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Julie & Julia

(DVD - 2009)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Julie & Julia
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Julie Powell is a frustrated insurance worker who wants to be a writer. Trying to find a challenge in her life, she decides to cook her way through Julia Child's 'Mastering the Art of French Cooking' in one year, and to blog about it. As Julie begins to find her groove as a cook, and her voice as a writer, the project takes on a life of its own. The project provides the struggling young woman with her life's purpose, to her very pleasant surprise. Julia Child has an amazing love affair with her dashing husband, Paul, all while embracing life and French food. Julie lovingly celebrates the life of one of American food's most influential and beloved figureheads.
Statement of Responsibility: Columbia Pictures presents an Easy There Tiger/Amy Robinson production ; a Laurence Mark production ; a film by Nora Ephron ; produced by Laurence Mark, Nora Ephron, Amy Robinson, Eric Steel ; screenplay by Nora Ephron ; directed by Nora Ephron
Title: Julie & Julia
[videorecording]
Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, c2009
Edition: Widescreen
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 123 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Sold by: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Notes: DVD release of the 2009 motion picture
Based on the book "Julie & Julia" by Julie Powell and "My life in France" by Julia Child with Alex Prud'Homme
Special features: Commentary with writer/director Nora Ephron (optional English subtitled commentary); "Secret ingredients: creating Julie & Julia" featurette
Credits: Director of photography, Stephen Goldblatt ; editor, Richard Marks ; music by Alexandre Desplat ; production designer, Mark Ricker ; costume designer, Ann Roth ; executive producers, Scott Rudin, Donald J. Lee, Jr., Dana Stevens.
Performers: Meryl Streep, Amy Adams, Stanley Tucci, Chris Messina, Linda Emond, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Jane Lynch, Frances Sternhagen, Helen Carey, Deborah Rush, Joan Juliet Buck, Vanessa Ferlito, Casey Wilson, Jillian Bach.
Summary: Julie Powell is a frustrated insurance worker who wants to be a writer. Trying to find a challenge in her life, she decides to cook her way through Julia Child's 'Mastering the Art of French Cooking' in one year, and to blog about it. As Julie begins to find her groove as a cook, and her voice as a writer, the project takes on a life of its own. The project provides the struggling young woman with her life's purpose, to her very pleasant surprise. Julia Child has an amazing love affair with her dashing husband, Paul, all while embracing life and French food. Julie lovingly celebrates the life of one of American food's most influential and beloved figureheads.
Audience: MPAA rating PG-13 for brief strong language and some sensuality
CHV rating PG coarse language, language may offend
System Details: DVD, region 1, NTSC; Dolby digital 5.1 surround; anamorphic widescreen (1.85) presentation
DVD, region 1, NTSC; Dolby digital 5.1 surround; anamorphic widescreen (1.85) presentation
DVD, region 1, NTSC; Dolby digital 5.1 surround; anamorphic widescreen (1.85) presentation
Other Language: Dialogue in English with optional soundtrack in French, optional English audio description track for the visually impaired, and optional subtitles in English and French; closed-captioned for the hearing impaired
Awards & Distinctions: Golden Globe Awards, 2010: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy Or Musical (Meryl Streep)
Golden Globe Awards, 2010: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy Or Musical (Meryl Streep)
Golden Globe Awards, 2010: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy Or Musical (Meryl Streep)
Subject Headings: Powell, Julie Film adaptations Child, Julia Film adaptations Powell, Julie Drama Child, Julia Drama Blogs Drama Cooking, French Anecdotes Drama Cooking Study and teaching France Paris Drama Women cooks Biography
Genre/Form: Feature films-United States
Romantic comedy films
Biographical films
Historical films
Feature films
Fiction films
Film adaptations
Films for the hearing impaired
Films for people with visual disabilities
Topical Term: Blogs
Cooking, French
Cooking
Women cooks
Alternate Title: Julie and Julia
Publisher No: 29229
33713
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE J
PN1995.9.B55 J85 2009
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List - Films for Foodies by: nypl_mid_manhattan Dec 05, 2012

Julia Child and Julie Powell both cook up a storm in this 2009 Nora Ephron film based on Julia Child's memoir, "My Life in France" and Julie Powell's "Julie &Julia: My Year of Cooking Dangerously."


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Apr 02, 2012
  • Wavedeva rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Wished for more Julia, less Julie.

Dec 10, 2011
  • edesignsonline rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is a great true story with great acting. Amy Jones character is very easy to relate to and Meryl Streep's performance is phenomenal as Julia Child. You will also be hungry after watching this movie.

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