Don't tell anyone, but tonight- less than three measly weeks before our final chair crit- I went to go see a movie. It was fantastic.
We went to see Julie and Julia, and I highly recommend that everyone see the film. Meryl Streep- and Julia Child- steal the show with stunning images (and acting) of France and cooking in the 50's. Even though she gets a little long-winded, the modern day character Julie does a good job of connecting Julia Child's story to present day (for anyone without a strong preexisting affinity for the Child.)
Perhaps as much as the movie, I recommend that you go get a copy of My Life in France, Julia Child's semi-auto biography. Her story is a good one, and the book is well written. There is much left un-told in the movie.