Julie Johnson

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Julie Johnson
Julie Johnson FilmPoster.jpeg
DVD artwork
Directed by Bob Gosse
Produced by Ray Angelic
Written by Wendy Hammond
Bob Gosse
Starring Lili Taylor
Courtney Love
Spalding Gray
Noah Emmerich
Mischa Barton
Music by Angelo Badalamenti
Liz Phair
Cinematography David M. Dunlap
Edited by David Leonard
Shooting Gallery
here! TV
Distributed by CinemaVault Releasing
Release date
  • January 26, 2001 (2001-01-26)
Running time
93 min.
Country United States
Language English

Julie Johnson is a 2001 independent American drama film directed by Bob Gosse, and starring Lili Taylor, Courtney Love, and Mischa Barton. Written by Gosse and Wendy Hammond, the plot focuses on a New Jersey housewife (Taylor) who, after separating from her husband, falls in love with her wayward friend (Love) and begins a relationship with her. The film features an original score by Angelo Badalamenti as well as a soundtrack by Liz Phair.

Julie Johnson debuted at the Sundance Film Festival and was shown at several film festivals worldwide between 2001 and 2004, later appearing on the here TV network as part of their films series. Courtney Love won the award for Outstanding Actress in a Feature Film for her performance from Los Angeles' Outfest in 2001.[1]


Julie Johnson is a bored New Jersey housewife who is unhappy with her life and decides to take a computer class at a local college. When her husband finds out and is unsupportive and verbally abusive, she decides that enough is enough and the couple separate. Inspired, her friend Claire leaves her husband, and, having nowhere to go, moves in with Julie and her son and daughter. Living together, Julie and Claire develop a relationship that is more than just a friendship. Problems arise when Julie, immersed in studies, makes new, scholarly, cultured friends and Claire doesn't mesh well with them.



  1. ^ "Julie Johnson: Awards". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2013-06-15. 

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