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Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
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Julie and Julia (Widescreen)

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Meryl Streep is Julia Child and Amy Adams is Julie Powell in writer-director Nora Ephron's adaptation of two best-selling memoirs: Powell's Julie and Julia and My Life in France, by Julia Child with Alex Prud'homme.

Based on two true stories, Julie and Julia intertwines the lives of two women who, though separated by time and space, are both at loose ends...until they discover that with the right combination of passion, fearlessness and butter, anything is possible.

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"Julie and Julia is one of the gentlest, most charming American movies of the past decade." The New Yorker

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"It's a light and entertaining treat, with winning performances, sharp writing and some happy surprises." USA Today

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Julia Child's life with her husband in Paris is intertwined with the life of thirty-year-old Queens resident Julie Powell who decides to cook every recipe in Child's book Mastering the art of French cooking over the course of one year.

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MAA, March 18, 2010 (view all comments by MAA)
Heretic warning: despite accolades & awards, I think this is just a so-so movie. My spouse liked it ... but I didn't. Disclosure: I'm not a cooking fan, nor a Meryl Streep one, and I'm unimpressed with stream-of-consciousness blogging. I had avoided seeing this movie for those reasons: I sensed I had been over-exposed to Meryl, and this film presented Meryl, et al, with a tall order (pun intended). However, I am a writing fan, and it was this theme that keep me in my seat until the end. That said, I never really felt anything in the movie was real. Meryl/Julia's affected speech (even if that accurately depicted Julia's), the attempt by Meryl to portray the tall Julia, Amy Adams' 'bitchy' Julie (especially if that portrayed the 'real' Julie), the thin roles for the 2 male lead/husbands, ... . I didn't relate to any of it ... except the writing. Decent depiction of the rollercoaster ride for writers. If it hadn't been for that, and the Meryl/Julia half, I wouldn't have watched til the end (and you wouldn't have seen this review -- NB: I only rate those books/films that I have finished, and I'm at a point in life where I simply move on to another if I feel it is under par [3]). So, this would have been a 2 without Meryl & co. in her half, a 3 with.
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Product Details

UPC:
00043396292291
Studio:
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Subject:
Powell, Julie
Credits:
Ephron, Nora
Credits:
Streep, Meryl
Credits:
Adams, Amy
Subject:
Drama
Subject:
Child, Julia
Subject:
Mastering the Art of French Cooking
Subject:
Cookery
Subject:
Spouses
Subject:
Film and video adaptations
Subject:
Prud'homme, Alex
Subject:
Biographical films.
Subject:
Comedy
Publication Date:
2009-12-08
Binding:
DVD
Rating:
PG13
Language:
English
DVD Features:
Color, Widescreen
Region:
US and Canada

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Product details pages Sony Pictures Home Entertainment - English 00043396292291 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Julie and Julia is one of the gentlest, most charming American movies of the past decade."
"Review" by , "It's a light and entertaining treat, with winning performances, sharp writing and some happy surprises."
"Synopsis" by , Julia Child's life with her husband in Paris is intertwined with the life of thirty-year-old Queens resident Julie Powell who decides to cook every recipe in Child's book Mastering the art of French cooking over the course of one year.
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