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Joan Cusack On the Travel Channel

anyone seen her new show where she goes to various countries (I believe all european) and samples the cuisine there? I am wondering if this is research for her new Julia Child movie.

Anyways I watched the france episode a few days ago and found her to be slightly annoying yet somewhat enjoyable (if that is at all possible). Basically, I couldn't decide if I liked her or not

Also the foie gras with the gingerbread looked absolutely divine

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  1. I can't watch her. Don't know if it's the voice, the attitude, or what...I find her unpleasant in some undefinable way. Isn't it funny how we humans react to one another?

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    1. re: Hungry Celeste

      Keep with it. I am a reformed Joan Cusack hater. Ooh, I HATED her, with a physical reaction whenever she appeared in a movie. I mean my skin CRAWLED.

      Then, one day, I think it was in "High Fidelity", she just clicked, and I realized that I was hatin' her on autopilot, but I was in fact enjoying her performance very much. I've been forced to reevaluate, and now, I think she's fantastic and hilarious. I can't wait to see her show.

    2. Julia Child movie? She will be playing the lady who writes the Julie/Julia blog? Or is there gonna be a movie actually about Julia Child? (Who would play Julia Child, I wonder?)

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      1. re: blue room

        Joan is playing Julia Child in the movie about her life.

        1. re: melly

          Well how dumb do I feel? Since the Julie/Julia blog became a book, I figured maybe they were making a movie too. Did NOT know about the Joan Cusack movie about J. Child. How wonderful! She had a rich rich life, interesting life.
          (On her gravestone is written "Bon Appetit".)
          I loved "My Life in France."
          While looking up Joan Cusack just now I happened to see it's her birthday today (Oct. 11)
          Actually, I DID see a suggestion somewhere of a Julie/Julia movie--something like a "Bridget's Diary" treatment of the book.

      2. oh my gosh, i was so mortified by the way she behaved in front of the frenchmen... what an embarrassment!

        she typifies the american that europeans and other foreigners hate... loud, annoying, ignorant (not that SHE is ignorant, but in their view, she may be perceived that way)

        i like joan cusack in general... i think she is sweet and honest, but not cut out to represent us when she is on that show.

        1. is it just me or does anyone else find it really weird that she didn't say "bonjour" or "merci". She kept saying hello and thankyou. I thought everyone knew how to say those two things in french? Then again I could be nitpicking

          also, she scrunches up her face an awful lot when she talks

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          1. re: bitsubeats

            YES!! At least when Tony Bourdain goes to a foreign country he gives them a hello/goodbye/thank you in the native language.

            That "quirk" of Joan's aside...I love her and have since she played the scoliosis kid with the brace in 16 candles. She's great...Broadcast News...a classic.

            1. re: masha bousha

              Doesn't make her any good on this show though.

              DT

          2. Her voice and the way she kept saying hello,hello drove me crazy,but I will keep watching for the food. She was really embaressing dealing with the french chef.