Julie & JuliaDirector: Nora Ephron, Meryl Streep, Amy Adams, Stanley Tucci
Nora Ephron adapts Julie Powell's autobiographical book Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen with this Columbia Pictures production starring Amy Adams as an amateur chef who decides to cook every recipe in a cookbook from acclaimed celebrity chef Julia Child (played by Meryl Streep) in order to chronicle it in a blog over the course of a year. Streep's Devil Wears Prada co-star Stanley Tucci re-teams with the actress as Child's husband.
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- Sony Pictures
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- [Wide Screen]
- [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
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Cast & Crew
|Meryl Streep||Julia Child|
|Amy Adams||Julie Powell|
|Stanley Tucci||Paul Child|
|Chris Messina||Eric Powell|
|Linda Emond||Simone Beck|
|Helen Carey||Louise Bertholle|
|Mary Lynn Rajskub||Sarah|
|Jane Lynch||Dorothy McWilliams|
|Joan Juliet Buck||Madame Brassart|
|George Bartenieff||Chef Max Bugnard|
|Andrew Garman||John O'Brien|
|Michael Brian Dunn||Ivan Cousins|
|Remak Ramsay||John McWilliams|
|Diane Kagan||Phila McWilliams|
|Pamela Holden Stewart||Instructor at Le Cordon Bleu|
|Frances Sternhagen||Irma Rombauer|
|Brooks Ashmanskas||Mr. Misher|
|Eric Sheffer Stevens||Tim|
|Megan Byrne||Woman at the Party|
|Deborah Rush||Avis De Voto|
|Helen Coxe||Dorothy De Santillana|
|Maryann Urbano||Dinner Guest|
|Simon Jutras||Dinner Guest|
|Felicity Jones||Dinner Guest|
|Meg Kettell||Simca's Concierge|
|Stephen Bogardus||Scott McLeod|
|Byron Jennings||Houghton Mifflin Executive|
|Kelly Au Coin||Houghton Mifflin Executive|
|Richard Bekins||Houghton Mifflin Executive|
|Luc Palun||The Chestnut Vendor|
|Remy Roubakha||Oyster Man|
|Marceline Hugot||Madame Bernheim|
|Erin Dilly||Judith Jones|
|Robert Emmet Lunney||Bill Koshland|
|Tom Galantich||American Ambassador|
|Allyn Burrows||Waiter in Paris Café|
|Julia Prud'homme||Bridge Teacher|
|Dimitri Radochevitch||Fish Monger|
|Christelle Cornil||Baker's Wife|
|Francoise Lebrun||Baker's Mother|
|Teddy Bergman||Cobb Salad Waiter|
|Jean-Pierre Becker||Fruit Store Owner|
|Jamie Hall||Cheese Guy|
|Dianne Dreyer||American Housewife|
|Mary Kay Place||Julie's Mother|
|Benjamin John Barraud||Art Director|
|Alexandre Desplat||Score Composer|
|Donald J. Lee||Executive Producer|
|Mark Ricker||Production Designer|
|Ann Roth||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Scott Rudin||Executive Producer|
|J.J. Sacha||Associate Producer|
|Dana Stevens||Executive Producer|
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This is a wonderful movie for anyone. If you like to cook, and or blog, you might like it even more. It's a feel good movie that is also inspiring. I watched it and decided to start blogging. I like the fact that is is based on 2 true stories. I think the actors as well as the entire team did a fantastic job with this movie.
A delicious, decadent film that tantalizes your taste buds and delivers pure entertainment joy. Nora Ephron takes two separate stories and marvelously weaves and intertwines their loves, their frustrations, and their quest for purpose into a wonderfully entertaining film. Meryl Streep seems to channel Julia Child herself nailing both Julia's distinctive voice and gestures. Gaining an intimate glimpse of the more personal side of this iconic woman was beautifully told through Ephron's writing and the dynamic chemistry between Streep and Stanley Tucci. Amy Adams is absolutely delightful in her portrayal of a woman questioning her purpose, yet vehemently resigned to finishing the daunting task she started. The lesson of working diligently toward a goal regardless of setbacks or failures and ultimately finding a layer of truth about yourself is what life is all about. It is also what binds the two stories and the two characters together. The costumes are gorgeous as are the sets. The film is beautifully shot depicting the beauty of Paris and finding the beauty in NY and Julie's apartment. This film is inspiring, endearing, and magically delicious.
Of course, Meryl Streep was brilliant as Julia Child. I was not a fan of Amy Adams before I saw this movie, but she did a great job. (No one can compare to Meryl Streep - that's not Amy Adams fault.) A couple of reviews referred to Amy Adams as being "whiny". I think that is unfair. The person she was portrayimg is a real person who worked for the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation's call center. Every day she took calls from and tried to help people who were victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. She wasn't whiny, she was sad and depressed.
one amazing movie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I was already a fan of Meryl Streep so was sure I would enjoy the movie before I saw it in the theatre. Also always enjoyed watching Julia Child's shows on TV so was interested to see the portrayal of Mrs. Child. Just loved the movie, found it both funny and sweet at the same time. I really enjoyed the scenery and location the movie was filmed. The costumes are very authentic; there really is nothing I could suggest to improve this film. I saw this with a group of females and the movie audience seemed to be mainly female so don't know if this would appeal to males as much as females. I liked enough tom buy the movie when it became available for purchase.
