Being Julia

Being Julia

Director: István Szabó Cast: Annette Bening, Jeremy Irons, Bruce Greenwood
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Being Julia

Annette Bening won a handful of year-end awards as well as an Oscar nomination for her work in István Szabó's comedy Being Julia. Her commentary, also with the director as well as her co-star Jeremy Irons, makes it clear how much she enjoyed making the film and enjoyed playing the part. The movie is presented in a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1. Additional supplemental materials include deleted scenes and a making-of featurette.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/22/2005
UPC: 0043396091740
Original Release: 2004
Rating: R
Source: Sony Pictures
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 1:44:00
Sales rank: 32,997

Special Features

Closed Caption; The Making of Being Julia; Commentary by Annette Bening, Jeremy Irons, and director István Szabó; Behind the Scenes of Being Julia; Deleted scenes

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Start
2. Tom Fennel
3. Dolly
4. Invitation
5. One Big Pose
6. Tea With Tom
7. "You Don't Look So Bad"
8. Enjoying Herself Again
9. Tightening
10. The Older Woman
11. A Very Modern Couple
12. An English Thing
13. Learn Restraint
14. What It's All About
15. The Transparent Boy
16. A Role for Avice
17. Clever Girl
18. "You Were Awful"
19. Audition
20. Rehearsal
21. A Fling With Daddy
22. Far Too Angelic
23. For Old Times Sake
24. Opening Night
25. A Lesson in Upstaging...
26. ...and Improvisation
27. Spoils of War
28. Dining Alone

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Being Julia 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Aglaia More than 1 year ago
Being Julia was one of my favourite movies at a time (not an all time favourite but still). So I watched it a couple of times, and I think it is a good, solid movie with great performances. It is based on a Somerset Maugham story (The Theatre, I think) - I read that too, both are good. It is about Julia (Anette Bening), a middle-aged theatre actress, a big star, who has made a very rational, sensible marriage with her director (Jeremy Irons) - the marriage actually is much better described in the book and explains a lot of things. She has a son, a friend and a maid who she can count on, she is famous, but she is unhappy, and afraid of aging. She starts an affair with a much younger man, only to realize that he uses her to get a part for his love (who is also the lover of Julia`s husband). Julia gets the girl a part (although she is totally without talent) and they play on stage together. The ending is hilarious, uplifting, justifying. In short, Julia shows how she got where she is now, what kind of strengh she possesses despite all sadness, and who her true friends are. The acting is great. Anette Bening should have received an Oscar for this part, she WAS Julia. Watch it, I think it is a good movie.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago