Julie & Julia

Julie & Julia (2009)

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New today Factual error: Julia's part of the story is set in 2002/2003, but in her workplace, the computers shown came out in 2006.

Factual error: Julia Child's address on the envelope that she received from publishing company Alfred A Knopf contains a zip code. The envelope contains a letter informing Julia that Knopf wanted to publish her cookbook. That first cookbook, Mastering the Art of French Cooking, was first published in 1961. The US Post Office didn't initiate zip codes until 1963.

Factual error: The story starts out in September 2002 and ends in 2003. Julie receives a call about Julia Child's 90th birthday in 2003. She would have been 91, born 15 Aug 1912.

Continuity mistake: The special mortar that Julia's husband gives her doesn't look the same as the one Julie sees in the kitchen display. It's indicated that it's the same one.


Other mistake: Just before Julie gets a message from her mother on her blog, we see Julie typing, but she never hits the space bar.


Other mistake: In Meryl Streep's simulation of Julia Child's famous potato pancake flipping fiasco, the stove isn't turned on. In the original Julia Child "French Chef" program, copious amounts of steam and sizzle were emanating from the skillet.

Michael Albert

Other mistake: Meryl is renowned for her accents. But in this film, her accent comes and goes, for example, when she's sitting for her second exam for cordon bleu, her accent is gone completely.


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