Julie & Julia

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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.


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 Stewart
as Instructor at Le Cordon Bleu
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 Santillana
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
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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Audience Reviews for Julie & Julia

  • Jul 03, 2012
    Two interesting stories, a gentle pace, clever transitions between past and present, and a great performance by Meryl Streep help make Julie & Julia a good time at the movies.
    Bram S Super Reviewer
  • May 01, 2012
    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 C Super Reviewer
  • Dec 02, 2011
    Enjoyed it, but an empty and sad ending
    Bradley W Super Reviewer
  • Oct 22, 2011
    Quirky and dim-witted, yet I fell for its encapsulating charm.
    Edward S Super Reviewer

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