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Junebug

10 Ratings: 2.9
A movie directed by Phil Morrison

Junebugspotlights some big fat culture clashes--small town vs. city ways, art-world bohemian vs. church-going folk--yet social commentary never overwhelms a delightful, emotionally rich portrait of family life. When Madeleine (Embeth Davidtz,Schindler's … see full wiki

Director: Phil Morrison
Genre: Comedy
Release Date: August 3, 2005
MPAA Rating: R
7 reviews about Junebug
review by . May 01, 2010
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I know filmmakers have lowered their standards, but Junebug was perverted and insulting. Several scenes prominently feature odd uses of sex. Early on, a husband fingers his wife while he's driving. Ab artist in the film paints pictures of giant penises and castrated men with blood pouring out. On top of that, the movie makes all southerners out to be dumb, religious hicks. I'm not a southerner and don't care much for the south, but even I thought it went too far. I only wish I could get that 1.5 …
review by . January 02, 2009
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The story opens in Chicago, where ultra-chic gallery owner Madeline (Embeth Davidtz) has just discovered a primitive painter she wants to represent. She and her husband George (Alessandro Nivola) drive down to North Carolina to meet him and then stay with George's family who live nearby. In that house, Mom runs the show, Dad is invisible to everyone, and son Johnny is mad at the world in general and at his very pregnant wife Ashley (Amy Adams) in particular.     This slice-of-life …
review by . April 14, 2007
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Pros: Performances      Cons: Plot is weak      The Bottom Line: If you like the actors, watch it; otherwise don't.      Plot Details: This opinion reveals major details about the movie''s plot.      Junebug is a tinkertoy movie. The director, Phil Morrison, had a pile of tinkertoys. He put them together, then ran the credits.      George Johnston (Alessandro Nivola) is the prodigal son. …
review by . February 15, 2007
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Whether we choose to admit it or not, but places are incredibly powerful in helping to create the type of people we are and the type of people we become. Places can attach so deeply to a person that a person who would be far more successful in life living in a different environment never achieves that success because they have become so attached to a place. On the other time some places disturb people so much that they are able to pull away from the attachments and leave. The power of place is augmented …
review by . September 05, 2006
Everyone's been invited to a weekend at a friends house or spent a couple day's outside their own "world" I would think. This movie seems to attempt to capture that strange realm when you're at the mercy of the people and lives around you. It does this primarily through the eye's of a newly married, well traveled, socially confident and successful woman traveling 1000 miles south for work and also to meet her new husbands Methodist family.     The film is sometimes quirky, sometimes …
review by . May 25, 2006
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"Junebug" is a tender and quirky tale of two lovers who meet in Chicago at an art exhibition, fall in love, and marry. Madelaine (Embeth Davidtz) is the cosmopolitan art dealer; George (Alessandro Nivola) is a passionate Southerner. They head to North Carolina for one of her art deals and for a visit to his family. They are a disfunctional family, including his louse of a brother, Johnny (Ben Mackenzie) and his colorful wife, Ashley (Amy Adams), who is soon expecting. The father is withdrawn, and …
review by . January 24, 2006
With astonishing grace and insight first time director Phil Morrison brings newcomer writer Angus MacLachlan's script JUNEBUG to quiet realization and the result is one of the more subtle and fine cinematic accomplishments of the past year. The study of a fractured family unit and the manner in which each disparate member functions may have been told before ('In the Bedroom' comes first to mind), but rarely has the polarity of atmospheres between the family of origin and the prodigal son been so …
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