That said, I've seen "Julie & Julia" and Meryl Streep is breathtaking, warm and utterly charming as Julia Child. I couldn't help but smile with delight every single time she was on screen. And, an overwhelming need for all things French surely did follow.
The grumbling is really all about Julie Powell - the real Julia Powell, not the fictional one up on the screen portrayed by the ever-perky Amy Adams.
I say ignore it. Go. See Meryl as Julia. It's bliss.