Julia Childs (Meryl Streep), and her adoring husband Paul (Stanley Tucci), are a happy well to do couple living in Europe. Though they are very happy together, Julia is looking for her niche and after struggling in a man's world of French chefs, she refuses to give up eventually becoming famous as she cooks her creations in from of a television audience.
Decades later, Julie Powell (Amy Adams), and her husband Eric (Chris Messina), have just moved into a tiny new apartment. Julie is restless and finds that baking brings her happiness as she settles into the new space. After sitting down with a copy of a cookbook by Julia Childs, she decides not only their names are similar but with both their passion for cooking, they might be more alike then she knew. Julie makes a commitment to bake everything in the Julia's cookbook in the course of a year. As she cooks her way to satisfaction and write religiously on her blog, she too struggles with her obsessions, paralleling her idol.
Nominated for 1 Oscar, Awards include:
2009 - Boston Society of Film Critics - Best Actress
2009 - New York Film Critics Circle - Best Actress
2009 - Hollywood Foreign Press Association - Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Sony Pictures Releasing
Director: Nora Ephron
Writer: Nora Ephron
Producers: Amy Robinson, Nora Ephron, Eric Steel