Junebug (2005)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  16 September 2005 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
David Kuhn ...
Alicia Van Couvering ...
Scout who stays outside
Scout who goes in
Bill Mooney, scout
David Wark
Norman Venable at Replacements, Ltd.
Lucille, the neighbor
Sissy, David Wark's sister


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 Johny 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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

16 September 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Gundelj  »

Box Office


$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$2,678,010 (USA) (2 December 2005)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Filmed in 21 days See more »


In the hospital room, something that appears to be a saucer under the water pitcher appears and disappears between shots over George's shoulder. See more »


Peg: Be quiet Eugene, nobody's listening to you.
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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 »


Referenced in Be Kind Rewind (2008) See more »


Schöne Ida
Composed by Alois Strohmayer
Performed by Ensemble Bella Musica de Vienne
Courtesy of Harmonia Mundi
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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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