Julie & Julia

Julie & Julia

Julie & Julia

Meryl Streep plays iconic chef Julia Child and Amy Adams plays author Julie Powell in this film by chick-flick Queen Nora Ephron (Sleepless in Seattle, You've Got Mail).

The real Julie Powell began a blog in 2002 chronicling her attempt to cook every recipie in Child's cook book 'Mastering the Art of French Cooking' (1961). This was later published as a book called 'Julie & Julia'. This story, as well as Child's memoir 'My Life in France', are intertwined in the film.

These two women, though separated by time and space, find themselves at loose ends...until they discover that with the right combination of passion, fearlessness and butter, anything is possible.

Golden Globe winner for Best Supporting Actress (Meryl Streep), 2010.
2009Rating: PG, contains coarse language123 minsUSA
BiographyDrama
Director:
Nora Ephron ('Sleepless in Seattle', 'You've Got Mail')
Writer:
Nora Ephron
Cast:
Amy AdamsMeryl StreepJane LynchStanley TucciChris MessinaMary Lynn Rajskub
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

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This middling melange of Child biopic and contempo dramedy feels overstuffed and predigested as it depicts two ladies who found fame and fulfillment in their respective eras by cooking and writing about it.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

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Julie & Julia proceeds with such ease and charm that its audacity -- is easy to miss.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

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Meryl Streep -- at her brilliant, beguiling best -- is the spice that does the trick for the yummy Julie & Julia.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

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Julie & Julia is not lacking in entertainment value, especially with the Streep performance. But if the men had been portrayed as more high-spirited, it might have taken on intriguing dimensions.

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Otago Daily Times

Otago Daily Times

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Streep has been going through a good patch lately, but even so, Julia Child is the role of a lifetime for her.

5.0
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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

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It's the best mainstream American film I've seen this year and, like the best meals, it satisfied while leaving you wistfully wishing there were more.

4.0
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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

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A consummate entertainment that echoes the rhythms and attitudes of classic Hollywood, it's a satisfying throwback to those old-fashioned movie fantasies where impossible dreams do come true. And, in this case, it really happened. Twice.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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As enjoyable as this foodie movie is, you wish it would take a deeper, more nuanced measure of the women who, in two different eras, star in the movie's kitchens.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

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Deliciously funny and warming fare, for which the amazing Meryl deserves her ridiculously overdue third Oscar.

4.0
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what was the box and in the box that was left at then end of the movie to Julia by Julie?

5.0
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Not being a big Meryl Streep, it was not one I was looking forward to. I quite enjoyed it still !

2.0
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Julia Child was actually an interesting person I had no idea and meryl Streep amazing

3.0
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that never make the trailer. This is laugh out loud stuff which has a great emotional impact. 2 time frames, 2 stories that would easily make me want to see it twice

5.0
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I just loved Meryl as Julia Child, she was hilarious. I felt the ending was a bit "blah", as a previous reviewer noted it left us hanging, and the mention of Julia not liking Julie's blog was unresolved. Nevertheless it was entertaining!!

4.0
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I loved this light hearted and passionate (about food)movie. My mother and I giggled along with and fell in love with Streep as Julia Child and now want to travel to Paris to try some of the delicious recipes! Left theatre with a smile on my face and spring in my step.

4.0
0

sweet and enjoyable.well worth it.

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

This middling melange of Child biopic and contempo dramedy feels overstuffed and predigested as it depicts two ladies who found fame and fulfillment in their respective eras by cooking and writing about it.

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Julie & Julia proceeds with such ease and charm that its audacity -- is easy to miss.

0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

Meryl Streep -- at her brilliant, beguiling best -- is the spice that does the trick for the yummy Julie & Julia.

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

Julie & Julia is not lacking in entertainment value, especially with the Streep performance. But if the men had been portrayed as more high-spirited, it might have taken on intriguing dimensions.

0
Otago Daily Times

Otago Daily Times

press

Streep has been going through a good patch lately, but even so, Julia Child is the role of a lifetime for her.

5.0
0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

It's the best mainstream American film I've seen this year and, like the best meals, it satisfied while leaving you wistfully wishing there were more.

4.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

A consummate entertainment that echoes the rhythms and attitudes of classic Hollywood, it's a satisfying throwback to those old-fashioned movie fantasies where impossible dreams do come true. And, in this case, it really happened. Twice.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

As enjoyable as this foodie movie is, you wish it would take a deeper, more nuanced measure of the women who, in two different eras, star in the movie's kitchens.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Deliciously funny and warming fare, for which the amazing Meryl deserves her ridiculously overdue third Oscar.

4.0
0

what was the box and in the box that was left at then end of the movie to Julia by Julie?

5.0
0

Not being a big Meryl Streep, it was not one I was looking forward to. I quite enjoyed it still !

2.0
0

Julia Child was actually an interesting person I had no idea and meryl Streep amazing

3.0
0

that never make the trailer. This is laugh out loud stuff which has a great emotional impact. 2 time frames, 2 stories that would easily make me want to see it twice

5.0
0

I just loved Meryl as Julia Child, she was hilarious. I felt the ending was a bit "blah", as a previous reviewer noted it left us hanging, and the mention of Julia not liking Julie's blog was unresolved. Nevertheless it was entertaining!!

4.0
0

I loved this light hearted and passionate (about food)movie. My mother and I giggled along with and fell in love with Streep as Julia Child and now want to travel to Paris to try some of the delicious recipes! Left theatre with a smile on my face and spring in my step.

4.0
0

sweet and enjoyable.well worth it.

4.0
0