Julie And Julia

Lists: Cooking, Female Lead

Brief Synopsis: "Julia Child and Julie Powell - both of whom wrote memoirs - find their lives intertwined. Though separated by time and space, both women are at loose ends... until they discover that with the right combination of passion, fearlessness and butter, anything is possible."

Overall Ranking: 2035 (Rank from 2009: # 56)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 0%
Regular 25%
Half-Popped 75%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
Bryan Lienesch74 - Without spoiling anything for future viewers, the movie strings you along for two hours without tying up perhaps the most important loose end.
Comedy: 4
Sex Appeal: 4
Scary: 3
Rewatch: 4
Rob from GuysFilmQuest64 - The fact that I enjoy cooking (it helps with the ladies and helps ensure meals arenít terrible) AND Amy Adams made this film a decent option for me. The fact that it was nominated for Best Picture helped encourage its viewing even more. Iím not typically a Meryl Streep fan, but her portrayal of the strong-willed and quirky Julia Child was entertaining enough.
Comedy: 2
Sex Appeal: 2
Scary: 0
Rewatch: 4
Patrick Devitt60
David Baruffi52

People Involved

  • Meryl Streep (Julia Child)
  • Amy Adams (Julie Powell)
  • Chris Messina (Eric Powell)
  • Stanley Tucci (Paul Child)
  • Linda Emond (Simone Beck)
  • Helen Carey (Louisette Bertholle)
  • Mary Lynn Rajskub (Sarah)
  • Jane Lynch (Dorothy McWilliams)
  • Joan Juliet Buck (Madame Brassart)
  • Crystal Noelle (Ernestine)
  • George Bartenieff (Chef Max Bugnard)
  • Vanessa Ferlito (Cassie)
  • Casey Wilson (Regina)
  • Jillian Bach (Annabelle)
  • Andrew Garman (John OBrien)
  • Nora Ephron (Director)

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