Julie and Julia

Julie and Julia

"Based on Two True Stories."
  • PG-13
  • 2009
  • 2 hr 3 min
  • 7.0  (107,834)
  • 66

Julie and Julia is two stories in one. Julia Child's (Meryl Streep) career is divulged while her story runs parallel to Julie Powell's (Amy Adams) tale of learning to cook all of Child's recipes in her first published cookbook. Julie decides to not only cook one recipe from Julia's book each day but she chooses to begin a blog about her adventures. The blog slowly gains popularity until it is viral. She is invited to interview with magazines and talk shows as her endeavor comes to a close. To her surprise, she is chastised by her heroine, Julia Child. Julie and Julia follows Streep as she portrays one of the greatest chef's of all time. The film encapsulates the loving relationship between Julia and her husband and the process it took for Mrs. Child to become the well-known figure she is. The history of Child's career is followed step by step, revealing the adversity she faced during times of women not found in careers but remaining at home to care for their families. As Julie learns to truss chickens and cook lobsters while live, she finds a new respect for Julia. Her own trials and tribulations during the cooking experiment leaves her frustrated and at times wanting to quit. She continues on, however, to craft each meal with love and an understanding of what Child went through. Remarkable costumes, acting and writing were woven through this artistic piece. Julie and Julia is a character-driven film. The writing and acting proves that movies do not have to have amazing graphics to deliver an award winning movie. Julie and Julia is based on the memoirs of Julie Powell, who did receive a letter from Mrs. Child after the project was complete. Child didn't mention the project but that she was glad Julie was attempting to learn the art of cooking, although that was not Julie's goal. The project was simply a creative outlet.

Julie and Julia
Julie & Julia: Spies Alt
Julie & Julia: Spies Alt

Clip - 1 min 4 sec

Julie & Julia: Braised Beef Shortribs With Young Spinach & Horseradish Cream
Julie & Julia: Braised Beef Shortribs With Young Spinach & Horseradish Cream

Clip - 5 min 38 sec

Julie & Julia: Watching Julia
Julie & Julia: Watching Julia

Clip - 1 min 1 sec

Julie & Julia: Butter Poached Maine Lobster
Julie & Julia: Butter Poached Maine Lobster

Clip - 5 min 19 sec

Julie & Julia: Love To Eat
Julie & Julia: Love To Eat

Clip - 1 min 2 sec

Julie & Julia: Meltdown Rev
Julie & Julia: Meltdown Rev

Clip - 1 min 21 sec

Description
Julie and Julia is two stories in one. Julia Child's (Meryl Streep) career is divulged while her story runs parallel to Julie Powell's (Amy Adams) tale of learning to cook all of Child's recipes in her first published cookbook. Julie decides to not only cook one recipe from Julia's book each day but she chooses to begin a blog about her adventures. The blog slowly gains popularity until it is viral. She is invited to interview with magazines and talk shows as her endeavor comes to a close. To her surprise, she is chastised by her heroine, Julia Child.

Julie and Julia follows Streep as she portrays one of the greatest chef's of all time. The film encapsulates the loving relationship between Julia and her husband and the process it took for Mrs. Child to become the well-known figure she is. The history of Child's career is followed step by step, revealing the adversity she faced during times of women not found in careers but remaining at home to care for their families.

As Julie learns to truss chickens and cook lobsters while live, she finds a new respect for Julia. Her own trials and tribulations during the cooking experiment leaves her frustrated and at times wanting to quit. She continues on, however, to craft each meal with love and an understanding of what Child went through.

Remarkable costumes, acting and writing were woven through this artistic piece. Julie and Julia is a character-driven film. The writing and acting proves that movies do not have to have amazing graphics to deliver an award winning movie. Julie and Julia is based on the memoirs of Julie Powell, who did receive a letter from Mrs. Child after the project was complete. Child didn't mention the project but that she was glad Julie was attempting to learn the art of cooking, although that was not Julie's goal. The project was simply a creative outlet.

Julie and Julia is a 2009 romance movie with a runtime of 2 hours and 3 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.0 and a MetaScore of 66.

Julie and Julia is available to watch, stream, download and buy on demand at Netflix, Amazon, Google Play, Apple TV, YouTube VOD and Vudu. Some platforms allow you to rent Julie and Julia for a limited time or purchase the movie and download it to your device.

  • Release Date
    2009
  • MPAA Rating
    PG-13
  • Runtime
    2 hr 3 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    7.0  (107,834)
  • Metascore
    66