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Julie & Julia

Julie & Julia mixes together the true stories of two women: While living in France, an unknown Julia Child (Meryl Streep) decides to add spice to her bland life by going to cooking school. And, Julie Powell (Amy Adams), who feels like her life is a flop, comes up with the half-baked idea of blogging about trying to make all 536 recipes in Julia Child's famous cookbook. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: A-
Violence: B+
Sexual Content: B-
Language: D+
Drugs/Alcohol: C
Run Time: 121
Theater Release: 07 Aug 2009
Video Release: 08 Dec 2009
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Things heat up in the kitchen when a highly disciplined executive chef suddenly finds a new sous-chef working beside her in No Reservations. A teen girl hopes that a sophisticated restaurateur is The Perfect Man to fall in love with her cake-decorating mother and bring stability to their household. Actors Meryl Streep and Stanley Tucci also work together in the movie The Devil Wears Prada.

Home Video Extra Features

Release Date: 8 December 2009

Julie & Julia on DVD includes:

- Commentary with writer/director Nora Ephron

- Featurette: Secret Ingredients: Creating Julie & Julia (behind the scenes with Meryl Streep & Amy Adams)

Julie & Julia on Blu-ray includes:

- Commentary with writer/director Nora Ephron

- Featurette: Secret Ingredients: Creating Julie & Julia (behind the scenes with Meryl Streep & Amy Adams), Family & Friends Remember Julia Child (chronicles her public life, other published works, and television shows) and Julia’s Kitchen (tour Julia’s kitchen , which is now part of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History).

- Cooking Lessons: Poaching Eggs (Julia Child & Jacques Pépin), Making Hollandaise Sauce (Julia Child & Jacques Pépin), Scrambled Eggs (Mark Peel), Braised Beef Shortribs (Suzanne Goin) and Butter Poached Maine Lobster (Steven Lewandowski & Drew Nieporent).

- movieIQ: Julia’s Recipe Collector

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