Junebug (2005)

PHIL MORRISON

Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB

USA, 2005.  Junebug Movie, Epoch Films.  Screenplay by .  Cinematography by .  Produced by , .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by .  

 and  meet in her art gallery and after two weeks are married and visiting his home state of North Carolina. She needs to see a local artist about signing on to appear in her gallery, so they seize the opportunity to meet his family whom he hasn’t visited in years. What they find is a clan of resentful suburbanites with more than the odd bone to pick with life–father () is practically catatonic, mother () is bitter and unwelcoming, brother () is a boiling pot of unexpressed rage, and his wife (Amy Adams) is an adorable chatterbox who latches onto Davidtz’s big-city glamour and never lets go. Delicious characters and an unpredictable screenplay make up an irresistible movie, blessed by Davidtz’s warmly classy performance and Adams’ zany brilliance. An outstanding example of the possibilities of American independent filmmaking.

Academy Award NominationBest Supporting Actress (Amy Adams)

Screen Actors Guild Award Nomination:  Best Supporting Actress (Amy Adams)

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