Film Non-Review: We (Almost) Saw Julie & Julia Last Night

Well, we had hoped to bring you a review of Julie & Julia today, as there was a screening last night in our town and we scored free tickets. Free tickets turned out to be a misnomer, though, as the studio and PR agency gave out far, far too many passes, and hundreds of people who showed up well ahead of the screening time were turned away at the door.

We have a hunch there were a lot more screenings across the country last night, though, and so we're curious. Did you see this first film about a food blogger, and if so, what did you think?

If you did see it, tell us! We'd love to hear your thoughts.

I was also intrigued by how many people showed up for this screening last night. Yes, I know advance film screenings are always purposefully overbooked, but this one was either grossly, massively overbooked, or else nearly everyone who had a pass showed up. That definitely speaks well for the topic of this movie; Julia Child is so loved, and it seems like this one is going to be a hit.

Related: Survey: Are You Looking Forward to Seeing Julie & Julia?

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Faith is the executive editor of The Kitchn and the author of three cookbooks. They include Bakeless Sweets (Spring 2013) as well as The Kitchn's first cookbook, which will be published in Fall 2014. She lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband Mike.

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