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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.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Julia Child
... Julie Powell
... Paul Child
... Eric Powell
... Simone Beck
... Louisette Bertholle
... Sarah
... Dorothy McWilliams
... Madame Brassart
Crystal Noelle ... Ernestine
George Bartenieff ... Chef Max Bugnard
... Cassie
... Regina
Jillian Bach ... Annabelle
... John O'Brien
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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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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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7 August 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Julie y Julia  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,027,956, 9 August 2009, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$94,125,426, 29 November 2009

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$129,540,499
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Trivia

During the Valentine's Day dinner, one of the guests asks Julia and Paul if they were spies in the war. Both of them deny this. At the time the modern half of the film was set (2002), the Childs' wartime files had not yet been declassified, but by the time the film itself was made (2009), their records had been made public and it was revealed that Julia had served as a top-secret researcher for the OSS. The filmmakers elected to go only with facts that were established knowledge in 2002, but the spy conversation was thrown in as a sly nod toward the later revelation. See more »

Goofs

In the movie, Julie Powell wears her engagement ring before her wedding ring. While some consider this reversed, there is no set tradition for American women, and many wear their rings in this order. See more »

Quotes

Julia Child: You and I are vaches enragées.
Simone Beck: That's exactly what we are. Mad cows.
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Connections

Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #26.99 (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

A Bushel and a Peck
Written by Frank Loesser
Performed by Doris Day
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment
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Wonderful! Charming! Don't go hungry!
10 July 2009 | by See all my reviews

Saw this movie at a private screening last night. What a lovely movie! Amy Adams is playing Julie -- a part that Meg Ryan used to play when she was young and adorable. Amy so is! Chris Messina as Eric, her husband, is a saint (you'll understand why I say that when you see the movie). Stanley Tucci is wonderful and you'll just love him. But nobody can top La Streep! Every time she appears on screen, the film just glows. She is amazing and you will smile every time you see Julia on screen. The only thing that might upstage Meryl is the food being cooked. I had eaten dinner before I went but was actually salivating several times during the movie. Julia Child made French food accessible and you will want to eat -- a lot afterward. Everyone was laughing a lot -- sometimes on top of lines being said, which made us miss the next few lines. This is NOT a chick flick -- I highly recommend this for people 14 and older (younger kids will probably be bored ---- silly younger kids!). I am just amazed at Meryl Streep! She's a true talent. Oh, I was happy to see Jane Lynch appear briefly. Love her! Go, go, go!


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