JULIA brings to life the legendary cookbook author and television superstar who changed the way Americans think about food, television, and even about women. Using never-before-seen archival footage, personal photos, first-person narratives, and cutting-edge, mouth-watering food cinematography, the film traces Julia Child’s 12 year struggle to create and publish the revolutionary Mastering the Art of French Cooking (1961) which has sold more than 2.5 million copies to date, and her rapid ascent to become the country’s most unlikely television star. It’s the empowering story of a woman who found her purpose – and her fame – at 50, and took America along on the whole delicious journey.
USA, 2021, 95 minutes, Rated PG-13, Directed by Julie Cohen & Betsy West
“…a buoyant evocation of the life of Julia Child that's infused with uncommon intelligence and enhanced by voluptuous images of food.”– Joe Morgenstern, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
“Child was a broadly entertaining public personality, and the film is broadly entertaining in turn...”– Guy Lodge, VARIETY
“A delightful portrait that abides by its subject's desire to somehow turn household items into a grand meal.”– Stephen Saito, MOVEABLE FEST
“Expertly researched and compiled to educate and entertain in equal measure, the first two-thirds of Julia are impeccably drawn.”– Jared Mobarak, THE FILM STAGE
“In addition to being a lovingly crafted, moving tribute to a pioneer who broke down barriers for women, Julia is a paean to cooking as a joyous - and delicious - act of creation.”– Shaun Munro, FLICKERING MYTH
“This will hit the spot for viewers and possibly awards-bestowing bodies who hunger for stories of audacious, norm-shattering women.”– Leslie Felperin, HOLLYWOOD REPORTER