Director: Norah Ephron Screenplay: Norah Ephron, Amy Adams Cast: Meryl Streep, Amy Adams, Stanley Tucci, Chris Messina Time: 110mins Age Restriction: PG
Julie & Julia is an inspiring film that illustrates the oft-spoken advice that you don’t achieve success by striving to be successful, but rather by working hard at your passions and what you believe in.
The incredibly gifted Meryl Streep plays Julia Child (in a Golden Globe-winning performance), America’s first female TV chef, before her rise to fame. She is matched by the delightful Amy Adams as Julie Powell, a 21st century call centre insurance clerk who begins a blog challenge to complete all 524 recipes in Julia Child’s celebrated cookbook, Mastering the Art of French Cooking.
The film follows these two women, Julia as she tries to occupy her time in Paris by learning to cook like the natives, and Julie as she gains confidence by setting and achieving her goal to finish the recipes in 365 days.
Julie & Julia is a wonderful feel-good film about two ordinary women achieving extraordinary success through the simple pursuit of their passions.