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Opened in Theaters: Friday, August 7th, 2009

Directed by Nora Ephron
Genre: Comedy
Running Time: 2:03

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Julie & Julia
Academy Award® Nominee
Based on two true stories, Julie and Julia intertwines the lives of two women, Julia Child (Meryl Streep) and Julie Powell (Amy Adams), who, though separated by time and space, are both at loose...  View more >

PG-13
brief strong language and some sensuality

Starring Meryl Streep, Amy Adams, Stanley Tucci...  View more >

Academy Award® nominated for:
* Actress in a Leading Role
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Reviews Summary

Rating # %  
See Now!  2 33 See Now! Percent
Good  3 50 Good Percent
Wait for Rental  1 17 Wait Percent
Stay Away!  0 0 Stay Away! Percent
6 Total Reviews

Please Note: Reader Reviews are submitted by the readers of The BigScreen Cinema Guide and represent their own personal opinions regarding this movie, and do not represent the views of The BigScreen Cinema Guide, or any of its associated entities.

[--- Good ---]by VIP MemberAug 12, 2009
The joy of cooking is explored in "Julie and Julia," inwhich we get to view the life of Julie Child from her start as a student in a cooking school to the host of "The French Chef" on PBS. there's also a second story about a woman name Julia about as woman who is using Julie Child's book "Mastering the Art of French cooking" and write a blog about it. Her goal:524 Recipes in 365 days. Meryl Streep plays Julie Child and Amy Adams played Julia, who has inspired child's book on French to cook. Streep is fine as Child, but it was Amy Adams who stole the movie.
[--- See Now! ---]by  Aug 15, 2009
A very enjoyable film. I thought Meryl Streep did an outstanding job as Julia Childs, and Stanley Tucci was wonderful as her husband, Paul They truly captured the love these two had for each other. Amy Adams, as Julie Powell, the blog writer was excellent. The film really did a great job capturing the two separate, yet connected, stories as these two women discovered themselves through their love of cooking.
[--- Good ---]by  Aug 20, 2009
I must say that when my wife wanted to see this one I was ready for a long day at the movies, I was surprised. I enjoyed the show
[--- See Now! ---]by  Sep 13, 2009
The majority of my movies are sci-fi, action, adventure, or blood and guts type films. Wow, what an enjoyable and delightful film. This film is rated as a comedy but that's just a small part of the film, it is far more than a comedy, more than a drama, it is easy going but also intense that puts you right there in the kitchen and in the hearts and lives of the characters.

Amy Adams as Julie Powell was just phenomenal, if she doesn't win an academy award for her acting, the system doesn't work. What an incredible movie with phenomenal acting that solidly connects with the heart and the emotions.

Julie & Julia, brought the Joy of Cooking to a delightfully intense main dish on the big screen. Treat yourself to the finest in American and French desserts, go see it now!
[--- Good ---]by  Dec 20, 2009
Meryl Streep portrayed Julia Child extremely well.
[--- Wait for Rental ---]by VIP MemberJan 12, 2010
This is an enjoyable movie that is definitely worth seeing, but don't expect it to leave a lasting impression. It is the performances put forth by Meryl Streep and Amy Adams, as well as Stanley Tucci and Chris Messina (their husbands in the movie) that make it fun to watch.

For a movie almost completely about food and cooking, it doesn't hit the same notes as other food-related movies. While I do admit a slight interest in picking up Julia Child's book on mastering French cooking, it wasn't nearly as inspirational as "No Reservations" was in making me want to learn how to cook like they do in the movie. Perhaps it's because Julie & Julia is more about the people than about the cooking and their relationship to food, whereas No Reservations intertwined the concepts of family, cooking, and love to a point where you would feel bad about serving your family macaroni and cheese ever again!

While I would have a hard time recommending this movie over the Catherine Zeta Jones movie, it definitely is worth watching. The extras on the Blu-ray disc also added to the movie experience, lending a tremendous amount of context to the story of Julia Child through the efforts of the Smithsonian to preserve her kitchen where her show was recorded.

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