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Junebug -- 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.
Junebug -- 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.
Junebug -- 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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Angus MacLachlan (written by)
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22 February 2006 (Belgium) See more »
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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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Nominated for Oscar. Another 19 wins & 12 nominations See more »
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A Prodigal Son Has More Baggage At Home Than He Brings With Him See more (183 total) »

Cast

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Embeth Davidtz ... Madeleine
David Kuhn ... Auctioneer

Alessandro Nivola ... George
Alicia Van Couvering ... Bernadette

Jerry Minor ... Scout who stays outside

Matt Besser ... Scout who goes in

Will Oldham ... Bill Mooney, scout

Frank Hoyt Taylor ... David Wark

Scott Wilson ... Eugene

Ben McKenzie ... Johnny

Celia Weston ... Peg

Amy Adams ... Ashley

Bobby Tisdale ... Norman Venable at Replacements, Ltd.
Beth Bostic ... Lucille, the neighbor

Joanne Pankow ... Sissy, David Wark's sister

R. Keith Harris ... Bud, young pastor
Kevin Harlow Jasper ... Hollerin' Man
Dan McLamb ... Hollerin' Man
Jeffrey Dean Foster ... Gallery Assistant
Laura Lashley ... Gallery Assistant
Chuck Russell ... Chuck at Replacements Ltd.
Tarra Jolly ... Tarra Jolly at Replacements, Ltd.

Jill Wagner ... Millicent, friend at shower
Amy Barefoot ... Kitty, friend at shower
Jamie Castlebury ... Woman at Shower

Carrie Daniel ... Bonnie, friend at shower
John A. Van Couvering ... Meerkat Expert

Caitlin Van Hecke ... Emily, pastor's wife
Gregory Wagoner ... Young Singer at church
John Eddie McGee ... Older Singer at church
Teresa Fowler ... Nurse #1
Victoria Houston Jackson ... Nurse #2
Annette Beatty ... Dr. Beatty / Extra
Katherine Foster ... Pregnant Patient
Tanya Allen ... Extra
Marvin Alomia ... Extra
Heidi Andrew ... Extra
Kristin Antolino ... Extra
James Austin ... Extra
Geneva Avarett-Short ... Extra
Timothy Bane ... Extra
Regina Barrett ... Extra
Rick Benfield ... Extra
Angela Booker ... Extra
Andrew Brehm ... Extra
Brenda W. Brewer ... Extra

Warren Bright ... Extra
Vickie Caldell ... Extra
Heather Calhan ... Extra
Anna Campbell ... Extra
David Campbell ... Extra
Candice Carter ... Extra
Brooks Carter ... Extra
Sherri Carter ... Extra
Jamie Castebury ... Extra
Peg Cochran ... Extra
Charmaine Clark ... Extra
Kathy Clark ... Extra
Mary Clark ... Extra
Candy Cotton ... Extra
Natalie Dilley ... Extra
Ursula Dilley ... Extra
Myrna Doernberg ... Extra
Timothy Duncan ... Extra
Sierra Dunham ... Extra
Linda Dunlap ... Extra
Uthman I. Ebrahim ... Extra
Linda Eiler ... Extra
Christina Evans ... Extra
Lindsey Gilbert ... Extra
William Guertin ... Extra

Robert Harris ... Extra
Sarah Frances Hartley ... Extra
Jeremy Hembree ... Extra
Elizabeth Herrin ... Extra
Lily Herrin ... Extra
Mick Herrin ... Extra
Barry Hester ... Extra
Martha Holland ... Extra
Lanesha Houston ... Extra
Shanesha Houston ... Extra
James H. James III ... Extra
Jeremy Shane Johnson ... Extra (as Jeremy Johnson)
Temple Jolly ... Extra
Mary Kenney ... Extra
Rekha Kohli ... Extra
Jan Krebs ... Extra
Elien Lee ... Extra
Sharon Lewis ... Extra
David Liskotiu ... Extra
Sherika Little ... Extra
Jacob Loafman ... Extra
Jamie Loafman ... Extra
Katherine Loafman ... Extra
Elisabeth Logsina ... Extra
Elizabeth Lopina ... Extra
Whitney Lloyd ... Extra
Andrew Mabe ... Extra
Jime Mackenzie ... Extra
Laurie MacKenzie ... Extra
Keeley MacKenzie ... Extra
Megan Mackenzie ... Extra
Cameron Mackenzie ... Extra
Carolina Margarella ... Extra
Kathleen Marshall ... Extra
Laura Marshall ... Extra
Lee McKusick ... Extra
Beatrice Miller ... Extra
Sandra Miseuheimer ... Extra
Kathryn Mobely ... Extra
Blaise Morrissey ... Extra
Margaret Morrissey ... Extra
Donna Overcash ... Extra
William Cliff-Oxford ... Extra
Claudia Paden ... Extra

