Julie & Julia is a 2009 dramedy and maybe the best recent example of the difficulty with a double-storyline movie that I like to call the Fried Green Tomatoes problem. It’s a movie where Meryl Streep, the star’s character actress and the character actress’ star, then at the height of her post-
The Kathy Bates saran wrap scene was the first time I felt bad for an adult in a movie.
Also Possession with ya girl Gwyneth Paltrow, ya boy Aaron Eckhart, the exquisite Jennifer Ehle and one of the Jeremys (youngish). How is this a whole genre of movies? In all cases, it’s the contemporary story that is barely a story. It’s interesting!