Weaving together the stories of American cook Julia Child (an astonishing Meryl Streep) and New York blogger Julie Powell, this is about two interesting women finding themselves through cooking. Julie Powell cooks her way through Child’s book of 500-plus recipes, giving herself a year to complete her challenge. She’s living the book, and Child, in her part of the film (where we get to see Streep and husband Stanley Tucci living life to the full in Paris) is writing the book.
This film is shot in such a delicious way (honestly, this is food porn in the extreme) that it just demands HD. Sony’s Blu-ray release is perfection.
Julie & Julia (2009), directed by Nora Ephron, is released on blu-ray and DVD in the UK by Sony Pictures, Certificate 12.