• Julie & Julia (2009)

Julie & Julia

Release Date: August 7th, 2009

DVD Release Date: December 8th, 2009

PG-13 |2 hr 4 min

Plot Summary

Frustrated with a soul-killing job, New Yorker Julie Powell (Amy Adams) embarks on a daring project: she vows to prepare all 524 recipes in Julia Childs' landmark cookbook, "Mastering the Art of French Cooking." Intertwined with Julie's story is the true tale of how Julia Child (Meryl Streep) herself conquered French cuisine with passion, fearlessness, and plenty of butter.

Cast: Meryl Streep, Amy Adams, Stanley Tucci, Chris Messina, Linda Emond, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Jane Lynch, Frances Sternhagen

Director: Nora Ephron

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Amy Robinson Productions, Easy There Tiger, Laurence Mark Productions

Distributors: Columbia Pictures

Keywords: New York City, Amusing, Marriage, Quest, Underdog, Husband, 1950s, Heartwarming, 2000s, Inspiring

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Even if you don't give a shiitake mushroom about food, there's much to savor in this lively comedy with dramatic aftertastes. show more

  • 70
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    As enjoyable as this foodie movie is, you wish it would take a deeper, more nuanced measure of the women who, in two different eras, star in the movie's kitchens. show more

  • 50
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Strangely, though, there isn't enough for one movie, and the first clue to why lurks in the title's ampersand, a sort of linguistic duct tape holding together two stories that never really function as one. show more

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Nominated Leading Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2010)
Winner Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Nominated Actress in a Leading Role
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2010)
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical