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Junebug Reviews

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Jason Best
Movie Talk
April 26, 2011
Morrison and MacLachlan mine the clash of cultures for comedy, but there's an undertow of sadness to their film - and Adams's touching performance as George's naïve but well-meaning, heavily pregnant sister-in-law captures this perfectly
Nick Rogers
September 23, 2010
At every moment when "Junebug" could choose dramatic cliché, even with Ashley's pregnancy, it's beautifully subtle. A poetic, graceful tale about the comforts and oddities of returning home to family.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Jay Antani
Cinema Writer
August 17, 2010
The humor here is expectedly quirky but it feels earned thanks to writer MacLachlan and director Morrison's honestly rendered observations of family and small-town life
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Gabe Leibowitz
Film and Felt
September 26, 2009
Junebug annoyed me while in the theater, and annoys me even more as I write about it.
Full Review | Original Score: 26/100
Fernando F. Croce
September 1, 2009
Amy Adams is simply magical, guileless and throbbing, sunniness fraught with desperation
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
A wonderful bittersweet dramedy that deserves to be seen.
Top Critic
Mark Bourne
November 30, 2007
...one of many reasons to love Junebug is how often it offers us spaces to fill in ourselves, the faith it shows in handing us small puzzles -- Eugene's hand-carved bird, for instance -- to chuckle over or think on afterward.
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer
September 12, 2007
From dinner-table silences, to nuances of Baptist vocabulary, to 'colorful' displays of Southern imagination, these people are three-dimensional and compelling.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Kam Williams
Upstage Magazine
May 28, 2007
To get a good idea of what to expect, think Hee Haw presented as a Shakespearean melodrama.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Harry Haun
Film Journal International
March 1, 2007
Not since...My Cousin Vinny has there been a more charming class-clash comedy-drama than Junebug.
Peter Calder
New Zealand Herald
December 30, 2006
[Adams is] a knockout and makes the film, despite its shortcomings, deeply pleasurable.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
September 10, 2006
click to read review [Greek]
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
June 21, 2006
An arthouse Meet The Parents, Junebug explores the same territory with greater subtlety and complexity, and more chuckles and quiet smiles, instead of big comedy routines.
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
April 22, 2006
Um filme que exige ser visto mais de uma vez, no mínimo para que possamos ter o prazer de rever atuações tão ricas em detalhes.
| Original Score: 5/5
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
March 22, 2006
Delicately avoids Hollywood's typical condescending caricatures of those who dwell below the Mason-Dixon line.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Matthew Turner
March 9, 2006
There's a constant tension in the air, as if the characters could make catastrophic decisions at any moment but the film consistently surprises you by upturning the expected cliches.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
January 30, 2006
...the honesty with which [the film has] been imbued is generally difficult to resist.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies
January 26, 2006
The movie cuts deep with its realistic portrayals of human strengths, weaknesses, and relational dynamics.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine
January 21, 2006
Junebug is the older, wiser sibling of home-for-the-holidays family melodramas like Pieces of April.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Scott Weinberg
DVD Clinic
January 17, 2006
On paper, Junebug might sound like something you've already seen a dozen times. But movies aren't made on paper, silly.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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