Movie Review: Julie and Julia at the Lighthouse Petone

It was Labour Day Monday.  The bloke was gearing up to watch U2 live on the internet. So I did what any self-respecting Hutt Valley Chick would do.  I picked a chick flick, called ‘the old girl’ (a.k.a. my lovely mother) and headed down to The Lighthouse in Petone.

We love it there.  Great intimate theatres (we were in number 4)  … and the opportunity to have a little vino with our movie.  There are only two downsides to The Lighthouse.  Lack of parking and deaf nanas who insist on talking loudly to each other during the movie.   

Luckily Julie & Julia didn’t disappoint. 

This lovely film follows the stories of two women: TV chef Julia Child and writer Julie Powell.  Julie decides to blog about her quest to cook all the receipes in Julia’s first cookbook.  In parallel, we see Julia’s quest in the 1950s to get her recipe book published.  Highlight of the movie?  Meryl Streep’s portrayal of Julia Child.  She is such a wonderful actress.  The movie is well worth seeing, but leave the bloke at home – it’s a bit girly.  Our rating 3.5 out of 5.

We’ll be heading back to The Lighthouse for The Lovely Bones which is out soon.

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