Annette Bening is nothing short of a virtuoso actress. This role as Julia Lambert proves such a statement easily. I was sucked into Bening's performance, and I was easily trapped in her web of personas. Being Julia tells the story of actress who is bored with her current life and needs something to fulfill the emptiness. Whether that thing is a younger boy who is the age of her son or a new production she is working on, Bening pushes herself in this role, and it shows. The beautiful direction, story, plot, actors, actresses, screenplay, and scenery shine through in a beautiful, unforgettable film that well-deservingly won many accolades for its triumphant and powerful message. Superb, and I would highly recommend it to anyone who loves amazing acting and occasional hilarious comedy.