Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
Julie & Julia
Based on Two True Stories
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.
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…
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…
While Meryl Streep as Julia Child is extremely enjoyable, Amy Adams' "modern" Julia is grating.
On Star Wars day, my girlfriend initiated a "French" themed day. Cue the berets and garlic string necklaces, the croissants, Kronenberg and French red wine. Oh and this movie...
It's one i've seen before and remember it being OK, but never really thought it'd be one i'd be seeing again or choose to under my own steam. But you know what? This was surprisingly watchable. It's pretty entertaining, has a couple of decent stories (one set in 40s France with Julia Childs, one set in 2005 Manhattan with Julia -somebody who made a blog of all of Julia Childs' french recipes.) and plenty of good performances. Amy Adams is her usual likeable self, Streep puts in yet another great character performance and Tucci is excellent again.
Recommended?: If you want a feel-good easy to watch movie that's based on cooking you could do a lot worse than this.
"It's a regimen. Like doing sit-ups.
Film #2 of my 'Amy Adams Afternoon'.
This afternoon plan was a good decision.
She is just so darn cute in this, and the film is as delicious and heartwarming as the gorgeous food.
As her last film, I am happy to say that at least Julie & Julia displays the talent that made Nora Ephron popular in the first place. The movie is well put together, despite feeling bloated, but it is two movies in one, so I forgive that. Now, despite my thinking that Ephron displays her talent well here, I don't actually enjoy the movie that much, and I will tell you why.
For starters I must bring up an old rant that developed after watching this the first time, that being that literally anyone can be Julia Child. I'm serious, try it now. Watch this video and then do your best Julia Child impression. I guarantee that it is just as…
Wow, much better than I expected. In fact I had literally no expectations. Maybe that's why I am so surprised.
Meryl Streep is, once again, the queen of everything, but the rest of the cast do a very good job as well. I was very amused by all of this.
It's a fantastic feel good movie, in my opinion.
While at times cliche and procedural, the writing gift of Nora Ephron and swift work with the camera merges what could be two separate films into a charming portrayal of finding purpose in life. Meryl Streep is Meryl Streep and the rest of the cast rounds out a sweet story of two interesting women.
"I'm Julia Child. Bon appetit!"
Más agradable de lo que recuerdo.
Todo filme "baseado em fatos reais" já tem, por só, um bom motivo para ser assistido. Esse no caso, tem Meryl Streep dando um show de atuação como a cerejado bolo. Bon appétit!
Flojona, lo unico q la hace pasable es la actuacion de ellas dos, q con voluntad pudieron hacer algo de ese dialogo.
Romantic, literally delicious, and lightheartedly funny, Julie & Julia, the final film by director/screenwriter Nora Ephron, is quite simple in its ambitions but it was a thoroughly enchanting and cheerful little movie I found hard to resist. I loved the performances by Meryl Streep, Amy Adams, Stanley Tucci, and Chris Messina.
Released on August 7th, 2009 this film is based on a true story... actually, it's based on two true stories: the early beginnings of TV icon and chef, Julia Child and Julie an aspiring writer out of Queens who decides to blog about cooking for a year. These two leading ladies are played by Meryl Streep and Amy Adams, who, in stark contrast to the characters in Public Enemies are actually what really save this film, which is mostly a two hour movie about French cooking. They are adorable, endearing, and fun to watch as they both sink their teeth into their respective roles. Stanely Tucci and Chris Messina play the husbands of both actresses, with Tucci doing an especially…
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