When Madeleine (Embeth Davidtz), a British-born dealer in "outsider" art, travels from Chicago to North Carolina to pursue a painter for her gallery, she and her near-perfect Southern husband, George (Alessandro Nivola), extend the trip to include an introduction to his family: prickly mother Peg (Celia Weston), taciturn father Eugene (Scott Wilson), angry younger brother Johnny (Benjamin McKenzie) and Johnny's pregnant, childlike wife Ashley (Amy Adams, winner of the Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival for the role). Although Ashley immediately takes to the sophisticated Madeleine, the other members of George's family, especially his mother, are less than receptive. Tensions mount when Ashley goes into labor and hidden resentments and anxieties surface. 2005 Junebug Movie, LLC. All Rights Reserved.