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Julia (2009)

Julia

Overview


Genre

Drama, Thriller

Release Date

May 08, 2009 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

R

Duration

138 min.

Production Budget

$6 millions

Studio

Magnolia Pictures

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  3 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

Erick Zonca

Producer

Francois Marquis, Bertrand Faivre

Screenwriter

Erick Zonca

Starring

  • Tilda Swinton as Julia
  • Saul Rubinek
  • Kate del Castillo
  • Aidan Gould
  • Ezra Buzzington
  • Carl Dillard
  • Sally Berman

Story


Julia, 40, is an alcoholic. She is a manipulative, unreliable, compulsive liar, all strung out beneath her still flamboyant exterior. Between shots of vodka and one-night stands, Julia gets by on nickel-and-dime jobs. Increasingly lonely, the only consideration she receives comes from her friend Mitch, who tries to help her. But she shrugs him off, as her alcohol-induced confusion daily reinforces her sense that life has dealt her a losing hand and that she is not to blame for the mess she has made of it.

Glimpsing imminent perdition, and after a chance encounter with Elena, a Mexican woman, Julia convinces herself - as much in panic and despair as for financial gain - to commit a violent act.

As the story unfolds, Julia's journey becomes a headlong flight on a collision course, but somehow she makes the choice of life over death.

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Aidan Gould stars as Tom in Studio Canal's Julia (2008)
Tilda Swinton stars as Julia and Aidan Gould stars as Tom in Studio Canal's Julia (2008)

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..a hard-boiled, nerve-shreddingly tense ride that deserves a wider release than it is currently getting..”
by Amber Wilkinson [Eye for Film]
“..Gripping, tense and often wildly unpredictable..”
by Matthew Turner [ViewLondon]
“..full of suspense..”
by Gregory Valens [Hollywood Reporter]