Thursday, February 21, 2008

Movie Review: Juno

we won't stop until somebody calls the cops
and even then we'll start again and just pretend that
nothing ever happened

Ack! What a catchy tune! I was able to watch Juno, an indie film, Monday last week. It had such an interesting plot that I watched it again with NJ.

Juno, a 16 year old High School student, does the 'deed' with her slightly dorky and passive boyfriend. Although they were both first-timers they managed to get pregnant. Since she is still too young, she decides to abort the baby BUT while waiting for the doctor, things happen. Let's just say that the rest of the story starts when that happens. She decides to keep the baby and put it up for adoption, instead.

While watching, we couldn't help but ask "Is it really that 'casual' for teens to get preggy in the states?" A good example is Jamie-Lynn Spears. Anyway, back to our story, Juno, her friend, boyfriend and parents react quite calmly about the news. Another thing we noticed was it seemed so convenient for pregnant women in the US to abort their babies. However, the straightforwardness and brutal honesty of Juno and of the other characters made the film more appealing.

Ellen Page did a great job in portraying Juno. She did a spot-on portrayal of an average, carefree teenager. Jennifer Garner is also excellent in this film. You'd get drawn to her "I-was-born-to-be-a-mother" character so easily.

If you are interested to watch Juno, I suggest that you go to the nearest cinema now and catch it. But please take our advice and watch it with an open mind. Although it has some vulgar language and scenes, they have a point, promise.

Another reason to watch this film? It's Oscar-nominated.
PK rating: 9/10

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