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Julie & Julia (2009)

PG-13  |   |  Biography, Drama, Romance  |  7 August 2009 (USA)
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Julia Child's story of her start in the cooking profession is intertwined with blogger Julie Powell's 2002 challenge to cook all the recipes in Child's first book.



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Julia Child and Julie Powell - both of whom wrote memoirs - find their lives intertwined. Though separated by time and space, both women are at loose ends... until they discover that with the right combination of passion, fearlessness and butter, anything is possible. Written by Columbia Pictures

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Plot Keywords:

cook | cooking | book | blog | american | See All (77) »


Passion. Ambition. Butter. Do You Have What It Takes? See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for brief strong language and some sensuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

7 August 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Julie y Julia  »

Box Office


$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$20,027,956 (USA) (7 August 2009)


$94,125,426 (USA) (27 November 2009)

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Paul Child was 10 years older than Julia Child, however in reality Meryl Streep is 11 years older than Stanley Tucci. See more »


When Paul Child is being questioned in Washington there is a pack of Lucky Strike in a green pack. Famously "Lucky Strike green went to war" because the ink contained chromium, a strategic material. Lucky Strike green never came back and the replacement design by Raymond Lowey in white which was introduced early in the war is still in use today and was in the 50s. See more »


Julia Child: If no one's in the kitchen, who's to see?
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Featured in The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards (2010) See more »


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Written and Performed by Charles Aznavour
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a pleasant comedy
22 July 2009 | by (buffalo, ny) – See all my reviews

I saw this film in preview last evening and believe it's a winner on several levels. The performances by the leads and the many supporting roles are great - you can't help loving the characters portrayed. The biographic nature of the 'Juila' story combines nicely with the more present day 'Julie' storyline - leaving the viewer to route for Julie's cooking goal while simply falling in love with Meryl Streep's Julia Child. In both stories we are treated to the women's relationship with food, husbands and the challenging worlds they inhabit. Predominantly, there is a real sweetness about the support each husband gives his wife and a fair amount of chuckles throughout. I'll admit that there could have been a few more edits but this film still satisfies while paying homage to the iconic figure that Julia Child is.

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