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Junebug Reviews

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October 6, 2018
It could have been an exercise in "let's mock the provincials..." But the writer and the director (Angus McLachlan, Phil Morrison) are both from North Carolina, so each side in this meeting of opposites is both humanised and demonised.
September 11, 2017
You can call Junebug an unwanted, but much needed homecoming, mostly celebrated by the hearty welcome of George's sister-in-law Ashley Johnsten, played by Amy Adams.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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
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
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
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
September 1, 2009
Amy Adams is simply magical, guileless and throbbing, sunniness fraught with desperation
April 29, 2009
A wonderful bittersweet dramedy that deserves to be seen.
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.
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
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
March 1, 2007
Not since...My Cousin Vinny has there been a more charming class-clash comedy-drama than Junebug.
December 30, 2006
[Adams is] a knockout and makes the film, despite its shortcomings, deeply pleasurable.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 10, 2006
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Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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.
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
March 22, 2006
Delicately avoids Hollywood's typical condescending caricatures of those who dwell below the Mason-Dixon line.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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
January 30, 2006
...the honesty with which [the film has] been imbued is generally difficult to resist.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 26, 2006
The movie cuts deep with its realistic portrayals of human strengths, weaknesses, and relational dynamics.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
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