Friday, August 07, 2009

She's done it again


A.O. Scott on Meryl Streep in her new film Julie & Julia, where she plays the late kitchen icon Julia Child:

“By now this actress has exhausted every superlative that exists and to suggest that she has outdone herself is only to say that she’s done it again. Her performance goes beyond physical imitation, though she has the rounded shoulders and the fluting voice down perfectly.

“Often when gifted actors impersonate real, familiar people, they overshadow the originals, so that, for example, you can’t think of Ray Charles without seeing Jamie Foxx, or Truman Capote without envisioning Philip Seymour Hoffman. But Ms. Streep’s incarnation of Julia Child has the opposite effect, making the real Julia, who died in 2004, more vivid, more alive, than ever.”


[Photo: Jonathan Wenk/Columbia Pictures]

2 comments:

cb :: 林偉文 said...

i love her to death. if she wanted to have babies with me, i'd do it in a heartbeat. ha ha

Ron said...

Can't wait to see this one. What will happen if she wins an Oscar with this film? Will it be a sigh of relief? Will it be in honor of all the other characters she was nominated for?

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