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Julie & Julia (7-Aug-2009)

Director: Nora Ephron

Writer: Nora Ephron

Based on a book: Julie & Julia by Julie Powell

Keywords: Drama, Comedy, Cooking

Semi-biographical piece mixes details of Julia Child's early career with a New York City blogger's project to cook the recipes in the famous chef's first book.

Julie Powell, a writer working at the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation call center in the contentious aftermath of September 11, decides to spend her time away from work cooking every recipe in Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking in a year, documenting her progress in an online blog. Julie's endeavor and unlikely rise to minor celebrity after the New York Times runs a story on her blog is juxtaposed with an account of Child's career leading up to the publication of her first book, covering her relationship with her husband, time spent as an American in post-war France, and initial difficulty finding a publisher.

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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Amy Adams
20-Aug-1974   Junebug
Linda Emond
22-May-1959   Julie & Julia
Vanessa Ferlito
28-Dec-1980   Det. Aiden Burn on CSI: NY
Jane Lynch
14-Jul-1960   Cheerleading coach on Glee
Mary Kay Place
23-Sep-1947   Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman
Mary Lynn Rajskub
22-Jun-1971   Chloe O'Brian on 24
Frances Sternhagen
13-Jan-1930   Misery
Meryl Streep
22-Jun-1949   The Deer Hunter
Stanley Tucci
11-Jan-1960   Joe Gould's Secret
Casey Wilson
24-Oct-1980   Penny Hartz on Happy Endings


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