Julie & Julia Synopsis
A woman (Amy Adams) sets out to master all 524 recipes in Julia Child's famous cookbook.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Even if you don't give a shiitake mushroom about food, there's much to savor in this lively comedy with dramatic aftertastes.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
It hooks you up, happily, to your inner top chef.
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
This is blissful moviemaking. Much of the pleasure we have in watching it comes from seeing Tucci and, obviously, Streep connect.
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
One can’t help but wonder if Ephron would’ve been better off focusing exclusively on Child: She’s simply more interesting screen company.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Few movies are as delightful as Julie & Julia.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Spiced with plenty of humor and affection.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Meryl Streep -- at her brilliant, beguiling best -- is the spice that does the trick for the yummy Julie & Julia.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
As enjoyable as this foodie movie is, you wish it would take a deeper, more nuanced measure of the women who, in two different eras, star...
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Streep is the most important ingredient in this recipe.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Strangely, though, there isn't enough for one movie, and the first clue to why lurks in the title's ampersand, a sort of linguistic duct...
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A charming comedy about two women that love cooking

By movies-4-me
The newest Nora Ephron film is a wonderful look at two women, both empowered by the men in their lives and the food they create. Amy Adams is Julie Powell, a writer who has failed at completing her...

Entertaining and fun!

By ExcursionUSA
Definately worth going to see... Funny and entertaining with lots of great food. Eat before you go, or get a big bucket of popcorn to munch on, as some of the dishes in the movie are simply mouth...

Well, half of it was good.. I guess?

By Tri23
The movie is divided into two sides with the (past) present story of Julie who is this egotistical narcissistic whiny brat of a woman who goes on about this magical thing called "blogging" and her...


By mradlof2
Though the movie was quite long, it was very steady and never seemed to be dull. All the actors were amazing, especially Meryl, but I was surprised to see how many instances that you could see the...


By bellaoreo
This movie was a delight to watch. Streep did an Oscar performance. Adams and Tucci did, too. The Julia character just stood out more. Inspirational!! Highly recommend. Eat before you go....

She was one of a kind........

By k28dalton
This movie had me from beginning to end, maybe it’s because I loved Julia so much or maybe because I love Meryl so much. Who knows and who cares. Julia was one of a kind and if you watched her show,...

I took one for the team

By MostlyTx
The Mrs wanted to see the movie, and she's been good about going to the ones I like, so it was her turn. I was prepared (as the only man in the theater) to suffer through the entire movie - but I...

Julie and Julia make a great desert of a movie

By jimjoel49
Take two cups of great acting, a pound of fell good dialog, two table spoon of romance, sprinkle with a great supporting cast and you have a desert of a movie you will not get enough of....

julie & julia

By adpro
I saw this film last friday. It was a delightfull experiance. The story line, interacting between the two wonen was handled perfectly. The actors were perfect for the rolls they played, the...

Julie & Julia

By melmarybee
Acting great, story line great, language great, music great, range of emotions great, must see movie for any adult not interested in violence, hard core porn or casual sex....

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Rated PG-13 | For some sensuality and brief strong language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 13+ Tempting Meryl Streep dramedy is OK but may bore kids.
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