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'Julie & Julia': Cooking For Twonew

The delightful Julie & Julia is full of things often thought to be near-impossible in Hollywood movies.
Eugene Weekly  |  Molly Templeton  |  09-11-2009  |  Reviews

In 'Julie & Julia', Two Biopics Boil Down to Half-Greatnessnew

There's half of a great movie in Julie & Julia -- but since Meryl Streep has already starred in one titled Julia, perhaps it was merely necessary to tack on the "Julie" half to distinguish Nora Ephron's butter-basted effort from its Lillian Hellman's mayonnaise-covered predecessor.
Dallas Observer  |  Robert Wilonsky  |  08-10-2009  |  Reviews

Making a Compelling Film is Not Julia Child's Playnew

A Talking Heads song gives this pedestrian, snobbish film a couple minutes of genuine art - and fun. Julie & Julia doesn’t match the delights of sensual/aesthetic food movies ... it merely dramatizes Julia Child and Julie Powell's contrasting routes to media success.
New York Press  |  Armond White  |  08-06-2009  |  Reviews

'Julie & Julia' Will Make Foodies Furiously Masturbatenew

More or less entirely delightful, Julie & Julia has a pretty foolproof formula: It's a movie based on a popular book that's based on a popular blog that, in turn, was inspired by America's most popular chef.
The Portland Mercury  |  Erik Henriksen  |  08-06-2009  |  Reviews

'Julie & Julia': Kiss the Cooknew

Meryl Streep is irresistible as Julia Child as is Nora Ephron's direction, but Amy Adams' Julie Powell is a dud – a mousy, grouchy irritant.
Austin Chronicle  |  Kimberley Jones  |  08-06-2009  |  Reviews

Jules of the Food Worldnew

Nora Ephron’s new film, Julie & Julia, starring Meryl Streep as Julia Child and Amy Adams as her modern-day acolyte Julie Powell, follows the parallel stories of these two real-life cooks. It’s a big, gorgeously decorated, bittersweet confection of a film, one that makes up for much of the lumpy, sugary dreck that Ephron’s been concocting for the past decade or so.
Willamette Week  |  Kelly Clarke  |  08-05-2009  |  Reviews

When You Hate Your Necknew

Apparently the thing to do is focus on your navel.
Chicago Reader  |  S.L. Wisenberg  |  10-09-2006  |  Nonfiction


This letdown film chronicles the featherweight sparring/foreplay of two characters any sensible adult would be hard-pressed to care about.
Orlando Weekly  |  Steve Schneider  |  07-14-2005  |  Reviews

Dumb Blondenew

Nicole Kidman and the rest of the cast seem horribly lost in Bewitched.
Tucson Weekly  |  James DiGiovanna  |  06-30-2005  |  Reviews

Witchy Womannew

Again Nicole Kidman goes for another nose-centric role, yet Nora Ephron's very meta remake of the old TV show still misfires.
Austin Chronicle  |  Kimberley Jones  |  06-24-2005  |  Reviews

Bewitched Wastes Its Ironic Premise With Romantic Clichésnew

On the big screen, TV plots feel at once thin and overinflated. Yet Hollywood keeps making them.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Curt Holman  |  06-23-2005  |  Reviews

Hex Crimes

Not content to make another terrible romantic comedy or another terrible based-on-TV-show movie, the Ephrons create the ro-meta-ntic comedy; disaster ensues.
Columbus Alive  |  J. Caleb Mozzocco  |  06-23-2005  |  Reviews

This One Should Be Burned at the Stakenew

A film reviewer is possessed by a force of sheer evil: Will Ferrell in Bewitched.
Dig Boston  |  David Wildman  |  06-22-2005  |  Movies

Bothered and Bewildered

Why bury Will Ferrell’s comic brilliance just so the movie can be called Bewitched?
Salt Lake City Weekly  |  Scott Renshaw  |  06-17-2005  |  Reviews

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