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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JULIE & JULIA - C'EST MAGNIFIQUE!!! RATING: 98 out of 100. (Per advance VIP press preview)

Mon. July 27th. - I attended the advance VIP press preview of this 123-minute movie based on 2 true stories. J&J was SUPERBLY directed/screenwritten by Nora Ephron. Both Amy Adams and Meryl Streep...

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...

Just saw it at advance screening...

By jrmycamprox
If you love Julia Child and/or love to cook, you will enjoy this movie so much! Be warned other movie goers, if you are expecting a nice drama, that is not what you will get. It is the equivalent of...

Julia Childs: My childhood hood idol finally gets her movie!!!

By Free_Movies_4_Life
Every one who hears the name Julia Childs automaticially knows of her french cooking show aired on PBS. What they dont know is that she was the most gifted TV chef of all time. I remember idolizing...

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...

This is not Doubt!

By jmdhsmiami
Was glad to have the opportunity to see a preview of Julie&Julia. And glad to see a Nora Ephron movie that wasn't so "chickflick" like. Once again, Meryl was amazing and dived into the role of Julia...

Cute but

By deksr
I loved this movie. I was rooting for both Julias to meet there goals. With satisfaction they did. However the political sub story was a story killer. "a republican would have fried you" ruined it...


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 RyanSneaux
I thought the movie Julie & Julia was hilarious! I expected it to be ok, but was pleasantly surprised at how funny it really was!!...

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