Being Julia details
|Starring:||Juliet Stevenson, Jeremy Irons, Bruce Greenwood, Miriam Margolyes, Annette Bening|
|Directors:||István Szabó, Istvan Szabo, Istvan Szabo|
|Studio:||COLUMBIA TRI-STAR HOME VIDEO|
|Run time:||1 hour 40 minutes|
|Rental release:||10 Dec 2007|
|Main languages:||English, English Audio Description|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English|
By Tom Charity from LOVEFiLM
Set in the 1930s, Being Julia studies the fiery relationships between a group of actors...
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You won't get boredBy a customer from uk , 07 Mar 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]You don't have to be a fan of Annette Bening (or Jeremy Irons) to enjoy this high-spirited tale of theatrical life - or rather, Julia Lambert's life, to be specific.
Based on a novella by my one of my all-time favorite authors, W. Somerset Maugham, Being Julia is sort of like All About Eve, except not as stage-y. It's a period piece, taking place in England in the '30s, where burnt-out Diva Extraordinaire Julia Lambert is moaning and groaning about her tedious, boring life to anyone who will listen, including her weathered and weary husband (Irons, drolly pipe-puffing his way through the film as only he could). She meets a young, handsome, American fan/opportunist (Shaun Evans, highly effective) and together they rekindle Julia's lust for life.
This is just the first half hour - it gets better and more and more outrageous (and of course more FUN) as it goes on. Needless to say, you won't be bored; in fact, I left the theater smiling and shaking my head.
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Being a jolly good film.By The KnightWatcher (629 reviews) from Gloucestershire , 23 Oct 2012I recommend this film. Set in London theatre land in the 1930s it is about the lives and love lives of the cast behind the scenes and in particular the relationship between the leading lady and an upwardly mobile American boy half her age. The cast is superb and in particular Annette Bening is outstanding. The film itself is often produced like a stage play. There are several parrallel strands to the story but this adds interest and it is easy to follow. It is an enjoyable watch .
Luvvy nostalgiaBy Oldbloke (349 reviews) from Sidmouth , 12 Sep 2010Exhausted stage diva in a passionless marriage gets a new lease of life by having an affair with a ambitious but penniless young American. When his attention turns to a younger model, she plots a delicious and dramatic response. The central affair makes no sense at all and the younger cast members are poor, but for the most part this is a handsome and witty comedy and there's much to enjoy. Benning has a ball, as does Michael Gambon as her ghostly mentor. Fun with a small f.
A very nice changeBy arrancat (10 reviews) from Coventry , 20 Nov 2009This is a great film about life and the everyday struggles that everyone faces no matter how rich or famous. Even more impressive to think of the era it was set in. A fantastic cast, well acted, and a really nice storyline that focuses on relationships rather than budget breaking special effects.
Being JuliaBy a customer from Crewkerne , 18 Jun 2009Great cast, great acting but so so so disappointed - to the point of being bored. Why did these highly regarded actors take this dull, tedious story on? Did they not read the script?
good to watch chose to see itBy a customer from London , 01 May 2009good to watch chose to see it