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Junebug Reviews

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January 20, 2014
Uno de los primeros proyectos de Amy Adams, Junebug es una historia muy del tipo de cine americano independiente, donde un joven empresario americano trae a su elegante novia a la realidad de su infancia, la aburrida vida de pueblo gringa. Todo bajo el pretexto de buscar a un artista para una galería de arte. El choque de realidades es lo que marca la trama, donde se enfrenta pasada y presente. Recomendable, de todas formas.
January 17, 2014
Amy Adams is phenomenal.
January 6, 2014
Adams shines in this film.
December 13, 2013
Amy Adams is a treasure.
November 18, 2013
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½ November 4, 2013
at first I didn't think I would like it, but the very insightful character studies drew me in. Wow, talk about worlds colliding. and the subtlety with which the director leads the viewer, especially around developing understanding of relationships, is well done.
November 2, 2013
The movie that introduced Amy Adams to the world...amazing, amazing performance.
½ September 30, 2013
amy adams' shines in this heartfelt melodrama.
Super Reviewer
September 3, 2013
There are many lovely things about this indie darling from screenwriter Angus MacLachlan and director Phil Morrison, and many little things that make it the obviously trying too hard quirky film everyone thinks it is. These little things amount to very little, as previously stated. It's mostly details, including the strange artist living in the middle of nowhere, painting slightly racist, obviously crazy paintings, and the strange and yet overt religious overtones. The anachronistic feeling of the film is lent to the setting for the film which is in the very rustic, Bible thumping South, complete with characters that are stuck in the past as well. Besides the family looking backwards to find their convictions, they're also far from the keen eye of outsiders. A family, (Wilson and Weston as the parents) seemingly separated from people outside of their community, await the birth of a new baby while lamenting the lost life of their son. He is married to his high school sweetheart, and remains repressed thanks to his own despair towards his own life. His brother, George, (Nivola) marries an extreme outsider, who does love the man, but resembles someone else entirely from themselves. The person who steals the entire show remains Amy Adams, and it's in the first couple of seconds onscreen that you understand why she was nominated for an Academy Award. The character of Ashley is bubbly, always trying too hard, and always wants the best for the future. Though her circumstances are inevitably going to get worse when her baby arrives, she believes that it will bring her and her husband together once more. It's definitely an actor's movie, and though Adams does steal the show, every single person in this film comes off genuine and interesting. Embeth Davidtz, who plays the main character, Madeleine, is very engaging if flawed, but she is also playing someone who is seemingly soft-hearted. It has some problems overall, but it's definitely worth watching, and it is strangely entertaining to see a family collapse without a leader.
August 29, 2013
To describe Amy Adam's character Ashley as a firecracker would be a great injustice. She is C4 wrapped around a stick of dynamite, and she was robbed of the Oscar in 2005.
½ August 29, 2013
Amy Adams deserved the Oscar. End of story.
½ August 18, 2013
8/16/13 Amy Adams IS this film. Without her character, I don't think there would be enough there. Her character is funny as well as being very endearing in her naivety. I think that this film will have much more powerful if you have had a child (especially recently). So the story probably had more impact for me. It is mainly a character portrait, so don't expect too much to happen, but this is inconsequential considering that the story and characters are good enough to carry the film.
July 22, 2013
Be careful, Junebug is a heartbreaker. Terrific performance from Amy Adams
July 17, 2013
Amy Adams is so into this character that you can live with this family through her eyes! Supporting cast with equally convincing roles and the carefully paced flow of this movie only shows the complexity of how they are!
½ July 7, 2013
Very slow, quiet, drawn out, and ... boring.
Super Reviewer
June 23, 2013
An urbanite couple returns to the South to visit one's family and pursue an artist.
There are aspects of the South that this film captures that I've rarely seen expressed so clearly and accurately on film. The odd inferiority complex, which is the most prominent and elusive, the commitment to religion, the familial devotion, the silent father, the nosey neighbor, the verdant landscape, the meddling mother, the racist, loyal Confederate artist -- all of it is here and expressed in all its honorable integrity and ridiculousness. The film is an achievement on the level of Faulkner in this way, but it obviously lacks in others.
Amy Adams's break-through performance is the film's highlight, and Adams is both charming and annoying. Her work embodies the film's embrasure of contradictions, which is why she fits so well with the rest of the strong ensemble.
I think the film didn't fully get at the root of the family's dysfunction, as Super Reviewer Alice Shen pointed out, but I also think the film was caught betwixt and between on whether or not to judge these characters.
Overall, Junebug is a fantastic addition to film's attempt to capture the South.
½ June 23, 2013
Amy Adams is simply magical, guileless and throbbing
June 13, 2013
I Don't Like Amy Adams.
½ June 11, 2013
I need more Amy Adams. lol
May 30, 2013
Disfrutable. La actuación de Amy Adams es increíble. Ella se roba el show en esta cinta. La historia no tiene una línea clara, pero muestra de una forma sencilla pero autentica las relaciones de una familia. Donde siempre hay alguien quien es quien mantiene unida a la familia, sin ese alguien, la familia simplemente tomarí­a cada uno su rumbo y ya no estarían juntos, incluso aunque ese alguien no sea por línea sanguí­nea miembro directo de la familia. Ashely, el personaje de Amy Adams juega ese rol, aunque ella misma no se dá cuenta. La película toca varios temas de familia, la visita de familiares que hace mucho no están, la inclusión de nuevos familiares debido a un matrimonio y un embarazo, la rivalidad de hermanos, etc... Es una cinta lenta y no es para el espectador casual, solo alguien realmente metido en cine la apreciaría. La recomiendo mucho si son fans como yo de Amy Adams, disfrutarán cada minuto de su tiempo en pantalla.
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