Released in 2005, '''''Junebug''''' is an independent comedy-drama about newly-weds Madeleine and George.

Madeleine is an art dealer, and is pursuing a North-Carolinian painter for her outsider-art gallery, so the couple take this opportunity to visit George's family, who live close by.

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!!''June Bug'' provides examples of the following tropes:

* ADateWithRosiePalms: Ashley, while Madeleine tries to help Johnny with his schoolwork.
* AccidentalMisnaming: Madeline casually called Peg 'Pam' and 'Pat' at the beginning.
* AdultFear: [[spoiler:The death of the infant during childbirth.]]
* AlliterativeName: '''J'''ohnny '''J'''ohnsten. Junebug would have been this.
* BabiesMakeEverythingBetter: Ashley believes that the baby will solve her and Johnny's marital problems. [[spoiler:Sadly, it didn't. But when she lost it, Johnny is seen on the phone to her asking if they could "try again".]]
* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:Ashley suffers a miscarriage and the character's situations aren't really resolved, but Johnny starts to show signs of caring for Ashley and George's family doesn't dislike Madeline.]]
* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: The three women; Peg (Blonde), Madeline (Brunette) and Redhead (Ashley).
* CainAndAbel: George is the successful brother who has an established career in Chicago and is adored by Peg. Johnny is the high school dropout who still lives at home and is looked down on by everyone. It's heavily implied that Peg favouring George drove them apart.
* ChekhovsGun: Ashley's love of meerkats. She firsts mentions it during her excited ramble when meeting Madeleine. Johnny tries to tape a documentary for her about them, but it doesn't really work.
* TheCityVsTheCountry: Madeline is a CityMouse in contrast to George's CountryMouse family. However, the film neither demonizes nor idealizes the city or the country.
* TheCutie: Ashley is so cheerfully lovable. Which makes [[BreakTheCutie any pain she goes through]] ''incredibly'' [[TheWoobie hard to bear.]]
* DefrostingIceQueen: The final conversation between Peg and Madeleine has the former talking casually about George, implying she's warming to her new daughter-in-law.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Johnny trying to tape a program about meerkats acts as foreshadowing that he does still love Ashley after all.
* FourthDateMarriage: George and Madeleine married only after a week of knowing each other.
* FreudianTrio: The three main couples.
** Eugene and Peg (Ego)
** George and Madeline (Superego)
** Johnny and Ashley (Id)
* GenkiGirl: Ashley often gets very excited.
* HighSchoolSweethearts: Johnny and Ashley, though not the happiest example.
* [[spoiler:InfantImmortality: Depressingly averted.]]
* InsatiableNewlyweds: Madeleine and George's sex life is rampant, in contrast to the rest of George's family.
* LikeBrotherAndSister: Ashley is a real MoralityPet for George and he treats her as if she's his little sister throughout the film.
* MoodWhiplash: Ashley going into labor is a pretty standard enjoyable, humorous scene. [[spoiler:[[AdultFear It doesn't last long.]]]]
* NoodleIncident: Whatever happened between brothers George and Johnny, it must have been very bad.
* OutOfCharacterMoment: A scene shows Johnny at work - and he's a different person. He's happy and joking around, which a lot of viewers have taken as an indicator that Peg's influence is what makes him so sullen around the house.
* ParentalFavouritism: George is clearly Peg's preferred son. If this extends to in-laws, then Ashley is also her preferred daughter-in-law.
* ParentalMarriageVeto: George's parents seems to dislike his and Madeline's marriage.
* ThePollyanna: Ashley always finds way to be optimistic.
* TheRainman: The Autistic painter Madeline is trying to hire.
* RunningGag: Eugene can't find his screwdriver, which he mentions at various points in the film. In one of the final scenes, Madeleine finds it in the baby's room.
* SecondaryCharacterTitle: Junebug is the name Ashley wants for the baby. Comes into [[spoiler:ArtifactTitle]] after [[spoiler:the depressing outcome.]]
* [[spoiler:ShaggyDogStory: Nothing really changes at the end of the movie, though it seems Johnny does care for Ashley and George's family doesn't dislike Madeline.]]
* SugarAndIcePersonality: Eugene describes Peg as such.
* WhamLine: [[spoiler:"Listen, we lost him."]]

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