I don't understand all the Nora Ephron bashing, as led by Nikki Finke.
"Julie and Julia" was a wonderful pean to two women finding their place in the world.
The saddest note is that Julia's pain about not having a child is never assuaged by the appearance of her true spiritual daughter. I wonder why she did not accept the tribute Julie offered her. Was she too old or was she in fact unconscious of the fact that this was her spiritual daughter? In the end, this is what gave the movie its pathos. I also wonder if Nikki's dislike of Nora has deeper meaning. But hey, this is Hollywood. We thrive off vitriol.