United States
dir. Phil Morrison
world premiere 2005
U.S. release 2005


Because two oft-presumed elements of any great movie, a totally fresh story or a distinctive style, are hard to claim for Junebug, which is instead a great movie because every single cut, line-reading, ellipsis, and rhythmic beat serves to evoke these characters with increasing complexity. It's precise and wonderfully warm, even though its characters can turn cold.