Meryl Streep delivers a superb performance as culinary icon Julia Child in this quirky seriocomedy that chronicles her time in Paris in the mid-20th century. Paralleling Child's story is that of modern-day New Yorker Julie Powell (Amy Adams), who prepared all 524 of Child's cookbook recipes over the course of a year and then wrote a blog about it. With Stanley Tucci, Chris Messina, Jane Lynch. Based on Powell's memoir and Child's autobiography; directed by Nora Ephron. 123 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, DVS Dolby Digital 5.1, French Dolby Digital 5.1; Subtitles: English, French; featurette; audio commentary.