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Julie Johnson (2001)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 26 January 2001 (USA)
A woman attempts to realize the dreams she never knew she had.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rick Johnson
Franky Johnson
Patrick Fitzgerald ...
Mr. Tom Miranda
Dana Chaifetz ...
Susan (as Dannah Chaifetz)
Catherine Miranda
Kelly Hill ...
Ms. Hensen (as Kelley Hill)
Gina Merchan ...
Girl 1 in Park
Girl 2 in Park


A New Jersey housewife is dissatisfied with her everyday life because she is smarter than she or anyone else knows. While taking a computer class, Julie discovers her abilities and finds the courage to make dramatic life changes. This is a story of realizing one's potential and being willing to turn one's life upside down to take a chance on finding happiness. Claire, Julie's best friend, goes along with Julie's secret quest and eventually moves in with her. Both women are on a search to realize their dreams and come to terms with their love for each other. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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The life you want is waiting to be found


Drama | Romance


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Did You Know?


Lisa Johnson: Mom, is it true? Is everything that people are saying about you and Claire true?
Julie Johnson: We love each other. That's true.
Lisa Johnson: As what?
Julie Johnson: As... lovers.
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Written and Performed by Anne Waronker
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13 June 2003 | by See all my reviews

i loved lili taylor in this movie. and although there were some scenes that were truly well done, engaging and enjoyable, i have to agree with the other comments so far: something was missing, something just wasn´t right. it seems to me that someone wasn´t totally sure what the movie was to be about, what its main focus should be. julie´s suddenly discovered academic talents somehow ring false, there is nothing here that would explain them or make them believable. i was expecting an upbeat movie, and although the direction the story took in the end made sense, it wasn´t exactly satisfying. for anyone who wants to see rebelling housewives or who just wants to see lili taylor and courtney love ACT (or kiss each other), i would recommend this one though.

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