she considers vapid, is writing a blog, she wants to write one herself. She and her husband discuss what it should be about, because it is supposed to be a distraction from her depressing life. They finally decide it should be about cooking. She has a copy of Julia Child's Creator/JuliaChild's cookbook ''Mastering the Art of French Cooking'' and so she decides to cook every recipe in it in one year (please note that there are [[{{Doorstopper}} over five hundred recipes]] included in it). This, even though she has a husband, a job, and a cat, and is only home in the late evening. It quickly becomes an obsession.
8th Jan '14 7:32:56 PM LadyNorbert
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* JerkassHasAPoint: While Julie Powell may have looked like a [[KickTheDog kicked puppy]] after Julia Child told her she'd missed the point of her cookbook, she wasn't far from the mark. Julia Child made it her mission to demystify a style of cooking presumed to be too advanced for home cooks, in that context it's not hard to see how she could take offense to Julie Powell building-up ''Mastering the Art of French Cooking'' as a mighty challenge.

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* JerkassHasAPoint: While Julie Powell may have looked like a [[KickTheDog kicked puppy]] after Julia Child told her she'd missed the point of her cookbook, she wasn't far from the mark. Julia Child made it her mission to demystify a style of cooking presumed to be too advanced for home cooks, cooks; in that context context, it's not hard to see how she could take offense to Julie Powell building-up ''Mastering the Art of French Cooking'' as a mighty challenge.



* TrueCompanions: Julie starts with these; Julia gains them.

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* TrueCompanions: Julie starts with these; Julia gains them.these in the course of her story. Julie has some to start, but it's an odd take on the trope because it seems like she doesn't like most of them very much; she's introduced groaning to a coworker about being expected to show up for "Cobb Salad Thursday."
15th Dec '13 1:00:08 PM MetropolisGal2
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* PrecisionFStrike: Paul gives one when [[spoiler: Julia's book is rejected for the umpteenth time]].
15th Dec '13 12:10:15 PM MetropolisGal2
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* TinyGuyHugeGirl: Julia is 6'2"; Paul is around 5'8". Also, [[spoiler:Julia's sister, Dorothy and her future husband.]]
15th Dec '13 11:29:01 AM MetropolisGal2
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* Foreshadowing: Paul and Julia are walking through a park where they pass a couple pushing a baby carriage - Julia watches them sadly and Paul pats her hand tenderly. See HappilyMarried below.

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* Foreshadowing: {{Foreshadowing}}: Paul and Julia are walking through a park where they pass a couple pushing a baby carriage - Julia watches them sadly and Paul pats her hand tenderly. See HappilyMarried below.
15th Dec '13 11:26:55 AM MetropolisGal2
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* Foreshadowing: Paul and Julia are walking through a park where they pass a couple [[spoiler: pushing a baby carriage - Julia and Paul never have children.]]

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* Foreshadowing: Paul and Julia are walking through a park where they pass a couple [[spoiler: pushing a baby carriage - Julia watches them sadly and Paul never have children.]]pats her hand tenderly. See HappilyMarried below.
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