Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 76%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 71%
IMDb Rating 7.2 10 8,620


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Jane Fonda as Lillian
John Glover as Sammy
Meryl Streep as Anne Marie
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Reviewed by harrypaulson-111 10 / 10 / 10

Two Girls

Friendships and love. Memory and longing. A film that lets you dwell without forcing you to. The story, a true account, told by Lillian Hellman in "Pentimento" was debased by one of Hellman's fans that became her assistant. Imagine. Trying to destroy your mentor. Real or imaginary the story lived in Hellman's heart and mind. Fred Zinnemann created a world for the story to acquire a true human dimension. A triumph. Jane Fonda and Vanessa Redgrave are extraordinary as the inseparable childhood friends, Lilli and Julia. Jason Robards, is utterly wonderful as Dashiell Hammett. The film is also the first for Meryl Streep in a short, very short but memorable character. The script by Alvin Sargent, magnificent. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by danielledecolombie 10 / 10 / 10

Julia Forty Years Later

To rediscover Julia in 2017 is an absolute thrill. It was thrilling the first time round but, as it happens, nine times out of ten, thrills don't travel well. Here is the exception. Time, through Jane Fonda and Vanessa Redgrave has added an extra coat of guts and truth. They were magnificent then and they are magnificent now. As actresses, as women. The friendship of Lilli and Julia is a landmark of historical, artistic and human proportions. Fred Zinnemann, the director, clearly knew what he was dealing with, brilliantly. Julia also counts with the extraordinary Jason Robards as Dashiel Hammett and, my goodness, Meryl Streep! in a small but memorable part, making her film debut. I believe this is one of those rare films that will be relevant for ever.

Reviewed by FloatingOpera7 10 / 10 / 10

Jane Fonda's Greatest Role: Jane As Lillian Hellman

Julia (1977): Starring Jane Fonda, Vanessa Redgrave, Jason Robards, Maximilian Schell, Rosemary Murphy, Meryl Streep, Lisa Pelikan, Susan Jones, Cathleen Nesbitt, Hal Holbrook, Dora Doll, Elisabeth Mortensen, Mark Metcalf, Maurice Denham, Stefan Gryff, Molly Urquhart, Jacques David, Phillip Siegel, Anthony Carrick, Ann Quensberry, Jacqueline Staup, Hans Verner, Edmond Bernard, Christian De Tilliere, Francis Lemaire, Jacques Disses, Lambert Wilson, Dick Marr, Don Koll....Director Fred Zinnemann, Screenplay Alvin Sargent. Released in 1977, audiences who had read American playwright and screenwriter Lillian Hellman's autobiographical novel "Pentimento", were thrilled to watch this tale unfold with fine performances by Jane Fonda, Vanessa Redgrave and Jason Robards. Director Fred Zinneman (From Here To Eternity, The Nun's Story) recreates a time in Lillian Hellman's life with vivid intensity and powerful emotional impact. Jane Fonda as Lillian is possibly her greatest performance. She captures the spirit of the Louisiana-born playwright quite well and Hellman herself must have been impressed. Hellman was still alive at this time (born 1905 died 1984). Among Miss Hellman's finest works include "The Children's Hour", "The Little Foxes", "The North Star", "The Dark Angel" and "Toys In The Attick" . The film follows the life of Hellman and covers areas that are well-known, such as her long-term relationship with mystery writer Dashiel Hemmett, played by Jason Robards, her professional relationship with author Dorothy Parker (portrayed by Rosemary Murphy), and her love of the city of Paris. But the film focuses on her little-known relationship with a childhood friend Julia (Vanessa Redgrave in a magnificent performance). Julia studies medicine in Vienna but World War II breaks out. Julia becomes a socialist and political activist who zealously opposes Nazism and Fascism. She goes as far as to rescue the lives of Jews and other victims of Hitler's regime. As such, she is always in mortal danger. She maintains contact with Lillian through letters and eventually asks for her help on a mission. Lillian travels to Moscow via Berlin, the heart of danger at this time. Will Lillian reunite with Julia ? Will the mission be accomplished ? Will things ever be the same now that WWII has begun ? While the film is long, bittersweet and somewhat scary in its powerful account, it's a well-written film and Jane Fonda and Vanessa Redgrave, two noted stars, do their roles justice. Look for a brief cameo by Meryl Streep, not yet a big star, as Julia's care-free friend Ann Marie. Lillian Helman is finally vindicated in this fine tribute to her as Hollywood of the late 70's was far more forgiving and liberal than the old Hollywood of the 40's and 50's which had blacklisted Hellman as communist and kept her from writing plays or film scripts. With somewhat "stern" cinematography by veteran film-maker Douglas Slocombe and haunting music by Georges Delerue, this is an emotionally charged film that will move you and stir your soul. It's a beautiful, tragic tale of two friends, full of the power of human love.

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