She was enjoyable in her exuberant, hammy turn as Julia Child in "Julie & Julia" (2009), transforming Julia Child into a human Big Bird. But Stanley Tucci is the one who made her success possible. (He was also a super foil for her in "The Devil Wears Prada.") As Julia's diplomat husband, Paul, he responded to her with such beautifully inflected ardor that some of his marital passion rubbed off on you. Tucci's simmering reality kept Streep from floating off into the ether like a runaway Thanksgiving Day balloon. By the end, I didn't love her, but I was awfully fond of her.