I read the book before watching the movie. I must say, this is one of those rare isntances where the film is much better than the book - and that`s because of Meryl Streep, who gives heart and humour to the movie, and becomes larger than life. It would be very hard to compare meaningfully the lives of Julie, living an uneventful, courageless existence in Queens, clearly unhappy with everything in her life, and wanting more (but always taking the easy way out - like taking someone else`s life and trying to live it, and thus give meaning to her own?), and Julia, who became a master chef defying all odds in France. I read Julia`s own book about her time in France and that actually gives you a very different perspective, but that`s another story. It is not Julie`s life and story what lifts this movie, but Julia, and her immense love for food and respect for cooking, and most of all, Meryl Streep, who is amazing, brilliant and hilariously funny. That`s the only reason why you should watch this film.
Husband and I enjoyed seeing this in the theater so much we had to own it. We love the movie AND the interviews on the DVD!
It never gets old. I like rewatching this transporting and thoughtful movie.
Its a feel good movie! I love it!
This movie is truly charming. Meryl Streep was a perfect Julia. I've read Julia's Life in France & she was spot on. The movie stays with you & makes you want to be a better cook. Our dinner club is having our next dinner be from the cookbook Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Should be fun.
If you love cooking and/or watching cooking shows, you will love this movie. Meryl Streep does such a great job of playing Julia Child that you think you are watching the real person. It's no wonder Streep is up for an Oscar for this one. I loved it.
Even funnier than the movie!
This is an awesome movie. I love anything about food and i thought to myself, why not get this movie? SO I DID! It has awesome characters and I love how it plays both Julia and Julie's side of the story. I recommend that you get it!
Accurate, informative and fun.
A great video with terrific performances by Maryl Streep and company. Everyone should see this movie!
I have the utmost respect for Julia Child after seeing this film.
This is an exceptional movie, providing us with insight into the lives of two wonderful women, who through the movie quite frankly, motivated me to start writing a blog! Exceptional fine cast of characters!
Brought back memories of the original TV show on PBS, which I loved. Meryl Streep was amazing and Amy Adams was equally great. You sometimes get it all, including even the supporting actors, the sets and interesting story line which they stuck to and didn't drift from. Best movie I have seen in a while that left you feeling satisfied and wanting to enjoy it again. Do have some really good wine and cheese and friends over. Bon appe'tit '
Even though I knew Nora Ephron was not capable of making a bad movie I was a bit apprehensive about this one. I had read both books. Loved the one about Julia Childs. Hated the Julie and Julia book. I couldn't imagine why anyone would want to make a movie about her. Well, I felt the same way about the movie. The parts about Julia Child's life with her husband were wonderful. Truly sweet and romantic. Her life was amazing. The parts about Julie, the blogger were so irritating. First off who is interested in anyone who whines as much as she does and who thinks the way to make a name for yourself is to climb on the shoulders of someone who is already famous. Did she really not understand why Julia Child might have been the least bit offended by her effort? As to the performances--Amy Adams is a fine actress. But I did not feel this was her best. She came across as a Meg Ryan wanna-be and that only added to my eye-rolling. Did someone tell her to do the imitation or was that her take? Clearly you can see I did not enjoy this part of the movie. I was always happier when it went back to Julia Child. And might I say Meryl Streep and Stanley Tucci were superb. I heard someone say that with Meryl Streep in a movie you never remember who the other actress was anyway. It was clearly the case here. Not only did she have the better role, she was the better actress. I'm sure some think this is just a chick-flick but not so. My husband liked it too. The reason I didn't rate it any better was because I only liked half the movie--the Julia Child half. Nora should have made a movie solely about Julia Child's life. We would have been captivated and never missed the other half of this movie about......I forget!
First, I loved the movie when I saw it at a theater. My only problem with it was that Streep's depiction of Julia Childs was so much better that Admams of Julie that it was distracting. I bought the DVD for my elderly mother for Christmas. She didn't like it as much as I did. I also had given her the book "My Life in France" which she really enjoyed. Reading the book first spoiled the movie for her. She hated Julie!
I'm a big fan of Meryl Streep and Julia Child so this movie could just touched me! And it did ! Meryl Streep as always, is amazing, it's a delight to see her as Julia Child, she has just the perfect touch to make it credible when someone else could have been ridiculous. Love it!
For me, this was a feel good story. It brought back a memory for me. My grandmother and I used to watch Julia "in the old days" when we only had black and white TV. I recall my grandma scribbbling down recipes and notes as Julia scurried around in her TV kitchen. What realy struck me funny one day was when Julia was making some seafood dish with lobster in it, I think. She peered into the bottom of the pan and found a little sand and said something like "just don't mind about that, just mix it in." Being a little kid, I thought, well ok. I guess if Julia says it's ok, then it's ok. I think my grandma scribbled down something like "sand ok."
I actually spend little time in the kitchen and really had no idea who Julia Child was until I saw this movie. I love that she was a strong woman. She was determined to do what she wanted and that was to cook and then to write a cookbook for Americans. I think the challenge that Julie took on to learn to cook by cooking Julia child's recipe was commendable and definitely a tremendous feat. I was definitely suprised at the end of the movie that Julia Child was not pleased with Julie's Challenge. I actually thought it would have turned out where they met or something like that, so I was a little thrown off at the and as well as sad for Julie. But overall a good movie for the whole family!