Richard Patterson ... Extra
Tom Patterson ... Extra
Art Perper ... Extra
Caley Perper ... Extra
Sharon Perper ... Extra
Bonnie Phillips ... Extra
Dave Powell ... Extra
Donna Christine Reavis ... Extra
Mary Reavis ... Extra
Mary Pat Reavis ... Extra

Konisa Rhone ... Extra
Suzanne Ribisl ... Extra
Karen Robertson ... Extra
Kendra Smith ... Extra
Kay W. Snow ... Extra
Eddie Steele ... Extra
Aalayna Stroud ... Extra
Patrick Sullivan ... Extra
Gregory Szmurlo ... Extra
Latiza Tatum ... Extra
Arzaia Thomas ... Extra
Carolyn Thomas ... Extra
Hope Vaught ... Extra
Edward Venard ... Extra
Elida Vinesett ... Extra
Gregg Vogelsmeier ... Extra
Zack Wagner ... Extra
Ralf Walters ... Extra (as Ralph Walters)
Brittany Ward ... Extra
Sean Watson ... Extra
Becki West ... Extra
Grace West ... Extra
Evelyn Wetzel ... Extra
Laura Ashley Whited ... Extra
Thomas Whited ... Extra
Jill Winslow ... Extra
Emily Wright ... Extra

Becky Young ... Extra
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Daniel Williard ... George's Friend in Church (uncredited)
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Directed by
Phil Morrison 
 
Writing credits
Angus MacLachlan (written by)

Produced by
Mark P. Clein .... executive producer
Mindy Goldberg .... producer
Ethan D. Leder .... executive producer
Daniel Rappaport .... executive producer
Mike S. Ryan .... producer
Bryan Thomas .... line producer
Dany Wolf .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Yo La Tengo 
 
Cinematography by
Peter Donahue 
 
Film Editing by
Joe Klotz  (as Jospeh Klotz)
 
Casting by
Mark Bennett 
 
Production Design by
David Doernberg 
 
Set Decoration by
Sara Parks 
 
Costume Design by
Danielle Kays 
 
Makeup Department
Julie Delaney .... hair stylist
Herita Jones .... additional makeup artist (as Herita R. Jones)
Jennifer McCollom .... hair assistant
Jennifer McCollom .... makeup assistant
Sandra S. Orsolyak .... makeup department head (as Sandra Orsolyak-Allen)
 
Production Management
Christopher Edwards .... post-production supervisor
Bryan Thomas .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michelle Keiser .... first assistant director
Jesse Nye .... second assistant director
Chip Signore .... first assistant director (as Stephan 'Chip' Signore)
Jane Chase Wells .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Jesse Cain .... leadman (as Jesse D. Cain)
Damon Chessé .... set dresser (as Damon cheese)
Christopher Edwards .... title sequence: end titles (as Chris Edwards)
Vandana Jain .... title sequence: end titles
Noel McCarthy .... property master
Kieran Walsh .... title sequence: main titles
Scott Zweizen .... property master: prep
 
Sound Department
Jeffree Bloomer .... sound mixer
Jeff Formosa .... dialogue editor
Jeremy Frindel .... foley editor
Mark Garcia .... foley engineer
Eric Milano .... adr editor
Kenneth Nigro .... sound assistant
Eric Offin .... supervising sound editor
Yatin Parkani .... pre-production assistant
Tom Paul .... sound re-recording mixer
Daniel Perlin .... sound effects editor
Anne Pope .... foley artist
John Sanders .... boom operator
Andrew Turner .... sound consultant: Dolby
Lothar Bellutta .... sound editor (uncredited)
Ricky Hayner .... sound assistant (uncredited)
Dino Herrmann .... adr mixer (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Brian Scott Benson .... digital effects artist
 
Stunts
Dale Girard .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Radium Cheung .... gaffer
Stephen Andrew Cook .... assistant camera: "b" camera (as Stephan A. Cook)
Nicole Danyluck Thompson .... assistant camera: "b" camera (as Nicole D. Thompson)
Gregg de Domenico .... second assistant camera (as Greg de Domenico)
Lynn Dodson .... best boy electric (as Thomas L. Dodson)
Anthony Hecanova .... first assistant camera (as Anthony Hechanova)
Geoff Herbert .... key grip
Robert Kirk .... still photographer: production stills
Jon Ladd .... electrician
Jefferson Loftfield .... camera operator: "b" camera
Hal McFeely .... additional grip
Harrison Palmer .... best boy grip (as Harrison M. Palmer)
Brian Powell .... electrician
Michael Proscia Jr. .... gaffer (as Michael Proscia Jr.)
Robert Ragozzine .... first assistant camera
John R. Sutton .... best boy grip (as John Sutton)
Caron A. Townsend .... electrician (as Caron Townsend)
Bob Williams .... additional grip
 
