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Junebug (2005)

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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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 21 wins & 27 nominations. See more awards »

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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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Bobby Tisdale ...
Norman Venable at Replacements, Ltd.
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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 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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16 September 2005 (USA)  »

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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Embeth Davidtz was chosen as a replacement at the 11th hour and arrived on set the day before principal photography began. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Ashley: [to Johnny after he throws a tantrum about not being to work the VCR] God loves you just the way you are, but He loves you too much to let you stay that way.
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.89 (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Gratzer Galop
Composed by Franz Schubert
Performed by The Boskovsky Ensemble
Courtesy of Vanguard Classics, a division of Artemis Classics, LLC
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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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