Being Julia
Being Julia (2004)

In London in 1938, actress Julia Lambert is at her peak, physically and professionally, but her successful theatrical career and her marriage to handsome impresario Michael Gosselyn have become stale and unfulfilling. She longs for novelty,… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: October 15, 2004
DVD Release Date: March 22, 2005
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Critic Score: 76% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Annette Bening delivers a captivating performance in Being Julia, a sophisticated comedy that follows a 1930s stage diva who experiences an identity crisis at age 40.

Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

It is Bening that's worth the price of admission. She makes even the corniest line ring true.

Connie Ogle
Miami Herald

This is, of course, the sort of role about which actresses dream, and it is Annette Bening who brings Julia to raging, mischievous, unforgettable life.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Annette Bening is great, but this isn't for kids.

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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer

I enjoyed watching Ms. Bening in close to top form, and I think you will, too.

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Eleanor Ringel Cater
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

A pretty good picture wrapped around a great, Oscar-contender performance.

Kam Williams
Princeton Town Topics

A beguiling romance about an aging actress at the peak of her career who embarks on an ill-advised, illicit affair with an admirer half her age.

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Richard Nilsen
Arizona Republic

Bening brings such vitality to the role that she sweeps aside all the quibbles, and you have to sit back and enjoy what is a masterly performance by a great actor playing a great actor.

Tom Long
Detroit News

Being Julia isn't perfect; but Bening is, and that makes the film sing.

Marty Mapes
Movie Habit

One of the best movies from this year's Telluride Film Festival

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Flixster Audience Score: 74% Flixster User Reviews
Daniel Perry
Annette Bening is excellent, but I couldn't really invest in the movie overall.
Sanjaya 丘耀文
Actually, I did not like the movie... But I was impressed by the acting that Bening has... Why she lose to Hilary Swank?
Bathsheba Monk
Pleasant evening watching this DVD. Annette Bening and Jeremy Irons are splendid. The costumes are wonderful. The weak link--and it's a pretty big crack… More
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]"Being Julia" takes place in 1938 London where Julia Lambert(Annette Bening) is one of the top theatre actresses in the city.(She… More
Nicki Marie
This was okay. Not much of a story to it really, though. Wouldn't want to watch it again.
Neum Daddy
The world was raising. Thunderous canyons shot from below to meet my footsteps. Forests rose and died behind my back. Birds evolved and turned to dust before… More