Julie & Julia Reviews

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December 31, 2010
Half-baked comedy barely whets the appetite.
January 28, 2010
A misguided film of differing expectations saved only by its performances.
January 4, 2010
Two movies for the price of one. Half is about the famous French cooking maven (and CIA agent). The other is about a blogger who launched a writing career blogging about her attempt to cook all the recipes in Child's cookbook. All it is lacking is a plot.
November 27, 2009
Poderia ser descrito como dois médias-metragens montados paralelamente num único longa %u2013 e o fato é que, por mais adorável que Adams seja, é a história protagonizada por Meryl Streep que segura o projeto.
October 8, 2009
Another patchy effort from director Nora Ephron who doesn't quite get a grip on this potentially fascinating story.
September 29, 2009
A bland blend of two half-baked stories. Julie & Julia spends so long celebrating the art of cooking, it forgets to be dramatic, romantic or funny.
September 11, 2009
Meryl Streep at her most relaxed and enjoyable is a main course in herself. Pity we have to share her with a side order of Nora Ephron at her least appetizing.
September 11, 2009
A dose of stodgy comfort food in the form of a complacent, mediocre film, with an exasperatingly flaccid and anti-climactic ending.
September 11, 2009
Julie & Julia seems satisfied to fall short of its potential - whether as an insightful romantic comedy or an exploration of food lust - relying on Streep to carry the film with her witty turn as Child.
September 11, 2009
The pace is so slow-braised that the year of cooking seems to pass in real time, and Adams' usual charm is hindered by a bad wig and constant blubbing.
September 11, 2009
Like being force-fed a dish of candied pecans, smothered in honey, washed down with a bottle of Eiswein. By the end of it you're screaming for a tumbler of vinegar cut with lemon juice and a nice sprinkling of asafoetida.
September 11, 2009
The movie is not objectionable - it's very affectionate, and has a light comic tone - but it is insufferable. Tweeness and whimsy eclipse any spark of thoughtfulness. The resulting confection is two hours of drama-less self-congratulation.
September 11, 2009
The ham, madam? It's very much on, in this bland gastro-mantic comedy that needs much less sugar and a hell of a lot more bite.
September 11, 2009
Julie & Julia serves up two true stories for the price of one, with results that are only half-way satisfying.
August 20, 2009
The main reason for seeing this is Meryl Streep's deft comic performance as the fluttery TV chef.
August 16, 2009
There's a scene in the movie when Julie is watching SNL and Dan Aykroyd is doing his famous Julia Childs impersonation and it's not that much different than Streep's version. Too cartoony. But Adams is fantastic!
August 14, 2009
The Amy Adams half is shallow enough, and too inclined towards writer-director Nora Ephron's worst habits, that it manages to wreck what would otherwise be a good enough bit of fun.
August 14, 2009
As Child would have told you, a soufflé isn't a filling meal.
August 14, 2009
As a writer herself and a woman in an even more cutthroat business, you would think that Ephron might shed off her usual goody-goody fantasies and stick one to Powell. Heh, ridicule in a Nora Ephron film? Even Julia Child would raspberry that one.
August 14, 2009
Even Streep inevitably falls victim to Ephron's one-note modus operandi...
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