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Julie & Julia (2009)

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

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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.
Rating:
PG-13 (for brief strong language and some sensuality)
Genre:
Comedy , Drama
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Written By:
In Theaters:
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On DVD:
Box Office:
$94,125,426.00
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Cast

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
Crystal Noelle
as Ernestine
Crystsal Noelle
as Ernestine
George Bartenieff
as Chef Max Bugnard
Casey Wilson
as Regina
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 Stewart
as Instructor at Le Cordon Bleu
Jeff Brooks
as Minister
Brooks Ashmanskas
as Mr. Misher
Frances Sternhagen
as Irma Rombauer
Brian Avers
as Garth
Kacie Sheik
as Annette
Megan Byrne
as Woman at the Party
Deborah Rush
as Avis De Voto
Helen Coxe
as Dorothy De Santillana
Amanda Hesser
as Herself
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 Executive
Kelly Aucoin
as Houghton Mifflin Executive
Richard Bekins
as Houghton Mifflin Executive
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
Dimitri Radochevitch
as Fish Monger
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 (212) | Top Critics (51)

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

A film that's charming, funny - especially when Streep is on screen, broadcasting her superb impression of the tall, charismatic, high-pitched Child - but leaves you with a dissatisfaction with modern life that no culinary masterpiece can relieve.

Full Review… | September 11, 2009
Time Out
Top Critic

The main reason for seeing this is Meryl Streep's deft comic performance as the fluttery TV chef.

Full Review… | August 20, 2009
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Sometimes a meal can be less than perfect but still so thoroughly enjoyable that a missed ingredient here or a bit of overcooking there doesn't really matter.

Full Review… | August 19, 2009
San Jose Mercury News
Top Critic

Julie & Julia is one of the gentlest, most charming American movies of the past decade.

Full Review… | August 17, 2009
New Yorker
Top Critic

One can't help but wonder if Ephron would've been better off focusing exclusively on Child: She's simply more interesting screen company. But Ephron's commercial touch serves her well here.

Full Review… | August 14, 2009
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Julie & Julia

½

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
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
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!

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