Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Junebug (2005)

IMDb plot summary: A dealer in "outsider" art travels from Chicago to North Carolina to meet her new in-laws, challenging the equilibrium of this middle class Southern home.
Directed by Phil Morrison. Starring Embeth Davidtz, Alessandro Nivola, Celia Weston and Amy Adams.

This is a solid, well-scripted, well-acted drama that manages to keep away from any frustrating melodrama. Amy Adams in particular is completely delightful in this movie, but everybody in this movie does a great job. It has an appropriately "down-home" low-key feel that just lets the characters and story unfold organically. I'm not sure if it will stick around in my mind very long (aside from maybe Amy Adams' performance) but it's certainly a good watch. 3.5 stars.

Flickchart: #644 out of 2035, below sex, lies, and videotape and above The Red Shoes.

Rent it for $2.99.

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