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Overall A-

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.

Violence B+
Sexual Content B-
Profanity D+
Substance Use C

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for brief strong language and some sensuality.

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Julie & Julia

How does Julie feel in the company of her Cobb Salad friends? How does food become the basis of social gatherings in this film?

How does finding a passion give direction to these women’s life?

Ina Garten, host of the Food Network show Barefoot Contessa, shares a recipe for her own version of Beef Bourguignon.

This movie is based on two books: Julie & Julia: My Year Of Cooking Dangerously by Julie Powell and My Life In France by Julia Child and Alex Prud’Homme.

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