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Julie & Julia

In this dual biopic, Julia Child's story as a 1950s cookbook author is intertwined with blogger Julie Powell's 2002 bid to cook all 524 recipes in Child's debut book in a year.

In this comedic dual biopic, Julia Child's story as a 1950s cookbook author is intertwined with blogger Julie Powell's 2002 attempt to cook all 524 recipes from Child's debut book in one year.

Julia Child became a national celebrity when her debut cookbook Mastering the Art of French Cooking brought French cuisine to American housewives in the 50s. Later, in 2002, aspiring New York writer Julie Powell decides to cook all 524 recipes in 365 days and write a blog charting her efforts. Her obsession certainly tests the patience of her husband, but her determination to complete the mammoth challenge remains solid, with all culinary triumphs and kitchen disasters committed to the web along the way.

1 hour, 56 minutes

Last on

Sun 5 Feb 2017 00:25

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • Talking Heads

    Psycho Killer

  • Erik Satie

    Poudre D'Or

  • Charles Aznavour

    Mes Emmerdes

  • Jeremiah Clarke

    Prince of Denmark's March

  • Django Reinhardt

    Minor Swing

    Composer: Stéphane Grappelli. Performer: 8½ Souvenirs.
  • Sammy Cahn

    Time After Time

    Composer: Jule Styne.
  • Mark Noseworthy

    Stop the Train

    Composer: Tay Strathairn. Performer: Henry Wolfe.
  • Frank Loesser

    A Bushel and a Peck

    Performer: Doris Day.
  • Sammy Cahn

    Time After Time

    Composer: Jule Styne. Performer: Margaret Whiting.
  • 00:38

    Talking Heads

    Psycho Killer

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Meryl Streep was nominated in the Best Actress category at the 2010 Academy Awards for her role in Julia & Julia.

Watch a clip from the film on the BBC News website

Credits

Role Contributor
Julia Child Meryl Streep
Julie Powell Amy Adams
Paul Child Stanley Tucci
Eric Powell Chris Messina
Simone Beck Linda Emond
Louisette Bertholle Helen Carey
Sarah Mary Lynn Rajskub
Dorothy McWilliams Jane Lynch
Madame Brassart Joan Juliet Buck
Cassie Vanessa Ferlito
Irma Rombauer Frances Sternhagen
Director Nora Ephron
Writer Nora Ephron
Author Julie Powell
Author Julia Child
Author Alex Prud'homme

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