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Junebug (2005)

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

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Madeleine
David Kuhn ... Auctioneer
... George
Alicia Van Couvering ... Bernadette
... Scout who stays outside
... Scout who goes in
... Bill Mooney, scout
... David Wark
... Eugene
... Johnny
... Peg
... Ashley
... Norman Venable at Replacements, Ltd.
Beth Bostic ... Lucille, the neighbor
... 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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Release Date:

16 September 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Gundelj  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$74,739, 7 August 2005, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,678,691, 8 December 2005

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,399,228
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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

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

Quotes

[In the background]
Madeleine: So, when is this due?
Johnny Johnsten: *Any fucking time now.*
Madeleine: No, I meant the paper.
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Connections

References An Unseen Enemy (1912) See more »

Soundtracks

Concerto for Mandolin and Orchestra
Allegro by Antonio Vivaldi
Arranged by Forrest Patten
Published by ZFC Music (ASCAP), One Music Library (ASCAP)
Courtesy of FirstCom Music, a unit of Zomba Enterprises, Inc.
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Astoundingly free from clichés and types
13 August 2005 | by See all my reviews

What struck me most about this (amazing)movie was the characters' well-roundedness. George's family and residents of NC are completely believable, fleshed-out, and never just types. Having lived in the piedmont of NC for 11 years (and now living in Chicago) I felt like I was transplanted back with George and Madeleine. The Southern characters' rural way of life was balanced with complexity and the capacity for reflection.

As for the urban characters, they were just as whole and did not fall into urban stereotypes of being hard or snooty. More importantly, Madeleine was not condescending, but as a very well-traveled person would, she understood that they were real people despite their differences.

The humanity of all the characters does not seem careful or imposed (which could have resulted in a bland, politically-correct love-fest); the characters have a great deal of energy between them as they encounter differences and deal with them.


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