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This lovely little art house drama/comedy deals--appropriately enough--with art and houses. Embeth Davidtz plays a newly married Chicago gallery owner who specialized in primitive "outsider" art. She travels to rural North Carolina to land a half-crazy painter and also meet her husband's Southern clan for the first time. While she's able to carry on conversations with schizophrenic Jesus-loving painters, she seems unable to connect with her own in-laws. Ignored by most of the family, our fish-out-of-water is befriended by her husband's pregnant and deeply lonely sister-in-law (Amy Adams, in the film's best role). The plot is simple and doesn't exactly feature a lot of action, but the characters are deeply observed and the actors are wonderful. 107 minutes R.