Julie & Julia

Have you seen Julie & Julia yet?

It was such a great movie! My husband and sons loved it, too. Despite the fact that my husband had some kind of digestive disturbance (blamed on my dinner) and a rude person kicked the back of my chair throughout the entire second half of the movie. The entire theatre was sold out, so even though we bought our tickets that afternoon and came back later that night, we sat nearly in the front row. Necks-in-a-crick kind of viewing.

If you have seen it, what was your favorite scene? My favorite was when Julia was practicing her onion chopping skills. She started work at Le Cordon Bleu and chopped an onion like a normal person chops an onion. The chefs left her in their dust. She went home and chopped up dozens of onions until she had it nailed! But her husband walked into the kitchen and his eyes started to tear, he couldn’t breath.

One thing I appreciated about this story was that both Julia and Julie took a very long time to find their passion…and even then, it wasn’t easy for them. Obstacles, disappointments, lengthy delays, and then…at the 11th hour…success! Kind of like this writing gig!

When the movie was finally over, I turned behind me to see who was the CAD…the brute!…who kicked my chair repeatedly throughout this wonderful movie!

It was very little old lady.

About Suzanne

Suzanne Woods Fisher writes bestselling, award winning fiction and non-fiction books about the Old Order Amish for Revell Books. Her interest in the Plain People began with her Old Order German Baptist grandfather, raised in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Suzanne's app, Amish Wisdom, delivers a daily Amish proverb to your phone or iPad. She writes a bi-monthly column for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazine. She lives with her family in California and raises puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. To Suzanne's way of thinking, you can't take life too seriously when a puppy is running through your house with someone's underwear in its mouth.


  1. Mama Zen says:

    I haven't seen it yet, but it sounds fabulous!

  2. Jeannette Beeger says:

    Great review, and I love your comments about finding one's passion a bit later in life…I'm grateful for yours! Your writing is wonderful.

  3. Anonymous says:

    This was the best movie I have seen in a very long time!!! I can't choose a favorite scene – there were too many good ones! A friend had given me the cook book some time ago (someone had given it to her) and I hadn't even looked in it – until yesterday, after I had seen the movie. No way will I try ALL the recipes, but surely some…


  4. Inna says:

    I absolutely LOVE this movie. I saw it last Friday with a friend. I didn't know much about Julia Child but after the movie, I was inspired to get home and cook something with BUTTER. 🙂 My favorite scene in the movie was when Julia Child's husband asks her, "What do you like to do?", to which she replies, "Eat, and I am so good at it. I am practicly growing in front of you." I love her character. When I got home, I googled Julia Child and read her biography. Come to find out we were both born on August 15th. Leos rule!!!

  5. Ann says:

    My favorite part was when her husband asked her, "what do you like to do?" To which she replied, "EAT!" He said, "and you do it so well." She retorted, "I'm growing right in front of you!"