Casting Department
Craig Fincannon .... location casting
Lisa Mae Fincannon .... location casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Deborah Latham .... costume supervisor (as Deborah L. Binkley)
Janet Melody .... seamstress
 
Editorial Department
Christopher Cavanagh .... assistant editor
John Crowley .... digital intermediate colorist
Tim Farrell .... on-line editor
Cary H. Flaum .... post-production consultant (as Cary Flaum)
Jeff Huston .... scanning and film recording
Suzanne Raymond .... color timer
Matthew Reedy .... digital intermediate producer
Matthew Schneider .... digital intermediate engineer
Corey Stewart .... digital intermediate engineer
Franklin Vargas .... assistant digital colorist (as Frankie Vargas)
 
Music Department
Natalie Baartz .... music clearances
Martha Bassett .... music coordinator: church scenes
Christopher Edwards .... music clearances
Mark Garcia .... music editor
Georgia Hubley .... musician
Ira Kaplan .... musician
Amy Kimball .... musician: violin
James McNew .... musician
Anne Pope .... music score mixer
Margaret White .... musician: viola
Douglas Wieselman .... musician: clarinet (as Doug Wieselman)
Garo Yellin .... musician: cello
Yo La Tengo .... music arranger
Yo La Tengo .... score producer
 
Transportation Department
Jeffrey Long .... driver: honeywagon
Tom Moore .... transportation coordinator (as Thomas B. Moore)
 
Other crew
Mark L. Beigelman .... legal counsel
Steven Brady .... production intern
George Bunce .... 2K conform
Chris Burney .... production intern
Margaret Capossela .... production controller
Erin Carroll .... production assistant
Mary Chapman .... production secretary
Gracie Cirinna .... post-production accountant
Erin Connarn .... production intern
Andrea E. Crampe .... production intern (as Andrea Crampe)
Keith Cutler .... production intern
Emily Davis .... production accountant
Phil De Courcel .... production intern
Payton Dunham .... location manager
Jenny Elsinger .... production assistant
Lewis Fader .... security officer (as Louie Johnson)
Marci Flynt .... production intern
R. Matthew Fretz .... production intern
Melissa Frye .... craft service
Andy Gilbert .... chef
Eliza Hanson .... production assistant
Ricky Hayner .... production intern
Michael Huggins .... production intern
Brian Johnson .... dining room assistant
Jeremy Shane Johnson .... production intern
Jessica Jones .... production intern
Adrian E. Kennedy .... production intern (as Adrian Kennedy)
Jamie Kiser .... security officer
Jack Lucido .... location scout
Maggie Markie .... production intern (as Margaret Markie)
David Martin .... production intern
Erin McInnis .... production intern (as Erin L. McInnis)
Brian Melton .... production intern
Kate Miller .... production coordinator
Bobby Nieves .... assistant chef
Shawn Norris .... production intern
Sheila Paige .... script supervisor (as Sheila Page)
Kate Putnam .... production intern
Hollie M. Ralph .... assistant to producers
Kris Saintsing .... production intern
Adam D. Smith .... production intern
Amanda Smith .... production intern
Gene Michael Smith .... production intern
Jane Stegner .... production intern
Ryen W. Thomas .... production assistant
Alicia Van Couvering .... assistant to producer
Alicia Van Couvering .... assistant: Mr. Morrison
Monica-Tezla Solis Vega .... extras coordinator
Corey Walter .... location scout
Andy Wells .... assistant location manager
T. Michael Wickersham .... legal associate
Ann Wood .... paintings: David Wark
Michael Anthony .... intern (uncredited)
Rosa Garces .... post-production accounting clerk (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Macky Alston .... thanks
Jaclyn Brodsky .... thanks
Godfrey Cheshire .... thanks
Pamela Cole .... thanks
Ryan Conder .... thanks
Clare Crespo .... thanks
Vito DeCandia .... thanks
Warren Dern .... thanks
Vito DeSario .... special thanks
Myrna Doernberg .... special thanks
Mitch Easter .... thanks
Jean-Yves Escoffier .... thanks
Cary H. Flaum .... special thanks (as Cary Flaum)
Jeffrey Dean Foster .... thanks
Katherine Foster .... thanks
Michael Freeman .... special thanks
Sara Goodman .... thanks
Steve Hamilton .... thanks
Chuck Heath .... thanks
Susan Hootstein .... thanks
W. Mott Hupfel III .... thanks (as Mott Hopfel)
Lyle Hysen .... thanks
Sharon Jackson .... thanks (as Sharon Sheinwold)
Kim Johnson .... thanks
Phyllis Kind .... thanks
Blair Kohan .... special thanks (as Blair Belcher)
Jan Krebs .... special thanks
Bryan Kupko .... thanks (as Brian Kupko)
Eric Marshall .... thanks
Laura Marshall .... thanks
Mac McCaughan .... thanks
Ida McLachlan .... thanks
James C. McLachlan .... thanks
Lee Morrison .... thanks
Noah Myers .... thanks
Tom Patterson .... special thanks
John Pfiffner .... thanks
Lindsey Pollock .... thanks
Jeff Preiss .... special thanks
Peyton Reed .... thanks
Andrea Reusing .... thanks
Amy Beth Silver .... thanks (as Amy Silver)
Theodora Sparrow .... special thanks
Cary Tamarkin .... thanks
Venita Taylor .... thanks
David Vaccari .... thanks
John A. Van Couvering .... thanks
Gus Van Sant .... thanks
Joe Ventura .... thanks
Stacy Wall .... thanks
Ford Wheeler .... special thanks
Michelle Williams .... special thanks
Jon Wurster .... thanks
Vera Zolberg .... thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for sexual content and language
Runtime:
106 min
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Certification:
Australia:M | Brazil:14 | Canada:14A (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-15 | Germany:o.Al. | Ireland:15A | South Korea:18 | UK:15 | USA:R

