• Publication date: January 1, 2011

What happens when an actress falls for a liar? Being Julia: Passion, Obsession, Revenge!

Set in the late 1930s, this movie is about the sorrows and joys of art. As she enters her early 40s, London�s famous theater actress Julia Lambert starts having a nervous breakdown. She still rules the West End, but is growing too old for ingenuous parts.

  • Publication date: January 1, 2011

What happens when an actress falls for a liar? Being Julia: Passion, Obsession, Revenge!

Set in the late 1930s, this movie is about the sorrows and joys of art. As she enters her early 40s, London�s famous theater actress Julia Lambert starts having a nervous breakdown. She still rules the West End, but is growing too old for ingenuous parts.

When Tom Fennell, an ambitious young man half her age, comes into her life, a clandestine love affair begins.

However, matters turn upside down when she finds out that Tom is just a young social climber whose real passion is for ambitious young starlet Avice Crichton, with whom he has an affair and uses Julia to get a part for Avice in her new play. Accordingly, Julia begins to plot a delightful revenge.

The eternal question of "when am I acting and when am I myself?" has seldom been addressed as intelligently as it is here. Also, the movie was described as "a one-woman show". There are several notable actors in it, but it's the glorious Annette Bening who hoists this film on her mink-wrapped shoulders and makes it work.

Bening won Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy.

This movie is rated R for some sexuality.

Showing on: MBC MAX

Year: 2004

Runtime: 104 mins

Genre: Drama/Romance/Comedy

Starring:

Annette Bening

Jeremy Irons

Michael Gambon

Bruce Greenwood

Maury Chaykin

Miriam Margolyes

Juliet Stevenson

Shaun Evans

Lucy Punch

Directed by: Istv�n Szab