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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.

Director:

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

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Embeth Davidtz ... Madeleine
David Kuhn David Kuhn ... Auctioneer
Alessandro Nivola ... George
Alicia Van Couvering 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 Beth Bostic ... Lucille, the neighbor
Joanne Pankow ... 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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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 September 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Junebug See more »

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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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Ashley's monologue about cheerleading and meerkats was used for Amy Adams' audition. The scene was also later used on the talk-show circuit when Adams was promoting the film. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

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 »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

String Quartet in G Major, Op. 54/1
Allegro moderato by Franz Joseph Haydn (as Franz Joseph Haydn)
Performed by the Kodaly Quartet
Courtesy of Naxos of America
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Fascinating Study in Family Relationships
23 December 2008 | by misha25See all my reviews

For me this film contains the intensity of a symphony written for a chamber music ensemble. The rhythm of a a film combines long silences with vast cinematic shots.

Embeth Davidtz projects a cool big-city sophistication paired with the upper-class British accent. Could one be more of an outsider? The artist David Walk( played by Frank Hoyt Taylor)is a superb portrait of a half-insane fruitcake who changes art dealers over a basket of fruit.... Celia Wilson shines as a quiet and intense bitch-of-a-mother-in-law. And of course Amy Adams is radiantly beautiful in her naiveté. Her performance in the hospital scene is breathtaking.

Even though the problems in family relationships is far from being a new subject, Phil Morrison was able to look at it from yet a new angle.


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