#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – 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.
Plot: 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.
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Poetic and charming little film about culture cross and family ties
Some films do not need to tie in every little plot detail in order to make for a more true to life form. Not all families discuss their problems or their angst openly. Most of the time you have to decipher them through little nuanced non-verbal symbols. Junebug does it perfectly.
At the base the plot follows newlyweds on their trek to NC from Chicago as the wife, Madeline, goes to close a deal with an eccentric southern painter. While there they decide to stop in and see her husband, George’s family, who comes form NC originally. He has tried to separate himself from that culture and his family altogether. He has been married for six months and his family were not invited to the wedding, and his brother holds strong feelings of jealousy against him. It seems ho-hum form the plot synopsis, but then comes Amy Adams as the brother, Johnathan’s wife and very pregnant Ashley.
Amy Adams is absolutely amazing. She brings a charm and wit to this picture when it seems like it is a bit dreary. Her heartwarming turn as an optimistic and young mother to be with a heart of southern gold is achingly warm and sincere. She alone makes the film a must see as she can force the audience from laughter to tears with the flip of a dime.
The direction is poetic and the cinematography allows for an unbelievably laid back southern tone. Nothing about this film is rushed and that makes it so wonderful to behold. Seeing how a family can generally and truly love each other inside, and because of cultural and societal norms strive to find ways to show love and respect for each other is achingly sincere. Sometimes you as the audience scream for them to communicate, especially the brothers as their strife is never discussed or resolved just tolerated.
Overall this film is a great cultural study that goes beyond stereotype to show the love and respect the writer and director have for the material and the people of North Carolina. This is a truly warm and comforting piece of southern pleasure that shines in a pool of darkness that is Sundance 2005.
Most Southern People Are Not This Boring and Stupid!
I am a Northerner and a solid city dweller. I have always suspected that when movies especially try to make their simple countrified characters seem morally superior by making them monosyllabic and lacking in anything resembling complex thought, that it was just a sad attempt by inept writers. Junebug does nothing to change that.
In this Southern family, Dad just putters around in the basement workshop making wooden birds, Mom is a grump, Younger Brother is an idiot and a hothead and his ditsy, pregnant wife is an annoying motormouth. A little serious dysfunction would at least make this family interesting.
Why is the returning son so upset at his British wife for not going to the hospital when numb-skull sister in law goes into labor? He apparently ran away from this small town family to the big city as soon as he could. Also, they are meeting her for the first time, meaning he didn’t even invite his family to his wedding! How close are they supposed to be?
There is nothing charming about monotonous morons. There is nothing inherently superior about country life as opposed to city life. They both have good and bad points.
I know too, too many charming, vocal, intelligent, interesting and vibrant Southerners to believe this doltish family is something to admire. I bet they voted for “Dubya” Bush.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 46 min (106 min)
Genre Comedy, Drama
Director Phil Morrison
Writer Angus MacLachlan
Actors Embeth Davidtz, David Kuhn, Alessandro Nivola, Alicia Van Couvering
Awards Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 21 wins & 27 nominations.
Production Company Epoch Films
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.37 : 1 (footage at the beginning), 1.85 : 1
Camera Aaton A-Minima, Zeiss Super Speed and Vario-Sonnar Lenses, Arriflex 16 SR3, Zeiss Super Speed and Vario-Sonnar Lenses
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 16 mm (Kodak Vision2 500T 7218)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (master format), Super 16 (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (blow-up)