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2009: The year in movies

By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 28, 2009

 

9. Julie & Julia
Here's something I never thought I'd write: Nora Ephron has made one of the best movies of the year. It's kind of like The Hours with food and without suicides. Julie Powell (Amy Adams) decides to write a blog about preparing all the recipes in Julia Child's Mastering the Art of FrenchCooking. Intercut with this is the life of Child (Meryl Streep) as she moves into a Paris apartment in 1949 with her husband (Stanley Tucci) and decides to make the most of a woman's place in the kitchen and write a cookbook. Streep transcends parody with her portrayal while demonstrating Child's basic cooking lesson: be creative what you have and don't wory about what you haven't.

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