MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 2,600 this week

Being Julia (2004)

7.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.2/10 from 9,766 users   Metascore: 65/100
Reviews: 107 user | 92 critic | 38 from Metacritic.com

Set in '30s London, the film involves stage actors and their experiences with love and revenge.

Director:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $7.99 on Amazon Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 37 titles
created 14 Sep 2012
 
a list of 45 titles
created 21 Jun 2013
 
a list of 37 titles
created 13 Jul 2013
 
a list of 33 titles
created 11 months ago
 
a list of 26 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Being Julia" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Being Julia (2004)

Being Julia (2004) on IMDb 7.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Being Julia.
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 10 wins & 16 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Short | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

When forlorn and desperate Tom feels Jenn, his angel, his love, slipping away, he resorts to writing poetry to win her back. The problem is his poetry is no good and the pastoral ... See full summary »

Director: Jade Syed-Bokhari
Stars: Max Irons, Jade Syed-Bokhari
Biography | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A fictionalized account of the last days of opera singer Maria Callas (Ardant).

Director: Franco Zeffirelli
Stars: Fanny Ardant, Jeremy Irons, Joan Plowright
Mephisto (1981)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A German stage actor finds unexpected success and mixed blessings in the popularity of his performance in a Faustian play as the Nazis take power in pre-WWII Germany. As his associates and ... See full summary »

Director: István Szabó
Stars: Klaus Maria Brandauer, Krystyna Janda, Ildikó Bánsági
Colonel Redl (1985)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Set during the fading glory of the Austro-Hungarian empire, the film tells of the rise and fall of Alfred Redl (Brandauer), an ambitious young officer who proceeds up the ladder to become ... See full summary »

Director: István Szabó
Stars: Klaus Maria Brandauer, Hans Christian Blech, Armin Mueller-Stahl
The Grifters (1990)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A small-time conman has torn loyalties between his estranged mother and new girlfriend--both of whom are high-stakes grifters with their own angles to play.

Director: Stephen Frears
Stars: Anjelica Huston, John Cusack, Annette Bening
Sunshine (1999)
Drama | History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The fate of a Hungarian Jewish family throughout the 20th century.

Director: István Szabó
Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Rosemary Harris, Rachel Weisz
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Mail for translation. A haboru vegen a folyoparton felboritva fekszik egy sarga villamos. Elgyotort, rongyos, otthontalan emberek verodnek ossze egy csapatba, sinre ... See full summary »

Director: István Szabó
Stars: Ági Mészáros, Maja Komorowska, Franciszek Pieczka
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A jazz singer and a British jewel thief are brought together by their mutual desire to forget the past.

Director: Claude Lelouch
Stars: Jeremy Irons, Patricia Kaas, Thierry Lhermitte
Thriller | Drama | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A man seeks justice when his wife and daughter are gunned down in a terrorist attack.

Director: John Irvin
Stars: Jeremy Irons, Forest Whitaker, Jason Priestley
Rokonok (2006)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Young honest public official is sworn in after his predecessor had to leave due to a corruption scandal. Soon, the young idealist discovers just how far-reaching the corruption is in his town and how easy it is to become corrupt yourself.

Director: István Szabó
Stars: Sándor Csányi, Ildikó Tóth, Károly Eperjes
Mathilde (2004)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

When Colonel Pretis of the U.N. falls in love with Mathilde, a local girl, during the Balkans war, he lets his passion overcome his sense of duty and responsibility in a country torn by ... See full summary »

Director: Nina Mimica
Stars: Jeremy Irons, Nutsa Kukhianidze, Dejan Acimovic
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Director: István Szabó
Stars: Johanna ter Steege, Enikö Börcsök, Péter Andorai
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Leigh Lawson ...
Archie Dexter
...
Mari Kiss ...
Mr. Gosselyn's Secretary
...
Ronald Markham ...
Butler
Terry Sach ...
Chauffeur
Catherine Charlton ...
Miss Philips
...
Evie
...
...
Curtain Call Boy
Andrew Paton Story Busher ...
Male Singer
George Lang ...
Antoine the Maitre D
...
Rupert
Edit

Storyline

Tale of amorous folly and revenge set in the world of the London stage in the late 1930's. Reigning diva Julia Lambert's success and fame grow suddenly wearisome. She falls head over heels for a young American, Tom, and begins a passionate May - December affair. When she realizes that Tom is just a young social climber whose real passion is ambitious young starlet Avice Crichton, Julia begins to plot a delightful revenge. Written by Sujit R. Varma

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Passion. Obsession. Revenge. Prepare for the performance of a lifetime.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some sexuality | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

| | |

Language:

Release Date:

11 November 2004 (Hungary)  »

Also Known As:

Conociendo a Julia  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$271,408 (Australia) (18 March 2005)

Gross:

$7,739,049 (USA) (1 April 2005)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

|

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Miranda Richardson was originally attached to play Julia Lambert. See more »

Goofs

When Julia visits Tom's flat the first time, he stands back to let her go up the stairs first. When we see them climbing the stairs, he is now in front, and again stops and lets her go in front of him to enter the flat. See more »

Quotes

Julia Lambert: I've decided to retire and let myself go. I'll have potatoes for lunch and potatoes for dinner and beer. God, I love beer! And treacle pudding and cherry tart and cream, cream, cream, cream, cream, cream... as god is my judge, I'll never eat a lettuce leaf again.
See more »

Connections

Version of Adorable Julia (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

You
Written by Walter Donaldson and Harold Adamson
Published by EMI Music Publishing Ltd. / EMI United Partnership Ltd.
Performed by Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra (as Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra)
All Rights Reserved BMG Music
Licensed courtesy of BMG Network Enterprises
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
All About Eve, 2004
18 December 2004 | by (Washington, DC) – See all my reviews

Anyone who enjoys the catty, female-driven movies of old (All About Eve, The Women, et. al.) and bemoans the idea that they don't make 'em like they used to should see "Being Julia." Annette Bening is at her best when she's *not* playing saints, and while Julia isn't nearly as awful as the roles she played in "The Grifters" or "American Beauty," she's wicked enough to delight throughout (and vulnerable enough to garner sympathy).

Most of the reviews and award nominations associated with this film will likely heap loads of praise on Annette Bening and little else. She is in nearly every scene, so it's hard to separate her performance from anything else -- and while she is brilliant; the story, direction, costumes, cinematography, art direction, and supporting performances are equally worthy of praise.

Every once in a while, they make one like they used to.


37 of 50 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Completely wrong and backwards ending callmecrazy341
How old are you people who have seen it? lil_evil_heart_breaker
Question about Roger mistyrain
Swank or Benning playboyballet
Annette's Accent Tigerlilly9
Annette Bening for Best Actress? Glaurung8
Discuss Being Julia (2004) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?