Everybody needs inspiration. Julie Powell wanted to be a writer, but not until she challenged herself to make every recipe in Julia Child's culinary bible Mastering the Art of French Cooking
in one year - and blogged about it - did she find her voice. Her memoir about that year, Julie & Julia
, comes to the big screen thanks to writer/director Nora Ephron, a filmmaker who was in dire need of some inspiration.
The movie stars a pair of formidably talented actresses: Amy Adams and Meryl Streep. Adams plays Powell, an English lit grad who struggles through her stressful government job fielding phone calls from people who are having medical problem...