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Date Nights

Since Joash does sleep well at night, we are able to have a few in home date nights every now and then. These usually involve homemade pizza and a movie.

This past weekend we watched Julie and Julia (it was my turn to pick out the movie), but we both really like it. It is based on two true stories, that of Julia Child and Julie Powell, a woman who cooked through Julia Child's cookbook in a year and blogged about it.

The two stories were meshed together well through the common theme of food. The story was both serious and funny. The acting was excellent and the food looked awesome. We found it interesting to learn a bit more about Julia Child's life. She is such and iconic figure, but we knew very little of her personal life. Through the film you learn about her fantastic marriage, how she longed to have children, how she learned to cook and all of the work that went into the cookbook.
And it is this story that helped Julie Powell find herself as she was feeling a bit lost as she approached the age of thirty.

Overall it was a well done film. There was one vulgar word choice, but overall it was a clean film. We recommend this one as a nice date night movie. Make sure you have some good snacks to eat with it. It makes you hungry.


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