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Julie & Julia (movie)

35 Ratings: 3.3
A 2009 movie directed by Nora Ephron.

      "    Julie & Julia is a comedy-drama film, written and directed by Nora Ephron. The film depicts events in the life of chef Julia Child in the early years in her culinary career, contrasting her life … see full wiki

Director: Nora Ephron
Genre: Drama, Comedy
18 reviews about Julie & Julia (movie)
review by . August 08, 2009
   I've been eagerly awaiting Julie and Julia. Not that I'm a huge follower of Julia. I remember her from my childhood...the quirky voice, the occasional glimpse of her on our small screen television. My mom didn't own "The Book" (the 1961 version of Mastering the Art of French Cooking Volume 1) or if she did, I never was allowed to touch it. Julie Powell's book Julie and Julia enticed me. I'm a blogger so Julie Powell's blogging adventure intrigued me. I was disappointed in …
review by . January 18, 2010
The only difficult thing about watching this fun movie is trying to not be hungry.  I really enjoyed the two tales of Julia Child learning to cook French in the 1940's and Julie, an aspiring author who cooks all of Julia's recipes over the course of a year and blogs about it.  Meryl Streep never ceases to amaze me with her talent as Julia Child who gets the idea to publish a book for Americans on French Cooking.  She takes classes with some snooty men and is so determined to …
review by . October 05, 2009
If for nothing else this film would be worth seeing for the brilliant reincarnation of Julia Child by Meryl Streep. Her performance I found absolutely mesmerizing. I knew very little about Julia Child - apart from the book and some of the TV shows. She seemed to me a remote and unknowable woman - but after the movie I feel I know a lot more about her whole approach to life. Her crazy uniqueness, warmth and ability to connect with all kinds of people stands out.      Sure it followed …
review by . July 04, 2010
Julie Powell (Amy Adams), young and still in love with her husband Eric (Chris Messina) move to Queens, New York and take up residence in a small apartment over a pizzeria. Julie yearns to be a writer and is despondent over the time she spent writing a novel that didn't get finished or find a publisher. She is a functionary in a government office and wants to do something with her life, make something of herself.      She decides to teach herself how to cook really well and launches …
review by . May 12, 2010
    A while back, I went to see Julie & Julia at the movie theater and thoroughly entertained. I enjoyed this movie very much and it held my interest throughout the whole movie. Meryl Streep was simply amazing as Julia Child. She had her mannerisms, the way that she did things, and how she did things down so well. It was amazing how much she was like her. Julia Child wanted to find something to do in her life and she found it in cooking. Julie Powell was floundering in her life …
Quick Tip by . June 08, 2010
I enjoyed the plot and it was extremely cute but it was just too long. After two hours I sat back and said, "wow, this movie is STILL on?"
review by . August 15, 2009
The advantages with Nora Ephron's "Julie & Julia" is that it has a winning cast of actors, the subject is not terribly predictable, and it makes you smile a lot. The big drawbacks to this film is that it is essentially two movies in one, one of the storylines isn't as interesting as the other, and that makes it one film too many. On one hand we have the storyline of Julia Child (Meryl Streep) living in France, taking cooking classes, and writing what would become the book that would …
review by . August 24, 2009
My son-in-law said he wanted to go home and cook as soon as we finished watching the quite delightful film about blogger Julie Powell and her distant mentor Julia Child, America's French Chef.  He's a Frenchman from Lyon who trained in the restaurant businesss, while his life has taken many twists and turns since,  he still loves to cook.  (Check out the menu of the meal he and Elin made for us as a Christmas present a couple of years ago to see just how he's been able to combine …
Quick Tip by . March 29, 2010
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Meryl Streep was amazing as Julia. Adored the movie. The Julia Child part of the story was the better half.
review by . March 15, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Interesting way of presenting the lives of two women, 50 years apart but facing similar problems in life. It was interesting to see the lifestyle of a foreign diplomat during the early 1950s (Julie). Likewise, it was funny to see a bored woman succeeding with her cooking challenge and blogging about it. I wouldn't recommend it for younger audiences because of its slow pace. I also hated the scene where they steam the lobster alive! Overall, a fun and interesting movie.
review by . January 22, 2010
Meryl Streep hit two movies out of the ball park in 2009, It's Complicated and Julie and Julia. Although I have never really cared for Ms. Streep, she shines in these two films. Julie and Julia is a wonderfully romantic film.     The director, Nora Ephron, did a wonderful job with the two parallel stories of modern day Julie making Julia Child's recipes and blogging, and Julia Child writing 'Mastering French Cooking.' The film alternates between Julie Powell in 2002 taking on …
review by . January 15, 2010
I really enjoyed this movie. To be honest, I'd always found Julia Child's old shows to be really annoying, but I also didn't know anything about her life. I loved how they paralleled Julie's life to Julia's and the quirkiness of the film.    I also really liked that the men in their lives were cast in such a great light. Too often 'chick flicks' make the men out to either be the beasts or this insignificant character. I like that they were shown as strong, loving men who supported …
review by . December 19, 2009
Nora Ephron has a gift for creating 'feel good films' that please a wide audience. Her works don't demand a lot from the viewer except a temporary suspension of reality to bask in her well-directed confections. JULIE & JULIA is not a great or important film, but it is a carefully meshed combination of cute story as portrayed by fine actors.     The indomitable Meryl Streep inhabits the very well known character Julia Child, not an easy assignment when the real Julia Child was …
review by . December 11, 2009
I absolutely loved this movie. I loved seeing a couple "of a certain age" in a committed marriage portrayed in a sensual, supportive, and romantic way.    I loved Julia's spirit (and Meryl Streep's performance is definitely Oscar worthy -- perfect!).     I loved the portrayal of Julie as a Gen Xer -- sort of uncertain about her future -- and the way she throws herself into the project.    I've read both books that the movie is based on, …
review by . November 21, 2009
... and nothing more. But sometimes that's enough, like a cold Sam Adams when the only other beer on tap is Coors or Budweiser. KLM offers dozens of films on its trans-Atlantic flights, but most of them are Harry Potter I-VI or GI Joe Cobra in various combinations of language and subtitles. Thus it happens that I felt rather benign about this rather flimsy concoction of a film. I was hoping for a strongly-spiced "food movie" on a par with Stanley Tucci's 'The Big Night'. Tucci plays a long in 'Julie …
review by . October 24, 2009
What in the world does television and concocting-French-food-in-America pioneer Julia Child have in common with just 30-something government employee turned food blogger, Julie Powell?    Other than the love of food, oodles of butter and a big project to fill the need for purpose, the two main characters in Nora Ephron's biopic, "Julie and Julia" share great marriages with men that are not put off by their mate's desire for self-identity defined by more than a few little bouts …
review by . August 23, 2009
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It is 2002 and Julie is approaching her thirtieth year with a feeling of boredom. Desperate for something to fill her life, she decides to cook her way through Julia Child's cookbook and blog about her culinary adventures. Interspersed with Julie's scenes, we see glimpses of Julia Child's life in Paris forty years earlier. She, too, felt the need to accomplish something and found her true calling in the culinary world.       If you love cooking and/or Julia Child you will love …
Quick Tip by . October 05, 2009
Brilliant, forceful movie that was partly about cooking, yes, but more about couples, careers. What to do with yourself.
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