Julia

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7.51 h 34 min2021UHDPG-13
The story of legendary cookbook author and TV superstar Julia Child, who conquered the male-dominated culinary world and revolutionized the way we think about food, chefs and pop culture.
Directors
Betsy WestJulie Cohen
Starring
José AndrésPaul BogaardsAndré Cointreau
Genres
Documentary
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English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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4.7 out of 5 stars

608 global ratings

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TugsterReviewed in the United States on December 25, 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
Bad Video Quality
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If I would have gotten the whole video, this would have been great. Halfway through the video it started from the beginning so you aren’t getting the whole video. For the the price charged, it shouldn’t have this issue. If I could give it 0 stars, I would.
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Gina CarusoReviewed in the United States on May 1, 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
An incredibly, beautiful, poignant documentary - Julia is an ambassador for joy in America
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I have watched everything about Julia Child - the movie, the HBO series, and now this excellent documentary. I grew up with her on television, my mother bought first editions of her book, I made her dishes for the French Club in high school in 1976, and have given her cookbook as a housewarming or wedding gift to numerous friends. The more I learn about her, the more I adore her love for others; her strong sense of herself without being an egomaniac; the way she didn't take herself too seriously was expressed by her sparkling sense of humor, but she also didn't allow others to intimidate her. She knew that bringing French cuisine into American kitchens, she was an ambassador of joy to our country; she helped us to develop an open heart and pleasure for eating - and made it fun. One of the things I admire about this documentary is how Julia says over and over again that you don't have to be perfect; you'll make mistakes; it's no fun being uptight; and yet she put so much time and attention into getting it right for us, so we could be transported by food. Her compassion, love, and kindness for others, and her complete love for her partner Paul were constant. She was devoted to all that mattered to her. Viva La Julia!
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Brenda L IbarraReviewed in the United States on February 28, 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great documentary
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Anyone who likes Julia Child will like this documentary. There's an old PBS documentary that is excellent but it leaves some of the details out. Course, a lot of the details in the PBS doc were not included in this one. I loved it anyway. The only thing I didn't care for was the speed in which the segments of letters Paul and Julia and others wrote were presented. I actually ended up having no choice but to pause it every time they showed a snippet of a letter so that I could actually read it. Otherwise I really did like it very much. Between the two docs you get a pretty good idea of who Julia was and I loved Julia. On the Sunday mornings we didn't go to church (often) I would always watch her show. It was either that or televangelist and Julia always won out!! I didn't fully appreciate her and her brilliance until I was working at PBS in my very early 30's and putting her show on the air. I bought her cookbook and found Julia again. I love, LOVE the movie Julie and Julia!! I'm definitely a fan, obviously, so I would recommend watching this. I think you'll enjoy it.
lorimartowReviewed in the United States on February 12, 2022
3.0 out of 5 stars
OK
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It was OK. Not great but it was good background sound. Definitely not worth paying for on top of the prime membership fees.
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BigReaderReviewed in the United States on May 10, 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
Wonderful documentary
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There was (and still is) something about Julia Child that makes me very happy. It's not just that she showed us all how to cook. It's also that she is ebullient about life and isn't afraid to make mistakes. It's amazing that she grew into such a person after a very conventional, privileged upbringing and with such a rigid father. This documentary adds more texture to the biographies of her (Dearie is my personal fav), the Meryl Streep/Stan Tucci movie, and the recent outstanding limited series on HBO simply called "Julia". I'm ready for the next offering to further explore this infectious woman of the world!
TinwoodsReviewed in the United States on April 17, 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
If you're a Baby Boomer...
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... this is required viewing if you have any desire to be transported back, if only for a couple of hours, to that magical time when some friendly, giant of a woman with an amusingly lyrical voice turned regular food into the kind of mouth watering works of art even a child could appreciate.
HeleneReviewed in the United States on May 2, 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
Enjoyed it immensely
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I learned so much about her and her life. The love story between Julia and her husband brought me to tears. Love, Friendship an Food. What more could you want.
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msshoptawReviewed in the United States on April 9, 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
Nice Documentary
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Have been watching several historical fiction shows on Julia Child and was interested in learning more about her husband and the start of her TV show. Good interviews with people who knew her and were there as well as beautiful photos and historical footage.
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