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Rated PG-13 · 124 minutes · 2009

Comedy drama
There’s half of a really good movie here. Meryl Streep is a delight as Julia Child, in France with her loving husband (Stanley Tucci) learning the art of French cuisine—on her way to legendary status. Unfortunately, we also get a present-day story about an annoying, self-pitying woman (Amy Adams) who takes up the major challenge of cooking all the recipes in Child’s cookbook in a year for her blog. When the movie focuses on Child, it’s a winner. When it swings back to Adams, it stops in its tracks. Adams is usually enjoyable, but she’s given a battle she can’t win with this character. I also can’t stand it when people talk with their mouths full in movies. It drives me nuts. Streep’s portion of the movie gets a high rating, but the Adams portion is super-dull. A Julia Child autobiography would’ve been just fine.
Official Site: julieandjulia.com
Director: Nora Ephron
Producer: Nora Ephron, Laurence Mark, Amy Robinson, Eric Steel, Scott Rudin, Donald J. Lee Jr. and Dana Stevens
Cast: Meryl Streep, Amy Adams, Stanley Tucci, Chris Messina, Linda Emond, Mary Rajskub, Jane Lynch, Frances Sternhagen, Helen Carey, Deborah Rush, Joan Buck, Crystal Noelle, George Bartenieff, Vanessa Ferlito, Casey Wilson and Jillian Bach

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