Friday, March 21, 2008

movie review: juno

i wasn't sure if this movie could live up to all the hype of being nominated for best picture, but i do love indie films that focus more on life and relationships than the special effects and high paid actors. and this film did not disappoint with ellen page playing juno, stealing the show with her quick-wit sarcastic humor who embodied the quintessential teenager at the same time handling the role of the scared pregnant girl like a pro. not quite best actress worthy because how hard is it for a teenage girl to be a teenage girl, but still great acting.

a brief storyline: juno has sex with her best pal, Paulie Blecker (Michael Cera) and surprise surprise, she gets pregnant. we see 4 seasons of juno's life including telling the parents, trying to figure out what to do with the baby, finding a suitable couple to raise the baby in the "penny saver" newspaper all the while doing life in high school. juno is forced to grow up fast making choices and learning about love and divorce all the while talking on her cheeseburger phone keeping her in teenage youth.

funny film that made me laugh at a not so funny situation. sort of made teen pregnancy look easy, not something i want to be teaching the youth of today...

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