Who Is Julia? (1986)

TV Movie   |  TV-PG   |    |  Drama, Sci-Fi


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Two young womens lives are changed forever in one moment. A strikingly beautiful and wealthy woman is hit by a truck and is all smashed up and nearly killed. At nearly the same time, a very... See full summary »


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  • Mare Winningham in Who Is Julia? (1986)
  • Who Is Julia? (1986)
  • Who Is Julia? (1986)
  • Who Is Julia? (1986)
  • Mare Winningham in Who Is Julia? (1986)

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11 March 2010 | pmitsi-1
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| Body transplant, not brain transplant
A very good TV movie. I watched it as a kit and I didn't even remember that Mare Winninhgam was the protagonist.

I was really touched by the notion that what we are is not our appearance, but our character, memories and thoughts (our brain). People often refer to the operation that took place in this film as a "brain transplant". That is not correct. The doctors did a BODY transplant to Julia! Since the "plain Jane" character dies in the first minutes of the film and Julia's body is nearly destroyed, the doctors transfered the brain (i.e. Julia) to the healthy body of plain Jane. That is, they gave a new body to Julia, not a new brain to plain Jane.

The second meaning of the film is that appearance CAN affect character, and thus the person. After Julia wakes up in a new body, she sees people reacting differently to her and thus starts to change herself also.

So, the title "Who is Julia", emphasizes both the fact that Julia is "now" the plain looking woman instead of the attractive one, AND the fact that she is not actually the same character after the body transplant.

So, who is Julia? None actually.

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Release Date:

26 October 1986

Language

English


Country of Origin

USA

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