The inimitable* Gastropoda cooks my exasperation town into one of those 140 character things: If the Julia movie were a cow, its udders would be aching. Can they milk it any harder? Ms. Gastropoda's comment may have been inspired by this valentine from DI/DO, on the challenges of styling food for a movie that is about a book about blogging about cooking through a cookbook, fused with a jankety posthumous memoir by the co-author of aforementioned cookbook, evidently b/c even Nora Ephron could not concoct a screenplay out of J&J. Luckily for this film, there is a product designed to ease the discomfort that can attend overuse of the udders. It's called Bag Balm. Generations of Vermonters have used it for everything from bovine mastitis to keeping howitzers firing during the Battle of the Bulge, and now it's a new category for when excessive milking of hype needs to be soothed.**
*From the Latin root meaning, "entertaining, and widely feared." **Speaking of veterinary lubricants, let's hope Bag Balm is available in Columbia, SC!