It's been a while since I saw this movie, so I'll keep it short - because I really can't remember much about the movie. And that pretty much sums "Junebug" up, the Phil Morrison-directed drama-comedy about a prestigious art dealer who travels to the south to strike up a deal with a reclusive artist and subsequently is forced to meet her husband's quirky family. In the process, her presence brings various, deep-seeded issues to the surface.
But, that's about the extent to which I remember this movie. Good but not great, with good acting but a subtle story that never really grabs the attention, there is nothing incredibly memorable about the movie. I don't even remember how it ends, and I watched it a month ago.
The highlight of "Junebug" is the acting. Embedth Davidtz is at the top of her game, but Amy Adams, who received an Oscar nomination for her performance, commands every scene with her childlike innocence that often presses into the realm of outright stupidity.
"Junebug" is worth seeing if you like subtle dramas, but the movie really offers nothing that makes it a must-see film.
Review by Erik Samdahl unless otherwise indicated.
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