June 1, 2012

Reverb/Restart - Prompt #1

So I'm starting off another attempt at a month of Reverb Broads prompts (see my shiny new badge over there on the right hand sidebar?).  I make no promises about keeping up with the prompts, but I figure, "New Month, New Start."  How many times have I said that? Heh.

Anywho, the first prompt is:
With what fictional character (book, movie, TV, etc.) do you most identify? Why?
Yeesh.  Not starting out with an easy one, are we?
And I'm already going to cheat on the prompt, because the first person that came to my mind was Julie Powell (as portrayed by Amy Adams) from the movie Julie & Julia, but she's not a fictional character.

But, stay with me here...

I think I'm a lot like Amy Adams' portrayal of Julie Powell.  Kind of manic, adorable redhead, sweet and supportive husband, kind of a bitch at times, strained relationship with mother, loves to read, wear pearls, cook, and fixates on projects.  

I do not, however, identify with the actual Julie Powell.   

I saw the movie first, which broke my cardinal rule of books-turned-into-movies, but I'm glad that it happened in that order in this case.  I love the movie.  I did not love the book.  I found the Julie Powell in the book to be a completely obnoxious, self-absorbed shrew.  She's quite lucky that the studio got the amazing and adorable Amy Adams to play her on screen, because it made even her worst character flaws forgiveable. 

....so maybe it's just that I'd like to identify with Amy Adams.  Hmmm.

But I mean...who WOULDN'T? LOOK AT HER!


  1. Looooooooooooooooove Amy Adams....loooooooooooove her in that movie. will not read the book :).

  2. I felt the same way! I liked the movie and then thought "Hey, I bet the book is even better!" and then really, really disliked the book-Julie. It's too bad, really.

  3. Amy Adams is adorable.

    I haven't read the book, and based on the reviews I've seen I don't think I will... (Maybe that's why it's said Julie Child was not happy about the book.)