JULIE & JULIA (2009 USA)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.7|5.0 Starsìììì

Julie & Julia—a terrific small story—tells the Julia Child story in a most charming way. Classic fare, that relies on the skills of Meryl Streep, Stanley Tucci, Amy Adams, and Chris Messina, becomes a small work of art, an ode, if you will, to the life of Julia Child. It is likeable from its opening scene to its closing scene. Great work for Director Nora Ephron. Good timing and superb transitioning between the two women’s stories give this movie its hallmark.

Storyline

A young woman decides to make every recipe found in Julia Child’s cook book.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Nora Ephron for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producers Donald J. Lee Jr., Scott Rudin, and Dana Stevens for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Julia Child (Meryl Streep), Julie Powell (Amy Adams), Paul Child (Stanley Tucci), Eric Powell (Chris Messina), Simone Beck (Linda Emond), Simone Beck (Linda Emond), Louisette Bertholle (Helen Carey), Sarah (Mary Lynn Rajskub), Dorothy McWilliams (Jane Lynch), and Madame Brassart (Joan Juliet Buck).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. This film is so calm, peaceful, and joy filled that it is almost worth a second watch. It’s a pleasure to see two good marriages and passions for one’s work in action.

Ben Meyers

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