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A dealer in "outsider" art travels from Chicago to North Carolina to meet her new in-laws, challenging the equilibrium of this middle class Southern home.

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David Kuhn ...
Auctioneer
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George
Alicia Van Couvering ...
Bernadette
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Scout who stays outside
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Scout who goes in
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Bill Mooney, scout
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David Wark
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Eugene
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Peg
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Norman Venable at Replacements, Ltd.
Beth Bostic ...
Lucille, the neighbor
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Sissy, David Wark's sister
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Successful Carolinian George Johnsten meets Chicago art gallery owner Madeleine at an electoral benefit art auction- love at first sight. Madeleine decides to meet a Southern original artist, so George seizes the opportunity to come along and present her to his North Carolina parents Eugene and Peg, drop-out brother Johhny and his high-pregnant wife Ashley. Confronting the outsider soon opens a can of worms as emotions revive or emerge, like admiration and jealousy. Written by KGF Vissers

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Rated R for sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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22 February 2006 (Belgium)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$74,739 (USA) (5 August 2005)

Gross:

$2,678,010 (USA) (2 December 2005)
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In the scene where Ashley (Amy Adams) does her sit up exercises, director Phil Morrison used a split screen, combining the performance of a real pregnant woman with Adams's head. See more »

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When the couple is returning to Chicago they pass a road sign that says "King 6, Winston-Salem 15, Lexington 40". This would be heading south, not north. See more »

Quotes

Peg: [after they realize Ashley was ready to give birth] Where are you going?
Eugene: Bring the car upfront.
Peg: Don't just stand there go get the car!
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String Quartet No. 66 in G Major, Op. 77/1
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Wonderful, beautiful, funny, touching
28 April 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

What a wonderful, beautiful, funny and touching movie! Being FROM North Carolina, I found this movie to be a sincere and poetic depiction of deep South culture. Many who view this movie will walk away with differing and varying views of the underlying story. Yet at its core Junebug is a simple look at two different cultures, how they collide and then after a period of understanding and self-realization, there is so much to learn about each other, (and their significant others)! I highly recommend this movie to all who have the opportunity to see it! As an aside, the writing and casting was perfect matched, but it all came together with the skillful direction of Mr. Morrison...shall I say Oscar? I for one can not wait for his next film.


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