Junebug

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Rising stars Amy Adams and Ben McKenzie light up the screen in this award-winning comedy about love, family, ambition, and the choices that come with each. When worldly art dealer Madeleine (Embeth Davidtz) meets her new Southern in-laws, she finds herself questioning the things she values most in this powerful and funny hit that critics call "one of the best pictures of the year!" (Andrew Sarris, The New York Observer)

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Studio Sony
SKU 202060703
UPC 043396119390
UPC 14 00043396119390
Format DVD
Release Date 6/3/2008
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Aspect Ratio
Anamorphic Widescreen  1.78:1
Actors
Name Adams,Amy
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Directors
Name Phil Morrison
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Cast & Crew
Alessandro Nivola - Actor
Amy Adams - Actor
Angus MacLachlan - Writer
Ben McKenzie - Actor
David Doernberg - Production Designer
Embeth Davidtz - Actor
Joe Klotz - Editor
Mark P. Clein - Executive Producer
Mindy Goldberg, et. al. - Producer
Peter Donahue - Cinematographer
Phil Morrison - Director
Yo La Tengo - Original Music By
Awards
Sundance Film Festival (2005) Amy Adams, Winner, Special Jury Prize,Phil Morrison, Nominee, Grand Jury Prize
Reviews
ReviewSource James Berardinelli's ReelViews
Review The first encounter with the family of a spouse (or would-be spouse) can be a daunting experience, especially when their world is not yours, and vice versa. For his feature debut, director Phil Morrison (from a script by Angus MacLachlan) takes us into a melodrama-free zone for this story. A keenly observed slice of life, Junebug captures the little comedies and tragedies of everyday living. There is sadness and humor here, but all understated. The film is mostly about the details of the characters' day-to-day personal dramas - why the VCR won't record, where the screwdriver is, etc. Junebug requires a certain amount of patience from its viewers. Those who provide that will be rewarded in the end.
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Reviewer James Berardinelli
ReviewRating 8
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review Junebug is a movie that understands, profoundly and with love and sadness, the world of small towns; it captures ways of talking and living I remember from my childhood, with the complexity and precision of great fiction. It observes small details that are important because they are details. It has sympathy for every character in the story and avoids two temptations: It doesn't portray the small-town characters as provincial hicks, and it doesn't portray the city slickers as shallow materialists. Phil Morrison, who directed this movie, and Angus MacLachlan, who wrote it, understand how people everywhere have good intentions, and how life can assign them roles where they can't realize them.
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Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 10
Features
DVD, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 1.78:1, Dolby Digital (5.0); Dolby Surround Sound, Audio Commentary, Deleted Scenes, Featurette, Photo Gallery, Previews, English, French Subtitled
Product Attributes
Actor Adams,Amy
Label Columbia/tri-Star
Video Format DVD
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Ebert and Roeper Two big thumbs up! A fantastic piece of work
Entertainment Weekly Grade A! Marvelous! So pure and moving!
Stephen Holden, The New York Times A wise, bittersweet, beautifully acted comedy...envelops us in the texture of a world that movies rarely visit.

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