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
As of 2018, this is the only film in which Amy Adams gives the only Oscar nominated performance. In her next four Oscar nominated performances, there were at least two other nominations in the acting categories for each film. 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 »
Do we judge the "other". May we ? Can there be a objective impression of a family so drawn into closeness that is almost breathtaking? If we judge it is not the director's fault. He just rolls the camera and let us think we are watching a run of the mill family in NC. Do we recognize the drama? Is there a drama ? What will we call it? If we judge family life it is drawn from our own experience; or what we have seen from others friends etc. Let me end with saying that reality is often not what it seems to be. But by understanding we are able to come a bit closer to the vicissitudes of life.
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