Junebug

Junebug

DVD - 2006
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In an attempt to woo an artist to her gallery, art dealer Madeline and her husband go to North Carolina. While she tries to seal the deal, her husband introduces her to his family. Madeline's presence reveals family tensions and resentment.
Publisher: [Culver City, Calif.] : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2006]
Edition: Widescreen.
Copyright Date: ©2006
ISBN: 9781404991422
1404991425
Branch Call Number: JUN
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 106 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.

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jeffi22
Jul 22, 2017

Eh. Super slow with a few funny/dark comedy parts but no plot. tried to rely on character development but I wasn't feeling it. Did not experience same movie that others are giving great reviews...

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missy2
Oct 10, 2012

Really liked this movie.
All the characters come across very natural. The acting and direction are top notch. Slow pacing mirrors the gradual development of the important relationship between place and character. This film is like peeking through the curtains of a family's kitchen window and learning all their foibles and challenges. A few needless sexual scenes (seems films NEED this these days??) but the majority of the film is an exploration of the emotional side of human relationships. Amy Adams, as usual, is brilliant, and shines as the optimistic young expectant mother.

btmslt Sep 27, 2012

Not the best, not the worst film. It is only mildly entertaining.

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jnewday
Jan 15, 2012

What defines family? Here a group of disconnected people slide in and out of roles both framed by family responsibilities and expectations and beyond that strict mold.

The new wife of the much loved star oldest son is a break with the traditional views and values of this small town group. She arrives with her own priorities, connected to her career as a gallery owner.

Amy Adams is the star of this ensemble, she is a bubbly charmer, always embracing the possibilities and that includes a bounty of welcome for her new sister-in-law.

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DavidB
Dec 07, 2011

Avant Garde

nadian Aug 10, 2009

Junebug is a classic "independent" film; odd, confusing at times, lacking the traditional Hollywood style and far deeper emotionally than traditional films from America. This was supposed to be the film that shot off Amy Adams's career, and rightly so; she delivers spectacular highs and lows. My only qualm with this film was the fact that it took a while to really get going and left a few things unanswered.

alleycat Jun 19, 2008

Another wonderful independent American film. Highly recommended.

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Cabby2
Jun 01, 2008

I don't understand why this was nominated for an Academy award for best actress

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nadian Aug 10, 2009

Sexual Content: Few scenes of explicit sexual content.

nadian Aug 10, 2009

Coarse Language: Adult language used at times.

nadian Aug 10, 2009

Violence: One scene of minor violence.

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nadian Aug 10, 2009

nadian thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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missy2
Oct 10, 2012

"God loves you just the way you are; but He loves you too much to let you stay that way."

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