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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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Storyline

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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Comedy | Drama

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

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22 February 2006 (Belgium)  »

Also Known As:

Gundelj  »

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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Trivia

For the house in which most of the film takes place, two real houses in Winston-Salem were used, one for internal shots and another for external ones. Filming was simplified by the fact that the two houses were down the street from each other. The same house that was used for the external shots was also used for the basement/garage scenes. The exterior house also housed the makeup department. See more »

Goofs

In the hospital room, the folds in the pillowcase change. See more »

Quotes

Peg: [to Madeleine] You came all the way from Chicago to find a good artist?
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Crazy Credits

A list of 121 extras is included in the credits, although these credits are given separately from the cast list, after most of the crew credits have been shown. See more »

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Featured in 12th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2006) See more »

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Alsergrundler-Walzer
Composed by Alois Strohmayer
Performed by Thalia-Schrammeln Quartet
Courtesy of Naxos of America
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good films are like good poetry
10 October 2005 | by See all my reviews

Like good poetry, in Junebug I believe the viewers are invited to bring their own lives and experience to the back story, the subtext. The ambiguity of family and the intricacies of relationships in this film encourage the movie goer to rethink the confused and sometimes absurd moments we experience while finding ways to fit in- or not. I thought the film was very funny at times-not cheap funny- but the goofy, oops, hoof-in-mouth moments when we try too hard or miss the cues. (The look on Madeline's face in the screwdriver conversation!) This movie left so much to think about. That is film as art- when the conversation with it continues in our heads.


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