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Julie & Julia (2009)



Critic Consensus: Boosted by Meryl Streep's charismatic performance as Julia Child, Julie and Julia is a light, but fairly entertaining culinary comedy.

Movie Info

Based on two true stories, "Julie & Julia" intertwines the lives of two women who, though separated by time and space, are both at loose ends until they discover that with the right combination of passion, fearlessness and butter, anything is possible.more
Rating: PG-13 (for brief strong language and some sensuality)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Nora Ephron
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 8, 2009
Box Office: $94.1M
Sony/Columbia Pictures - Official Site


Meryl Streep
as Julia Child
Amy Adams
as Julie Powell
Chris Messina
as Eric Powell
Stanley Tucci
as Paul Child
Linda Emond
as Simone Beck
Helen Carey
as Louisette Bertholle
Jane Lynch
as Dorothy McWilliams
Joan Juliet Buck
as Madame Brassart
Crystsal Noelle
as Ernestine
Crystal Noelle
as Ernestine
George Bartenieff
as Chef Max Bugnard
Jillian Bach
as Annabelle
Andrew Garman
as John O'Brien
Michael Brian Dunn
as Ivan Cousins
Remak Ramsay
as John McWilliams
Diane Kagan
as Phila McWiliams
Pamela Holden Stewar...
as Instructor at Le Cor...
Jeff Brooks
as Minister
Frances Sternhagen
as Irma Rombauer
Kacie Sheik
as Annette
Megan Byrne
as Woman at the Party
Deborah Rush
as Avis De Voto
Helen Coxe
as Dorothy De Santillan...
Maryann Urbano
as Dinner Guest
Simon Jutras
as Dinner Guest
Felicity Jones
as Dinner Guest
Meg Kettell
as Simca's Concierge
Stephen Bogardus
as Scott McLeod
Byron Jennings
as Houghton Mifflin Exe...
Kelly Aucoin
as Houghton Mifflin Exe...
Richard Bekins
as Houghton Mifflin Exe...
Luc Palun
as Chestnut Vendor
Rémy Roubakha
as Oyster Man
Marceline Hugot
as Madame Bernheim
Erin Dilly
as Judith Jones
Robert Emmet Lunney
as Bill Koshland
Jeff Talbot
as Interrogator
Johnny Sparks
as Interrogator
Tom Galantich
as American Ambassador
Allyn Burrows
as Waiter in Paris Café
Julia Prud'homme
as Bridge Teacher
Christelle Cornil
as Baker's Wife
Françoise Lebrun
as Baker's Mother
Teddy Bergman
as Cobb Salad Waiter
Jean-Pierre Becker
as Fruit Store Owner
Mark Wilkins
as Butcher
Jamie Hall
as Cheese Guy
Roy William Gardner
as Exhibit Guest
Dianne Dreyer
as American Housewife
Evalyn B. Taucher
as Hat-Making Teacher
Mary Kay Place
as Voice of Julie's Mom
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Critic Reviews for Julie & Julia

All Critics (213) | Top Critics (52)

Ebullient, witty, and wonderfully warm-hearted Julie & Julia is a celebration of how to live life to the full.

Full Review… | October 8, 2009
MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Top Critic

Julie & Julia is a delectable cinematic concoction about two food-loving women.

Full Review… | April 12, 2016
Paste Magazine

Streep does an amazing job bringing television cooking legend Julia Child to life and making us smile every frame of the way.

Full Review… | February 11, 2012
Movie Metropolis

Half-baked comedy barely whets the appetite.

Full Review… | December 31, 2010

You might dismiss this as a "chick flick", but I think anyone can enjoy it. You don't have to leave your "Manly-Man" card at the door.

Full Review… | September 28, 2010
3BlackChicks Review

Two true stories are merged into one delicious treat of a film in Julie & Julia.

Full Review… | August 4, 2010
Matt's Movie Reviews

Audience Reviews for Julie & Julia


A flawed movie that wants to be two stories in one but is not so well edited to make everything flow naturally. Even so, what raises this light comedy above average is definitely Meryl Streep, who once again turns something highly ordinary into a pleasant experience.

Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

0 stars. An absolute CHORE to sit through - concentrating like the Dickens to cull any likable elements, cringing at the movie's utter lack of dramatic conflict. There is seriously no overarching problem, just tiny domestic/personal ones that are resolved without much finesse. The biggest problem - Julia Child's hatred of Julie - is chocked up to "I love the Julia in ME" drivel. We don't even get to know why the cheery old woman, who supposedly loves life and every soul in it, abhors the plucky heroine's blog.

I was also unimpressed by Amy Adams. Perhaps I only like her when she doesn't play "Girl" or "Regular Person," like Giselle in "Enchanted" or Sister James in "Doubt."

Alice Shen

Super Reviewer

Okay so from reading the back of the DVD i couldnt have expected much from this movie, but i did and it was just a bit of a disappointment! For two hours worth of movie i thought there might be a bit more going on in this movie but nope it moves along at a slow pace and at the end you just feel unsatisfied by whats happened!
I like both Amy Adams and Meryl Streep in this movie but thats about it!

Film Crazy

Super Reviewer

Julie & Julia Quotes

Dorothy McWilliams: Dad, would have been happy if we had stayed in Pasadena, married Republican's & bred like rabbits!
Julia Child: And why didn't we?
Dorothy McWilliams: Too tall!
– Submitted by Jane M (3 years ago)
Julia Child: You hungry?
Paul Child: No.
Julia Child: Good!
– Submitted by Siddharth S (4 years ago)
Paul Child: Jules, you're being a little over-competitive don't you think?
Julia Child: Well you should have seen the way those men looked at me! Like I was some frivolous housewife just looking for a way to kill time.
– Submitted by Siddharth S (4 years ago)
Julie Powell: Are you back? Please be back.
– Submitted by Diego T (4 years ago)

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