Meryl Streep and Amy Adams at 'Julie & Julia' premiere

Meryl Streep and Amy Adams at 'Julie & Julia' premiere (Wire Image)

The cooking expertise of the late Julia Child had a resurgence in popularity thanks to director-screenwriter Nora Ephron's comedy, which merges two stories in recalling the legend of Child (played brilliantly, as usual, by Meryl Streep) and its influence on a modern blogger ( Amy Adams) who aims to re-create all the recipes in Child's book "Mastering the Art of French Cooking."

Some of the film's top pleasures come from Streep's reunion with "The Devil Wears Prada" co-star Stanley Tucci, cast as Child's diplomat husband. DVD extras: "making-of" documentary; audio commentary by Ephron. *** (PG-13: AS, P) (Also on Blu-ray)

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