Junebug (2005) (C)
"Two big thumbs up! A fantastic piece of work!"
Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper.
Rising stars Amy Adams (The Wedding Date) and Ben McKenzie (TV's The O.C.) light up the screen in this award-winning comedy about love, family, ambition, and the choices that come with each.
Worldly gallery owner Madeleine (Embeth Davidtz) and her husband (Alessandro Nivola) travel to North Carolina, where she hopes to woo a brilliant, but eccentric, folk painter.
During this Southern journey, Madeleine also meets her new in-laws: George's skeptical mother, Peg (Celia Weston), his silent and withdrawn father, Eugene (Scott Wilson); and his surly brother, Johnny (McKenzie).
The only welcoming member of the family is Johnny's affectionate, enthusiastic, and extremely pregnant wife, Ashley (Adams).
Struggling to balance church socials with delicate business negotiations, Madeleine finds that she must choose what matters to her most.
Junebug is the powerful, funny gem that critics are hailing as "one of the best pictures of the year! (Andrew Sarris, The New York Observer).) -- (C) Sony Pictures Classic, 2005, USA.
Starring Amy Adams, Embeth Davidtz, Ben McKenzie, Alessandro Nivola, Frank Hoyt Taylor, Celia Weston, Scott Wilson.
Directed by Phil Morrison.
Winner of Special Jury Prize For Acting (Amy Adams), Sundance Film Festival.
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