Julie & Julia ()

directed by Nora Ephron
featuring Meryl Streep, Amy Adams, Stanley Tucci, Chris Messina, Linda Emond

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Nora Ephron adapts Julie Powell's autobiographical book Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen with this Columbia Pictures production starring Amy Adams as an amateur chef who decides to cook every recipe in a cookbook from acclaimed celebrity chef Julia Child (played by Meryl Streep) in order to chronicle it in a blog over the course of a year. Streep's Devil Wears Prada co-star Stanley Tucci re-teams with the actress as Child's husband. Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi

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alexia

Aug 22, 2012

great girl movie

I loved this movie it was great from beginning to end. Merle Streep is fabulous she did a exceptional job portraying Julia child.

watergateannie

Dec 10, 2011

Loved it!!

An outstanding and delightfully funny and moving film.

jo s

Nov 25, 2010

Meryl is stupendous

enjoyed every minute of this film. Once again Meryl shows us how great she is.

Sivvie

Aug 16, 2010

A feast literally and figuratively.

This film is the entwining stories of two women who strengthen their creative forces through cooking, but not just cooking, more gourmand delights. They are separated by over fifty years and the advance of technology. In 1948, Julia Child accompanies her husband (Stanley Tucci) to Paris for four years, takes a Cordon Bleu course, and with a friend, writes a book which becomes the bible of the aspiring American housewife.
Julie Powell (Amy Adams), young wife and working girl, is so admiring of Julia Child that she decides to go through the whole 524 recipes in one year, and begins a blog writing down her experiences, her struggles, her successes. The plot moves quite nicely between the two women, one creating and publishing a cooking encyclopaedia almost, and the other using the net to publish her own year of cooking. The sets and music are superb, with the costumes taking us back to that more correct way of dressing that was the 1950s: hats galore, chic suits and high, high heels. A delight for the senses, the film rushes by almost too fast.
I gather Meryl Streep's performance is 'spot on' as the exuberant, eccentric and charismatic Julia, although it sometimes takes a moment or two to meet the challenge of the variation from the more moderated Julie. But the film is a feast.

Donald S

Aug 12, 2010

Fine Movie

I just love Meryl Streep. Everything she does in great. She packed on pounds for this role...but it gave so much pleasure to see and hear "Julia Childs".

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