Last July, thanks to the nice folks at Arts & Letters Live, several loyal SideDish readers were invited to a private screening of the movie Julie& Julia. I wrote a review of the movie.
The following night I attended the Arts & Letters Live program that featured the Julie Powell, the Julie who wrote the blog that the movie was based on. After the program, Julie and I had a chat. I told her I didn’t like her.
I wish I could chat with Julie today. Actually, I wish I could pick up the phone and call Meryl Streep because she got screwed at the Academy Awards. Julie & Julia was not the greatest movie ever made, but Streep pulled off the bigger-than-life character of Julia Child. She took acting to another level.
Which brings me to last night. Over a plate of King Ranch casserole I watched The Blind Side. Other than Waiting to Exhale, The Blind Side is one of the worst movies I have ever seen. I have nothing against Sandra Bullock—even her cute little body can’t pull off tight white pants. But she was not “Best Actress” material by any stretch of the imagination.