Release date:October 15, 2004
Studio:Sony Pictures Classics
MPAA Rating:R (for some sexuality)
Starring:Annette Bening, Jeremy Irons, Shaun Evans, Michael Gambon, Bruce Greenwood, Juliet Stevenson, Lucy Punch, Rosemary Harris
"Being Julia" is a delicious tale of amorous folly and revenge set in the world of the London stage in the late 1930's. Based on the novel Theatre by W. Somerset Maugham, it is the story of reigning diva Julia Lambert whose success and fame grow suddenly wearisome. She falls head over heels for a young American, Tom, and begins a passionate May - December affair. When she realizes that Tom is just a young social climber whose real passion is ambitious young starlet Avice Crichton, Julia begins to plot a delightful revenge. A "Dangerous Liaisons" set in the glittering world of London theatre, "Being Julia" is at once playful, sexy and viciously satisfying.