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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.

Director:

Nora Ephron

Writers:

Nora Ephron (screenplay), Julie Powell (book) | 2 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 24 wins & 46 nominations. See more awards »

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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
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Storyline

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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Based on Two True Stories See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

In the movie, Simone Beck and Julia Child have a contentious lunch with Louisette Bertholle in which Beck insists that because Bertholle has done so much less work on the book than they have, she should be credited as "With Louisette Bertholle" in smaller type under their names. Because Louisette reveals that she is going through a divorce, Julia takes pity on her and says that they should all be credited equally, in alphabetical order - which is how they really were credited on the first edition of Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume 1. However, after Julia Child became a famous TV personality in America, later editions of the book featured her name alone and in large type above the title, with both Beck and Bertholle in much smaller type below the title. See more »

Goofs

When Julia receives the special delivery letter from Knopf in Cambridge, it is addressed to 130 Irving Street, but the Childs lived at 103 Irving Street. See more »

Quotes

[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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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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too much Julie, not enough Julia
23 August 2009 | by cadpgmrSee all my reviews

I want to reiterate what Anderson said. I read the book and was so utterly disappointed that I tossed the book into the rubbish. I rarely do that and usually donate to libraries, but in this case, I didn't want to share the pain inflicted by reading it.

Nevertheless, being a fan of Julia I was compelled to see the movie. Meryl Streep and Stanley Tucci were outstanding. Her portrayal of Julia Child was captivating and nothing short of brilliant. Unfortunately those parts were too few. Instead the viewer gets an overload of this self-absorbed whiny bi-polar type character that annoyed me so much that I left during one of her parts. While she was on the screen it was as painful as reading the book.

It would be wonderful if they would take the same two actors (Meryl and Stanley) and make a full movie of just that.

It was so apparent that Julie was trying to use the fame of Julia Childs for her own benefit. It's not ethical, period! And she even tries to be a sad little victim after it was implied that Julia didn't endorse her. grrrrr! I don't admire anyone who uses people like that, especially passionless whiny people who seem to act like everything revolves around them.

So, seven stars go only to the portrayal of Julia and husband. and 1 star to the Julie character because it was a fun idea to do the blog on the recipe experiment. I just didn't like the lack of passion and the free ride she took on a lovely brilliant lady who gave so much to us amateur chefs.

Most anyone can be taught things, but the charm and passion come from within. Julia was one in a million!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

7 August 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,027,956, 9 August 2009

Gross USA:

$94,125,426

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$129,540,522
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1.85 : 1
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