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Based on 34 Reviews
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  • 75
    San Francisco Chronicle

    If there's any justice at all at next year's Academy Awards, we have our first can't-miss nominee for best supporting actress: Amy Adams. show more

  • 88
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Junebug has the feel of a good short story or novella. show more

  • 88
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    Brilliantly detailed, richly painted portrait. show more

  • 88
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Happily, Morrison's actors grasp his intentions perfectly, shading their roles so well that we never quite get a handle on anyone. Each player is outstanding, but the highest praise must go to Weston. show more

  • 80
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Not merely a sitcom of cultural clash. Screenwriter Angus Maclachlan has delicately etched a compelling portrait of a way of life whose decencies and simplicities are often dismissed as being "unsophisticated." show more

  • 100
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    This low-key drama is a miracle of mood, atmosphere, and sensitivity. show more

  • 100
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Junebug is a great film because it is a true film. It humbles other films that claim to be about family secrets and eccentricities. It understands that families are complicated and their problems are not solved during a short visit, just in time for the film to end. Families and their problems go on and on, and they aren't solved, they're dealt with. show more

  • 100
    Michael Sragow Baltimore Sun

    One happy surprise after another, even when the content is bittersweet or sad. show more

  • 88
    Peter Debruge Premiere

    That rare kind of movie that contrasts "cultured" big-city characters with devout, "simple" folk without being condescending or judgmental of either camp. show more

  • 88
    Liam Lacey The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    A movie that gets wonderfully under your skin. show more

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