Julie & Julia
Julie & Julia (2009)

Based on two true stories, "Julie & Julia" intertwines the lives of two women who, though separated by time and space, are both at loose ends until they discover that with the right combination of passion, fearlessness and butter,… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: August 7, 2009
DVD Release Date: December 8, 2009
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Critic Score: 75% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Boosted by Meryl Streep's charismatic performance as Julia Child, Julie and Julia is a light, but fairly entertaining culinary comedy.

Ruth Hessey
MovieTime, ABC Radio National

Ebullient, witty, and wonderfully warm-hearted Julie & Julia is a celebration of how to live life to the full.

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Charlie McCollum
San Jose Mercury News

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.

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Candice Frederick
Reel Talk Online

Overall, a delicious film.

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Nina Caplan
Time Out

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.

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David Denby
New Yorker

Julie & Julia is one of the gentlest, most charming American movies of the past decade.

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Jason Best
Movie Talk

Streep is mannered and camp... gleefully impersonating Child's eccentric demeanour and hooting voice. Yet her performance brims over with such joy and mirth and love that it's hard not to be won over.

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

The main reason for seeing this is Meryl Streep's deft comic performance as the fluttery TV chef.

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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune

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.

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Alissa Wilkinson
Paste Magazine

Julie & Julia is a delectable cinematic concoction about two food-loving women.

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Flixster Audience Score: 70% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
A flawed movie that wants to be two stories in one but is not so well edited to make everything flow naturally. Even so, what raises this light comedy above… More
Thomas Bowler
Constantly on the precipice of sickly sweet but tempered with some great performances from Meryl Streep and Stanley Tucci. Full review later.
Alice Shen
0 stars. An absolute CHORE to sit through - concentrating like the Dickens to cull any likable elements, cringing at the movie's utter lack of dramatic… More
Drew Smith
There are exactly two reasons to see this movie. Just reading that sentence, you've probably figured out the first one, and it is a true testament to her… More
Film Crazy
Okay so from reading the back of the DVD i couldnt have expected much from this movie, but i did and it was just a bit of a disappointment! For two hours worth… More
Daniel Perry
A friend recently told me that he has a hard time watching Meryl Streep, because he doesn't see characters, he just sees Meryl Streep Acting. Interesting.… More