The whole picture is weak - unbelievably weak.
1. Casting Stanley Tucci as Paul was puzzling. He came across as a sensitive guy - not someone who would be married to a woman who is portrayed as an idiot.
2. Meryl Streep plays Julia Child as a buffoon - a cartoon of the real person. Ever looking like she can't focus her eyes, giggling, squeaking like wet rubber, lolling her head drunkenly and rolling her eyes. That's not acting. That's just stupid.
3. The only scene which was believable and well done was where Julia receives the letter from her sister.
4. It was so weird: Paul is normal; Julia is an idiot, and Julie and her husband are bland, bland, and bland. It's unbelievable that a woman as bland as Julie would devote so much time and effort to cooking.
At the end, the film insults your intelligence, tests your patience and desecrates food. The true star of the movie was the butter.
Rating: 1.5 / 5