Julie & Julia

I've been looking forward to Julie & Julia for quite some time—and not just because, as Iain put it this weekend while we looked over a list of the remaining movies to be released this year, "Our Excitement List is at zero." But I have to admit, the trailer is making me a little nervous:

Amy Adams fat? Even her face? "Risking [her] well-being" for the "deranged assignment" of cooking foods that must be eaten in small portions? (Do I hear a message that women can't possibly control themselves when rich food is put in front of them?)

I fear that I will like only half of this movie. I hope the marketing is just bad. *crosses fingers* I can't imagine that Nora Ephron would go to the trouble of making a movie about Julia Child and have its message be one of self-denial and self-loathing. Please Maude, no.

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