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For the Love of Film...

Welcome to my review website. I love movies, and here’s the place I talk about them. You’ll find my ratings, on a scale of zero to five stars, in all of my posts. For each film, I’ve written either a full critique, which is a longer piece; a compact review, which is usually just a paragraph; or a quick take, which is only a sentence or two. I also post articles about the world of cinema on my film blog.

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Julie & Julia

Julie & Julia

In the thoroughly enjoyable Julie & Julia, Meryl Streep does a phenomenal job as Julia Child, and Amy Adams continues her string of fine performances, this time as a woman inspired by the famous chef. Stanley Tucci is also solid as the husband of Julia, though Chris Messina falters as Julie’s spouse. While the writing and direction fall flat from time to time, the two leads shoulder on, doing the heavy lifting. Recommended.

*** (out of *****)

©2018 David R. George III


2009 • 1 HOUR, 58 MINUTES
COLUMBIA PICTURES • EASY THERE TIGER PRODUCTIONS • SCOTT RUDIN PRODUCTIONS

STARRING
• 
MERYL STREEPAMY ADAMS

ALSO STARRING
• 
STANLEY TUCCICHRIS MESSINALINDA EMOND

WRITTEN BY
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NORA EPHRON (SCREENPLAY)
• 
JULIE POWELL (BASED ON THE BOOK JULIE & JULIA BY)
• 
JULIA CHILD WITH ALEX PRUD’HOMME (BASED ON THE BOOK MY LIFE IN FRANCE BY)

DIRECTED BY
• 
NORA EPHRON

2009 ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATIONS (1)
• BEST ACTRESS: MERYL STREEP (LOST TO
SANDRA BULLOCK FOR THE BLIND SIDE)

 

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