Julie & Julia
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 75%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Ebullient, witty, and wonderfully warm-hearted Julie & Julia is a celebration of how to live life to the full."
‑ Ruth Hessey, MovieTime, ABC Radio National
"Sometimes a meal can be less than perfect but still so thoroughly enjoyable that a missed ingredient here or a bit of overcooking there doesn't really matter."
‑ Charlie McCollum, San Jose Mercury News
"Streep does an amazing job bringing television cooking legend Julia Child to life and making us smile every frame of the way."
‑ James Plath, Movie Metropolis
"Two true stories are merged into one delicious treat of a film in Julie & Julia."
‑ Matthew Pejkovic, Matt's Movie Reviews
"Two movies for the price of one. Half is about the famous French cooking maven (and CIA agent). The other is about a blogger who launched a writing career blogging about her attempt to cook all the recipes in Child's cookbook. All it is lacking is a plot."
‑ Louis Proyect, rec.arts.movies.reviews
"A film that's charming, funny - especially when Streep is on screen, broadcasting her superb impression of the tall, charismatic, high-pitched Child - but leaves you with a dissatisfaction with modern life that no culinary masterpiece can relieve."
‑ Nina Caplan, Time Out
"Julie & Julia is one of the gentlest, most charming American movies of the past decade."
‑ David Denby, New Yorker
"Half-baked comedy barely whets the appetite."
‑ Don Groves, sbs.com.au
"Considering the movie acknowledges it's perfectly healthy for women to enjoy both eating and sex, it qualifies as something rare in Hollywood: a feminist work of popular art."
‑ Josh Larsen, LarsenOnFilm
"It's the 'yum' factor"
‑ S. James Wegg, JWR
"The main reason for seeing this is Meryl Streep's deft comic performance as the fluttery TV chef."
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"One can't help but wonder if Ephron would've been better off focusing exclusively on Child: She's simply more interesting screen company. But Ephron's commercial touch serves her well here."
‑ Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune
"You might dismiss this as a "chick flick", but I think anyone can enjoy it. You don't have to leave your "Manly-Man" card at the door."
‑ Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel, 3BlackChicks Review
"A misguided film of differing expectations saved only by its performances."
‑ Wesley Lovell, Cinema Sight
"The human cornucopia that is Streep is carrying the energy and feel-goodness of this movie. Adams is providing her natural comic timing and sweetness to make Powell as human as possible, and she succeeds more than I would have thought possible, though Ju"
‑ Karina Montgomery, Cinerina
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