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Julia Will Thrill Foodies and Documentary Fans

Everyone knows the name, Julia Childs. The larger-than-life chef we grew up watching on television, seen parodied on Saturday Night Live and who inspired a foodie movement in younger generations. But other than who we saw on television and of course rumors about her life, what do fans really know?

Foodies and documentary lovers rejoice, there’s a documentary that will not only give you the dish on Julia Childs coming to theaters – but may inspire you to get back in the kitchen. Sony Picture Classics is releasing Julia this week. A film that not only uses clips from the classic shows we loved watching, and taught many people to cook, but also images and clips fans may not have seen, tied together with interviews with the people who knew her best.

Julia brings together everything fans are going to love, images and personal videos, anecdotal stories that help give viewers a better understanding of just who Julia Childs was as a person, not just a television personality. Does the movie address Julia’s time as a spy and working for the CIA? Yes, it clarifies it for one final time and will give fans the real answer to put rumors to rest – one last time. But it does more than that, it gives fans the answers they’ve wanted, facts – not just the conspiracy theories that fuel the internet.

There’s no denying that Julia Childs was a woman ahead of her time. Someone who broke down barriers for women, for budding chefs, and who showed that age doesn’t need to define a person. Her mark on the culinary world is huge, and Julia gives a closer look at just all the boundaries she broke down for so many people.

No, the documentary doesn’t just focus on food and Julia’s love for cooking and career. It takes you through her whole career, her philanthropic work, and the causes that meant the most to her. It gives a well-rounded view of her life, the downfalls and parts that show her humanity, and how she was as ever-evolving as we all are.

Julia will be showing in select theaters and will be a must-see documentary for fans and foodies alike. There’s no doubt that Julia Childs had a positive impact on the food industry, and this movie will have you smiling through the whole film.

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About Julia:

Julia (2021) Movie Review

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.

Directed by Julie Cohen and Betsy West.
(SONY PICTURES CLASSICS)
This film is rated PG-13.

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