Junebug Reviews

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June 5, 2019
An observant, literate slice of Southern life.
October 7, 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 12, 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.
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 nave but well-meaning, heavily pregnant sister-in-law captures this perfectly
September 23, 2010
At every moment when "Junebug" could choose dramatic clich, even with Ashley's pregnancy, it's beautifully subtle. A poetic, graceful tale about the comforts and oddities of returning home to family.
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
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.
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.
September 10, 2006
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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.
May 6, 2006
April 22, 2006
Um filme que exige ser visto mais de uma vez, no mnimo para que possamos ter o prazer de rever atuaes to ricas em detalhes.
March 22, 2006
Delicately avoids Hollywood's typical condescending caricatures of those who dwell below the Mason-Dixon line.
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.
February 25, 2006
February 18, 2006
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