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Alessandro Nivola missed the reference to his character singing a hymn when he read the script, and was unaware that he had to do so until a few days before his "singing scene" was scheduled to shoot. He only had a few days to rehearse, and his singing in the scene is recorded live, as the budget did not allow for it to be recorded on a sound stage.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Madeline is trying to convince David Wark to sign with her company, he takes his painting off her to get closer and to talk to her, the scene cuts to a shot over her shoulder where she is seen to still be holding the painting.See more »
Quotes:
Peg:[examining an antique baby spoon] I don't believe that can go in the dishwasher...See more »
Movie Connections:
References The Birth of a Nation (1915)See more »
Soundtrack:
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70 out of 96 people found the following review useful.
A Prodigal Son Has More Baggage At Home Than He Brings With Him, 13 August 2005
Author: noralee from Queens, NY

"Junebug" is a ruefully sweet, clear-eyed take on the going home genre that usually takes the form of prodigal child returning due to a funeral or serious illness with guilt hanging in the air until it ignites an explosion.

Instead, debut writer Angus MacLachlan has brought "George" home to North Carolina as a coincidence of his new wife's job and life has gone on without him and will continue when he's gone again.

Debut director Phil Morrison does a lovely job of visually establishing how each person in the family has staked out their physical space and roles within the family, even as sounds and light uncomfortably carry through the walls and beyond the rooms. I haven't seen every inch of a normal house used as a movie setting so intensively since "The Brothers McMullen," complete with blowing up an air mattress in the nursery.

Those scenes contrast with how different the family members are outside that house, such as the sullen, angry brother (Benjamin McKenzie) perking up comfortably with his fellow warehouse workers and "George" easily fitting back into a church service.

While the usual is to have the spouse's estranged family be colorfully ethnic or straight-laced WASP as a comic contrast, a la the "Meet the Fockers" mode, here they are complicated rural folk and are not condescended to, even as no good deed goes unpunished. Both sides receive their share of mockery and sympathy from the story; everyone's hypocrisy and humanity are revealed and at least two scenes bring tears to the eyes, one touching and the other sad.

While everyone is speaking English, the miscommunications abound, though it is a bit heavy-handed to have the English-bred wife coach the brother on "Huckleberry Finn," let alone her bizarre negotiations with a probably crazy local artist. Each either takes a comment too literally or misinterprets passive aggressive silences; what people don't say comes to be more important than what they do say, as even Amy Adams' wonderfully chatty character is warm-heartedly mature and caring.

The big, annoying weakness of the film, and keeps it from being a satisfying film, is the vague character of the prodigal son. While it seems that his older, folk art collecting wife probably lusted after him at first sight because he was the first cute straight guy who walked into her gallery (and I assume there is some significance that he buys the painting that doesn't make him happy), their quickie marriage seem to be based only on newlywed randiness, as everything seems to turn them on. Taking after his father busy woodworking away in the basement, he pretty much sloths out in the house or car, so it is confusing hypocrisy when he suddenly steps up to the plate in an emergency, accuses his wife of not putting family first and then bails on the follow up.

Alessandro Nivola well portrays a literal golden boy who is, of course, his mother's heart's delight and in her eyes can do no wrong (even he acknowledges that his new wife is bound to discover his faults), though people who have different positions in their families may interpret the sibling behaviors in different ways. But the film only shows us how people react to him and very little about him other than his casual sense of entitlement, though the mostly silent guy to guy communication is realistic.

Other than one superbly beautiful hymn sung by Nivola (he also sang well as rock star in "Laurel Canyon"), the soundtrack does not take the T. Bone Burnett traditional songs approach, but instead has a score by Hoboken, NJ's own Yo La Tengo that doesn't take sides between the country or the big city.

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