I love this movie review of "The Perfect Getaway" By Luke Y. Thompson on E! Online. I think you'll like it, too:
Review in a Hurry: Milla Jovovich and Steve Zahn play newlyweds who go hiking in Hawaii. And they hike. And hike some more. For over an hour. There's also some stuff about a pair of murderers hiding out on the same island, but it doesn't pay off until the very end, by which time you may have hiked your way to the ticket counter to demand a refund.
Doesn't that make you laugh?
I'm sad that "Julie & Julia" is getting just so-so reviews. I love Julia Child's story, about how she was a bored housewife in Paris, following her beloved husband around as he went from government posting to government posting. Child was in the OSS, a pre-CIA organization. Julia Child was a spy!
Anyway, she became the first woman to enroll in the revered Le Cordon Bleu cooking school. And mastered French cooking. Her book, "Mastering the Art of French Cooking," became the cookbook for a whole generation of cooks.
And that's the premise of the movie. A young woman (Amy Adams) decides to make a recipe a day out of Child's book in a year and blog about it each day. Julia Child is played by the incomparable Meryl Streep.
According to the reviews I've read, the movie doesn't quite gel.
It doesn't matter. I'm still going to see it.
I love the scene in the trailer where Paul French, played by Stanley Tucci, asks his wife what she likes to do. She replies, "Eat."
I'm with her!