Streep plays Julia Child in this biographical drama from Nora Ephron. As Julie Powell challenges herself to cook all the recipes in Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking, we see her struggle interspersed with Child’s rise to cooking stardom. Co-starring Amy Adams and Stanley Tucci.
There was a whole kitchen set up at the studio and I practiced my cooking there. I could justify it because it was part of my job. I’ve been cooking roast chicken for 30 years but I’d been doing it wrong, and Julia Child has a recipe that is absolutely foolproof. It’s the difference between doing it pretty well and doing it great.