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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. »


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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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

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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