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Julie Powell is stuck. She is almost 30, living in Queens, New York, and working in a cubicle. But she decides to take her worst quality, cooking, and put it to the test. She decides to spend one year cooking all 524 recipes from the cookbook of famous Julia Child and blog about her experiences along the way.
Comedy - This is a comedy-drama aimed at female moviegoers, primarily older
ones. This is not a straight-up biography of Julia Child, as her
life story is only half of the film. Fans of stars Meryl Streep and
Amy Adams should be pleased. There is some mildly suggestive humor
and brief strong language.
PROFANITY: 1 F-word, 3 S-words, a few others. SEX/NUDITY: None. VIOLENCE: None. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Frequent alcohol and tobacco. ACTION: None. COMEDY: Comic banter and lines; some suggestive humor; some physical gags.
OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
Based on a theater exit polling of 229 moviegoers:
TEENS:Three-quarters of the females loved it. Most of the remaining quarter rated it average with just a few rating it below average. Easily recommended!
TWENTYSOMETHINGS: The three males thought it was GREAT! The female reviews are also GREAT! Only a few rated it as low as "Good/Average."
ADULTS:FANTASTIC REVIEWS from the females. Nearly all of them absolutely loved "Julie & Julia." For this type of movie, the male reviews are very high. Nearly all of them enjoyed it very much. Only a small percentage rated it somewhat low.
Before Ina, before Rachael, before Emeril, there was Julia, the woman who forever changed the way America cooks. But in 1948, Julia Child (Meryl Streep) was just an American woman living in France. Her husband's job has brought them to Paris, and with her indefatigable spirit, she yearned for something to do.
Fifty years later, Julie Powell (Amy Adams) is stuck. Pushing 30, living in Queens and working in a cubicle as her friends achieve stunning successes, she seizes on a seemingly insane plan to focus her energies. Julie decides to spend exactly a year cooking all 524 recipes in Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking (which Child co-wrote with Louise Bertholle and Simone Beck) – and write a blog about her experiences.