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Julie & Julia (2009)

Director:
Nora Ephron
COUNTRY
USA
GENRE
Comedy/Drama
NORWEGIAN TITLE
Julie & Julia
RUNNING TIME
123 minutes
Producer:
Nora Ephron
Laurence Mark
Amy Robinson
Eric Steel
Screenwriter (based on books by J. Powell, J. Child and A. Prud'homme):
Nora Ephron


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Julie Child Meryl Streep
Julie Powell Amy Adams
Paul Child Stanley Tucci
Eric Powell Chris Messina
Simone Beck Linda Emond
Louisette Bertholle Helen Carey

 

Review

Meryl Streep pins down the mannerisms and the being of Julia Child to hilarous perfection in this pleasant but lightweight film about food, France, Julia Child and Julie Powell - a Child fan who became a semi-celebrity writing a blog about cooking all of Child's famous recipes in one year. The stories of the two women's life - in the 1940s and 2000s respectively - are told parallelly, with Ephron struggling to link them together in any other way than through Powell's desired spiritual connection with Child. With that said, Ephron jumps back and forth between her storylines with flair and elegance, and she gives both Streep and Amy Adams freedom to roam in front of the camera, letting their politically correctly devoted husbands support them when necessary. To sum up, Julie & Julia is a perfect little uplifter for the feminine half of movie audiences. The comedy is characterbased and the drama is slight, but the film has a good heart and a true interest for food and women.

 

Copyright 21.3.2010 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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