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Julie & Julia [2009 film] by Nora Ephron

Julie & Julia [2009 film]

by Nora Ephron (Director), Nora Ephron, Nora Ephron (Screenwriter)

Other authors: Amy Adams (Actor), Alexandre Desplat (Composer), Meryl Streep (Actor), Stanley Tucci (Actor)

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Julia Child writes her cookbook, and decades later someone writes a blog about cooking from it.

I expected the Powell stuff to be mediocre and the Child stuff to be great. Instead, the Child stuff is mediocre (maybe C plus territory - nice characters but with no story worth telling), and the Powell stuff is horrendous. What they were thinking when they decided to make a movie out of Julie Powell - a self-centered, emotionally immature, self-declared bitch with no (portrayed) redeeming qualities, that doesn't do anything more interesting than use a popular cookbook - is completely baffling. And on top of that, it's not just a bad character with no story, but it's also some of the worst writing I have ever seen in a film.

Concept: D
Story: F
Characters: C
Dialog: F
Pacing: C
Cinematography: B
Special effects/design: A
Acting: B
Music: C

Enjoyment: F

GPA: 1.7/4 ( )
  comfypants | Feb 14, 2016 |
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), and 2 more
Amy Adams, Meryl Streep and Chris Messina
  UT_GSC | Jan 26, 2011 |
Outstanding screenplay and acting. ( )
  librisissimo | Dec 28, 2009 |
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Ephron, Noramain authorall editionsconfirmed
Ephron, NoraScreenwritermain authorall editionsconfirmed
Adams, AmyActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Desplat, AlexandreComposersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Streep, MerylActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Tucci, StanleyActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Julie Powell is a frustrated insurance worker who wants to be a writer. Trying to find a challenge in her life, she decides to cook her way through Julia Child's 'Mastering the Art of French Cooking' in one year, and to blog about it. As Julie begins to find her groove as a cook, and her voice as a writer, the project takes on a life of its own. The project provides the struggling young woman with her life's purpose, to her very pleasant surprise. Julia Child has an amazing love affair with her dashing husband, Paul, all while embracing life and French food. Julie lovingly celebrates the life of one of American food's most influential and beloved figureheads.… (more)

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