Sunday, June 29, 2008

Movie 25 of 2008: Juno

Movie Description:

When a teenage girl is faced with an unexpected pregnancy, she enlists the aid of her best friend in finding the unborn child a suitable home in this coming-of-age comedy drama from Thank You for Smoking director Jason Reitman. Juno (Ellen Page) may seem wise beyond her years, but after sleeping with classmate Bleeker (Michael Cera), the pregnant teen quickly realizes how little she really knows about life. Thankfully, Juno has been blessed with parents (J.K. Simmons and Allison Janney) who trust their daughter's judgment, and a best friend named Leah (Olivia Thirlby), who's always willing to help out in a pinch. With a little help from Leah, Juno soon comes into contact with Mark (Jason Bateman) and Vanessa (Jennifer Garner) -- an affluent suburban couple who have been unable to conceive a child of their own. Mark and Vanessa seem like they would make great parents, and are eager to adopt Juno's unborn child. Now, as adolescent Juno is faced with a series of very adult decisions, she will draw on the support of her family and friends in order to discover who she truly is, and discover that one bad choice can have a lifetime of consequences.

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My Opinion:

I wasn't sure whether I'd like this movie or not. I thought it might just be another silly teen movie, but I ended up enjoying it quite a lot. There were a few things I would've like to have seen wrapped up a bit more at the end, but I guess they weren't all that important to the movie. I mainly was just curious to see what happened with Jason Bateman's character.

One major highlight of the movie for me was the soundtrack. This movie had a hilarious soundtrack. The lyrics to the songs had both me and my date cracking up. I recommend checking out this movie for the soundtrack if nothing else.

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