The family reunion ended today in 2004 when director Phil Morrison wrapped production on his independent movie, Junebug. Featuring a stand-out performance by Amy Adams as the well-intentioned, cheerfully naive Ashley, the movie was nominated for major awards (Best First Screenplay by Angus McLachlan, Producerâ€(tm)s Award for Mike S. Ryan and the Grand Jury Prize [Dramatic] for Morrison) at both the Independent Spirit and Sundance ceremonies. As the pregnant Ashley eagerly awaiting her first child, “Junebug,” Adams earned Oscar and SAG nominations for supporting actress, after winning awards from Film Independent and Sundance. Junebug is an unconventional take on the conventional concept of meeting the in-laws. When George brings his prim and proper city wife to meet his Southern Comfort family in North Carolina, both sides must adjust to being from opposite sides of the track. Ashley turns out to be the glue that seeks to bind.
Quotable: “God loves you just the way you are. But He loves you too much to let you stay that way.” –Amy Adams as the devout Ashley.