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R| 1 hr. 44 min.

Plot Summary
Julia Lambert (Annette Bening) is a popular but aging stage actress who is losing passion for her career. Her husband and director, Michael Gosselyn (Jeremy Irons), introduces her to a young American actor, Tom (Shaun Evans), who professes admiration for her. Julia and Tom start an affair, but soon she realizes that Tom is just using her to advance his own career and that of his other girlfriend, actress Avice Crichton (Lucy Punch). Julia befriends Avice, all the while plotting her revenge.

Cast: Annette Bening , Jeremy Irons , Bruce Greenwood , Miriam Margolyes , Juliet Stevenson , Shaun Evans , Lucy Punch , Maury Chaykin

Director: István Szabó

Genres: Comedy drama

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Being Julia (2004)

Release Date: October 15th, 2004|1 hr. 44 min.

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critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 50
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Hungarian director Istvan Szabo (Sunshine) overplays his hand and traps Bening in a role that's all emoting, no emotion. show more

  • 75
    Carla Meyer San Francisco Chronicle

    A one-woman show. show more

  • 63
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Bening takes a complex, sometimes cloying character and makes her sympathetic - all the while pulling off a British accent with seeming ease. She single-handedly makes the movie worth seeing. show more

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