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Nora Ephron adapts Julie Powell's autobiographical book "Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen" with this Columbia Pictures production starring Amy Adams as an amateur chef who decides to cook every recipe in a cookbook from acclaimed celebrity chef Julia Child (played by Meryl Streep) in order to chronicle it in a blog over the course of a year. Streep's THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA co-star Stanley Tucci re-teams with the actress as Child's husband.
Number of Discs: 1
Rating: PG-13 (MPAA)
Film Country: USA
4.5 stars out of 5 -- "[A]nyone with even fleeting interest in writing or in eating will want to revel in this two hour long celebration of love, life and Lobster Thermador."
Box Office - Sara Schieron (07/23/2009)
"Delivering an elegant approximation of the woman's distinctly flutelike vocal pitch and endearing mannerisms, Streep abundantly conveys the warmth, rich humor and joie de vivre so evident in Julia's TV appearances and her writing."
Variety - Justin Chang (07/24/2009)
"The performances go a long way toward selling the characters; Meryl Streep creates an uncanny version of Julia Child, of course with a spot-on accent."
Chicago Sun-Times - Roger Ebert (08/05/2009)
"[Meryl Streep] is too fantastic for words....Streep's larger-than-life Julia is kept earthbound -- barely -- by the always-welcome Tucci, who gives a graceful performance as an unassuming diplomat with a big heart..."
"JULIE & JULIA does it right. A consummate entertainment that echoes the rhythms and attitudes of classic Hollywood, it's a satisfying throwback to those old-fashioned movie fantasies where impossible dreams do come true."
Los Angeles Times - Kenneth Turan (08/07/2009)
3 stars out of 4 -- "It's a light and entertaining treat, with winning performances, sharp writing and some happy surprises."
USA Today - Claudia Puig (08/07/2009)
"The remarkable thing about the Julia segments, given Ms. Streep's daring flirtations with caricature, is how full and affecting they prove to be."
Wall Street Journal (08/07/2009)
"JULIE & JULIA proceeds with such ease and charm that its audacity -- a no-nonsense, plucky self-confidence embodied by the indomitable Julia herself -- is easy to miss."
New York Times - A. O. Scott (08/07/2009)
"[T]artly witty....JULIE & JULIA is the movie American foodie culture has been waiting for." -- Grade: B+
Entertainment Weekly - Owen Gleiberman (08/14/2009)
"Meryl Streep -- and her brilliant, beguiling best -- is the spice that does the trick for the yummy JULIE & JULIA..."
Rolling Stone - Peter Travers (08/20/2009)