Rent Julie and Julia (2009)

3.4 of 5 from 486 ratings
1h 58min
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Synopsis:
Meryl Streep stars as culinary legend Julia Child, whose cookbook, Mastering the Art of French Cooking, inspired fledgling writer Julie Powell (Amy Adams) to whip up 524 recipes in 365 days. Based on the best selling books, Julie and Julia introduces a new generation to the magic of French cooking and proves that, with the right combination of passion and fearlessness, anything is possible.
Actors:
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Directors:
Voiced By:
Mary Kay Place
Writers:
Nora Ephron, Julie Powell
Studio:
Sony
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
BBFC:
Release Date:
08/03/2010
Run Time:
118 minutes
Languages:
English, Italian
Subtitles:
Danish, English, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, Hindi, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Commentary with writer/director Nora Ephron
  • Secret ingredients: Creating Julie and Julia
BBFC:
Release Date:
08/03/2010
Run Time:
123 minutes
Languages:
English, French, German
Subtitles:
Arabic, Danish, Dutch, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, French, German, Hindi, Norwegian, Swedish, Turkish
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Commentary with writer/director Nora Ephron
  • Secret ingredients: Creating Julie and Julia
  • Family and friends remember Julia Child
  • Julia's kitchen
  • Cooking lessons featuring Julia Child, Jacques Pepin and more!

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Reviews (3) of Julie and Julia

Feelgood foodie movie which expertly blends two stories together - Julie and Julia review by PV

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22/12/2012

I agree that this is a real girlie movie - well, it was directed and produced by Noro Ephron - but I enjoyed it WAY more than I thought I would.

The blending of the the biographies and stories of 2 women works wonderfully well, and Meryl Streep's performance is superb (it is just plain silly to call her 'annoying' for portraying an annoying real life woman! Or are we going to call all actors who portray Hitler, 'evil'?)

I had never ever heard of Julia Child before this movie - but then Americans have never heard of Elizabeth David, the British equivalent to her (NOT Fanny Cradock who was later and no elite cook either).

One major flaw here is that this film claims no book in English exists on French cooking and so Julia decides to write one. Balderdash! There have been such books since 19th century at least (Alexis Soyer onwards) and Elizabeth David beat Julian Child to it by a decade or more too! Still, we are all used to Hollywood rewriting history for American audiences.

I got bored with a lot of the girlie loss of confidence piffle of the modern character (Julie), and thought her rather wet and self-pitying: but the story was obviously trying to gain sympathy for the character amongt a female audience who were probably rooting for her and feeling her pain...

The revelation here is that a male audience can also enjoy this movie - especially those men who love cooking and food.

Anyway, this is a feelgood movie, stuffed with delicious food, and nicely paced, acted and directed. It won't knock your socks off, but it's a pleasant watch - and Meryl Streep's husband's character is superbly portrayed (though the director trying to make the upper class old money East coast Julian into a Democratic anti-McCarthyist heroine is clumsy and unnecessary: the movie needs food, not feminist or Democrat politics!)

Four stars easily.

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