Julie & Julia

Director Nora Ephron

Producers Amy Robinson, Laurence Mark, Nora Ephron, Eric Steel

Production companies Easy There Tiger Productions, Scott Rudin Productions

US distribution Sony Pictures

International distribution Sony Pictures Releasing International

US release date August 7

Worldwide gross $128.1m to December 13

Best picture chances

A feelgood film for the adult crowd, Julie & Julia saw Nora Ephron back in the box-office spotlight after a string of duds. Telling the story of Julia Child and her first experiences with French cooking was a risk that paid off, and Ephron and her star Meryl Streep had a rousing thumbs up for their interpretation of the US icon. Julie & Julia has been nominated for a Golden Globe for best picture (comedy or musical).

What Screen said

“In this whimsical effort by Ephron, Streep largely nails Child’s distinctive physical attributes and eccentric, if naot downright campy, mannerisms. Julie & Julia is a good-natured film which will be best savoured by US kitchen goddesses, Streep and Ephron fans, skewing female and older.”

Fionnuala Halligan