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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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cook | cooking | book | blog | american | See more »

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


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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

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£540,441 (UK) (11 September 2009)

Gross:

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

Julia Prud'homme, who plays the bridge teacher in the film, is Julia Child's grand-niece. See more »

Goofs

In the opening scenes Julia Child and Paul Child pull up to their Paris apartment. Their Parisian apartment was at 81 Rue de L'Université aka Roo de Loo. The apartment building the Childs pull up to in the film is number 10. See more »

Quotes

Simone Beck: What is marshmallow fluff?
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10 July 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

i never really liked Meryl Streep that much until "Doubt" last year. and i've always been in love with Amy Adams. so when i found out the two were in yet another film together, i jumped at the chance to go to a prescreening.

i expected the film to be good, but it was even better than expected. humor was one of the driving forces of the film, but that didn't take away from some more serious moments- rather, it accentuated them and made them all the more poignant and even heartbreaking.

Ms. Streep is nothing short of perfect as cooking personality Julia Child. in fact, it may be the best performance yet i've seen from her. hilarious, lovable, passionate, and tender, she hit every note perfectly.

Ms. Adams, likewise, was superb as Julie Powell, a government worker who decided to tackle Julia Child's 500+ recipes in her groundbreaking cook book in a year's time while documenting online the whole process in a blog.

the two true stories are perfectly balanced, and the screenplay (adapted by the director Nora Ephron) strikes some wonderful parallels between the two women, and paints, or rather, cooks up two great ingredients to become one delicious dish.

there is a bit of a lag in the second half of the movie, but this is forgiven by the fact that the movie never becomes distracted from its purpose. excellent cast, fantastic story-telling, and wonderful direction. Julie & Julia will have you holding out your dish begging for more.


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