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Julie & Julia (2009)

Julie & Julia

Overview


Genre

Biography, Drama

Release Date

August 07, 2009

MPAA Rating

PG-13

Duration

123 min.

Studio

Columbia Pictures

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.    Readers  4 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

Nora Ephron

Producer

Laurence Mark, Amy Robinson, Eric Steel, Nora Ephron

Screenwriter

Nora Ephron

Starring

Story


Based on Julie Powell's book "Julie & Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen." Julie Powell recounts how she conquered every recipe in Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking and saved her soul. Julie Powell is 30-years-old, living in a rundown apartment in Queens and working at a soul-sucking secretarial job that's going nowhere. She needs something to break the monotony of her life, and she invents a deranged assignment. She will take her mother's dog-eared copy of Julia Child's 1961 classic Mastering the Art of French Cooking, and she will cook all 524 recipes. In the span of one year.

At first she thinks it will be easy. But as she moves from the simple Potage Parmentier (potato soup) into the more complicated realm of aspics and crepes, she realizes there's more to Mastering the Art of French Cooking than meets the eye. With Julia's stern warble always in her ear, Julie haunts the local butcher, buying kidneys and sweetbreads. She sends her husband on late-night runs for yet more butter and rarely serves dinner before midnight. She discovers how to mold the perfect Orange Bavarian, the trick to extracting marrow from bone, and the intense pleasure of eating liver. And somewhere along the line she realizes she has turned her kitchen into a miracle of creation and cuisine. She has eclipsed her life's ordinariness through spectacular humor, hysteria, and perseverance.

Pictures (39 photos)


Stanley Tucci stars as Paul Child and Meryl Streep stars as Julia Child in Columbia Pictures' Julie & Julia (2009)
Amy Adams stars as Julie Powell and Chris Messina stars as Eric Powell in Columbia Pictures' Julie & Julia (2009)

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"Julie & Julia" - Los Angeles Premiere - Arrivals
Jul 27, 2009
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"Julie & Julia" - Los Angeles Premiere - Arrivals
Jul 27, 2009

REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..you'll walk away satisfied..”
by Elizabeth Weitzman [NY Daily News]
“..snappy..”
by Kate Taylor [Globe and Mail]
“..tartly witty..”
by Owen Gleiberman [Entertainment Weekly]