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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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Why Is Julie & Julia Rated PG-13?


During the day, Julie’s job includes taking phone calls from victims of the 911 tragedy who rehearse their emotional and physical problems. There is a brief discussion of a suicide. A man is subjected to a governmental investigation and accused of homosexuality. A couple argues. The script includes brief sexual innuendo and the use of double entendres. Married couples engage in passionate kissing and implied sexual activity. A woman is show from the back wearing only underwear. Artwork features a nearly nude woman. Frequent smoking is shown during the period pieces of the film. Social drinking, sometimes to relieve stress, is portrayed throughout the movie. The script contains infrequent but strong profanities including one use of a sexual expletive, scatological slang and vulgarities.

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