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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Characters make poor decisions, but the movie explores reasons and alternatives.
Violence & Scariness
Violence depicted in paintings, a short fight between brothers.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Some sexual situations (including brief masturbation), tastefully represented.
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Some cursing, including f-word.
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Products & Purchases
Gallery owner wants to sell paintings, so marketplace is a theme.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Characters drink and smoke cigarettes.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this movie includes sexual language (including references to genitalia) and imagery (brief images of a married couple making love and a young woman masturbating). Characters smoke, drink, and curse (including the f-word), and a couple of them use the n-word. A character is glimpsed on the toilet, through a doorway. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
Odd, earnest, and insightful, JUNEBUG sneaks up on you. Viewers quickly see that George and Madeline's superficial differences (of habit and affect) aren't nearly as profound as their less visible differences (of values and ambitions). Madeline comes to see George in a different light, a man who escaped his past, but still solicits love and respect from his erstwhile community. When Madeleine focuses all her attention on securing her contract with Wark, she reveals to George a side of herself that he hadn't quite anticipated either.
Ashley serves as a connection among all the characters, admiring Madeline and George, loving her in-laws, and wanting more than anything for her frustrated husband to be like he used to be -- happy, energetic, and hopeful. But he can't imagine himself beyond his current life.
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