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Julie & Julia (2009)

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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.


Nora Ephron


Nora Ephron (screenplay), Julie Powell (book) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Meryl Streep ... Julia Child
Amy Adams ... Julie Powell
Stanley Tucci ... Paul Child
Chris Messina ... Eric Powell
Linda Emond ... Simone Beck
Helen Carey ... Louisette Bertholle
Mary Lynn Rajskub ... Sarah
Jane Lynch ... Dorothy McWilliams
Joan Juliet Buck ... Madame Brassart
Crystal McCreary ... Ernestine (as Crystal Noelle)
George Bartenieff George Bartenieff ... Chef Max Bugnard
Vanessa Ferlito ... Cassie
Casey Wilson ... Regina
Jillian Bach ... Annabelle
Andrew Garman ... John O'Brien


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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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This is the first Hollywood film at least partially based on a blog. See more »


When Paul Child is on the stool in the kitchen taking pictures of Julia stuffing the duck; the butter dish and the spoon in the bowl both move between the front & behind shots. See more »


[first lines]
Paul Child: Repeat after me, okay? Nous cherchons un bon restaurant Français.
Julia Child: Nous cherchons un bon restaurant Français.
Paul Child: Quelque chose de typique et charmant.
Julia Child: Quelque chose de typique et charmant.
Paul Child: Typique et charmant.
Julia Child: Typique et charmant.
Paul Child: Typique et charmant.
Julia Child: Typique et charmant. Oh Paul, leave me alone.
Paul Child: [the couple arrives at a restaurant] Bon appétit.
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Mes Emmerdes
Music by Charles Aznavour
Lyrics by Charles Aznavour
Performed by Charles Aznavour
Courtesy of EMI Music France
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Two kitchens
20 August 2009 | by claudiaeilcinemaSee all my reviews

Nora Ephron's terrible miscalculation doesn't spoil things completely but it certainly hurts what it could have been, one of the best films of the year with a superlative performance by Meryl Streep. The performance more than survives, thank God, because I believe in years to come it will be considered one of Meryl's best. Imagine that! I loved her! Her Julia Child is total, complete, overwhelming, enchanting, inspiring. A woman of her day that was way, way ahead, in every department. A woman who was capable of love in the most direct and powerful way. She even loved the French for all the right reasons. When the films moves away from her the film suffers, terribly. The modern, neurotic kitchen of the modern woman is much more "passè" than the vintage one. In fact the vintage one is the ultra modern. But, as Billy Wilder used to say, we have to take the bitter with the sour. The film gets your gastric juices going and vindicates the power of butter in a way we hadn't seen since Last Tango In Paris. Stanley Tucci is also a delight and a perfect foil for her much taller wife. Bravo Meryl. once more, thank you, you're my hero.

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English | French

Release Date:

7 August 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office


$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,027,956, 9 August 2009

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1.85 : 1
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