Junebug

This film appeared on several “best indie lists”, not to mention getting four stars from Roger Ebert (ugh I miss him).  This is the perfect film to get a measure on what kind of movie appreciator you might be.  This is not a film where you can give someone a recap about what the movie is about.  Every second of the film has to be watched to be appreciated.  It is sooooo subtle.   I can’t improve upon Ebert’s review – I suggest you seek it out.  The film VERY much reminded me of one of my favorite Woody Allen movies – Interiors.  The scenes showing empty rooms spoke volumes.

I think the best part of the film is how

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how non-judgmental the characters are of each other.  Also, the ending is brilliant – nobody saved anyone else and nobody saw the light.  Instead there was a deeper understanding and the hope for a better future.

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Here are some of my thoughts that I have written in to my journal (not really spoilers)

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  • Can’t go home, family issues
  • She is lonely
  • Something is brewing.  Secrets?
  • They all want a different/better life?
  • They are all uncomfortable with her touch
  • Reminds me of Interiors
  • Do they know each other at all?
  • Be yourself or sacrifice values?
  • Deeper bond that what appeared
  • Subtle!
  • We are all damaged
  • Do we really know anyone?
  • Hope
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IHATEBadMovies.com reviews Junebug

Movie title: Junebug

Movie description: On the way to meet with an independent artist in the South, newlywed art dealer Madeleine is convinced by her husband, George, that they should stop to meet his family in North Carolina. Madeleine's affluent lifestyle clashes with the family, but she befriends George's wide-eyed and pregnant sister-in-law, Ashley, who is nearing her due date. Through the family, Madeleine gains greater insight into George's character.

Date published: 2019-04-27

Director(s): Phil Morrison

Actor(s): Embeth Davidtz, Amy Adams, Ben McKenzie, Alessandro Nivola, Celia Weston, Scott Wilson, Frank Hoyt Taylor, Joanne Pankow, R. Keith Harris, Alicia Van Couvering, David Kuhn

Genre: Comedy, Drama

My Review

This film appeared on several “best indie lists”, not to mention getting four stars from Roger Ebert (ugh I miss him).  This is the perfect film to get a measure on what kind of movie appreciator you might be.  This is not a film where you can give someone a recap about what the movie is about.  Every second of the film has to be watched to be appreciated.  It is sooooo subtle.   I can’t improve upon Ebert’s review – I suggest you seek it out.  The film VERY much reminded me of one of my favorite Woody Allen movies – Interiors.  The scenes showing empty rooms spoke volumes.

I think the best part of the film is how

Spoiler

how non-judgmental the characters are of each other.  Also, the ending is brilliant – nobody saved anyone else and nobody saw the light.  Instead there was a deeper understanding and the hope for a better future.

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Here are some of my thoughts that I have written in to my journal (not really spoilers)

Spoiler

  • Can’t go home, family issues
  • She is lonely
  • Something is brewing.  Secrets?
  • They all want a different/better life?
  • They are all uncomfortable with her touch
  • Reminds me of Interiors
  • Do they know each other at all?
  • Be yourself or sacrifice values?
  • Deeper bond that what appeared
  • Subtle!
  • We are all damaged
  • Do we really know anyone?
  • Hope
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