Junebug (2005)

Junebug (2005)

Released: 2005
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Genre
Director: Phil Morrison
Starring: David Kuhn, Alessandro Nivola, Embeth Davidtz, ,
Run time: 106 min
IMDb: 7/10
Country: USA
Views: 105879


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
KGF Vissers
User Reviews: In some ways, poor southerners are the chavs of America: the one social group whom it’s politically acceptable to mock. And at first, ‘Junebug’, a film about a newly (and quickly) married Chicago girl visiting her new husband’s southern parents, appears to be just another opportunity to laugh at the southerners, although (inexeplicably) his half-witted family appear anything but poor. In fact, the movie is soon pointing fingers in both directions, and developing into a fairly subtle and complex movie about the nature of love and family; but it’s foundation remains problematic and clich├ęd ground, however sensitively the movie builds on it. One might see elements of Mike Leigh’s work in this film, transported of course to an American setting; but I generally find it easier to believe in Leigh’s dysfunctional families. Still, there’s a deceptive complexity to this work, even if that isn’t quite enough to make it good.

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