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Julia Child and Julie Powell – both of whom wrote memoirs – find their lives intertwined. Though separated by time and space, both women are at loose ends... until they discover that with the right combination of passion, fearlessness and butter, anything is possible.
Lets get one thing straight, if you have a successful blog or newspaper column it does not mean your story deserves its own film. It happened last year with Marley & Me and now with this soporific piece of crap. Julie Powell's quest to cook all of Child's recipes in a year is a total non-story, there is no character growth, there are no dramatic moments and the only obstacle she must try and overcome is will she de-bone a duck (she does). So how to pad out a non-story for two hours? By combining it with an equally tedious non-event that is Julia Child's time in Paris of course. Neither of these women's lives have anything interesting to say or…
Amy Adams looked gay in this
"These damn things are as hot as a stiff cock!"
Had I hated this movie, I would of given it a one-line review of "Cinematic diabeetus." But despite its flaws, I managed to like Julie and Julia, a First World, Oprah-ish, conflict-free sort of picture... but at its center has its titular characters finding meaning and leaping to success in their (really, not too shabby) respective lives by following through on a shared innate passion (cooking - which, actually, never felt like a *passion* for either); Julia Childs by co-penning a successful ''French cookbook for American women without a cook" and later creating a cooking show, and Julie by blogging and cooking her way through her (idol's) book - a…
I always like to say that I like people who have passion, no matter what this passion is. Well, I loved this film because it is all about passion. Passion of two people for cooking.
We start with the fact that the film is based in two different books of two different persons, at two different times! And that's already awesome! Thank you Nora Ephron!
Now, the leading parts are played by two amazing actresses: Meryl Streep and Amy Adams. I'm gonna say this a lot of times here, but I LOVE MERYL STREEP! She's just amazing in everything she does, and if I had written a book, I would want her to play my part.
I couldnt forget, of…
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Sweet, charming and more substantive than your usual run of the mill romcom. Nora Ephron did it again. It's like a spiritual successor to You've Got Mail. Amy Adams does her best Meg Ryan and it works a charm. I didn't know what Meryl Streep was doing. I've heard people say she's not as good as everyone says because she's always putting on a performance. Well you can say that again for this one. It's like she's auditioning for a role in a Margaret Thatcher biopic. It was easy to forget the story here was based on two true stories as it says in the opening credits. But that's the reason for it. The real person clearly exhibited an exuberant…
I took time to watch some videos of Julia Child's cooking show before sitting down to watch this in order to see how well Meryl Streep handled the role. I never doubted her, not for a minute, but I was surprised at how well she did. She was Julia Child. I will admit I hadn't seen Streep in anything before this (aside from Mamma Mia, but I can hardly count that as a great performance), and despite the fact that the film is lacking in several aspects, I think it was a good introduction to her work. She really was phenomenal. Amy Adams was good as well, as was Stanley Tucci, but they don't compare to Streep.
In all honesty…
i was so ready to love this but it just never happened. this whole move should have just been the meryl streep story
Thoroughly watchable and equipped with a great cast, but never very engaging. Feels all but pointless by the end, to be honest.
Had it been Julie and Julie, I would have been a fan. Honestly, how did anyone think this was a clever idea for a movie.
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 average is definitely Meryl Streep, who once again turns something highly ordinary into a pleasant experience.
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I'm so hungry now I could eat ten lobsters. With two punds of butter.
"Are you back? Please be back."
"What's for dinner?"
In a way, Julie & Julia feels like a refined version of You've Got Mail. The plot is completely different, but the tone, dialogue, and wit are very reminiscent of Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks' antics. If you dislike Nora Ephron's writing, this won't convince you otherwise, but for everyone else this will be a bittersweet treat. Meryl Streep was c'est magnifique, Amy Adams was completely adorable, and Stanley Tucci was even more adorable.
Bon Appétit, Nora Ephron! Whether you're in Heaven.. or in HELL. 👿🔥
Is it cheesy? Yes. Do I love it? Yes. Oh and also, I'm still hopeful for a solo Julia Child movie with Meryl Streep.
Things that are excellent: Nora Ephron, Meryl Streep, Amy Adams, and most importantly, food. What a truly sweet and funny film! I loved it! I have been debating buying it from various charity shops for ages but finally made the purchase as part of a 3 for £1 deal with 12 Years a Slave and Dallas Buyers Club, what a grouping! Whilst those films have a bit more prestige and I can't wait to watch them I'm glad I've finally seen this film because it contains all the things I love and warmed my heart.
Ein Film über zwei Frauen, die das Kochen erlernen und ihrem Leben damit einen neuen Sinn geben. Dank der beiden Hauptdarstellerinnen Streep & Adams ein sehenswerter Film, auch wenn es keine großen Höhepunkte gibt.
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
Movies about/starring women and girls of all ages. I originally started this list just as a reference for myself, but…