I personally laughed out loud many times watching this movie. The people are authentic, eccentric and lovabale. It's an ordinary small town in the middle of a very cold nowhere. Lucy finds out quick just what beyond frigid feels like. She begins as an unfeeling corporate executive, and ends up loving the people she came to give pink slips to. She has a choice to make and she does the right thing. Bravo! This movie will leave you feeling good.
This is the prototypical example of a film's trailer being FAR better than the film itself. In fact, if you've seen the trailer, don't bother watching the movie at all. It deserves no more of a person's time than a cliffs notes, abbreviated recap. The entire running time feels like a failed pilot episode to what would make a bad sit-com. Barely a chuckle in sight, nothing particularly funny or rememberable at all with even Mila Kunis' amazing beauty wasted and held in check. The most unremarkable film of the year that really can't even be labeled as a comedy.
http://braidedthreads.blogspot.com/2008/09/dyou-know.html ...Juno, like a lot of other Independent films of the last 6 or 8 years, has that heavily marketed independent feel. That coming-of-agedness. That whiplash of the ironic and the adorable. These are smart films that unroll predictably before our eyes, winking knowingly at us while also trying to appeal to the pocketbooks of a wider audience. I am thinking of such recent films as Thumbsucker, The Squid and the Whale, and the little movie that could: Little Miss Sunshine. In fact, if you watch the trailers for these films back-to-back, their marketing campaigns will suddenly seem embarassingly derrivative.
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Reviewed by Squint for Juno at 2008-03-12 14:26:22
Well-deserving of its Academy Award nominations and best-screenplay win, Juno is more than another indie teen romp. Ellen Page is believable as a teenager who deals with an unplanned pregnancy with very real emotions and actions. There are great performances, especially from Allison Janney as Juno's exasperated but loving stepmother. The soundtrack is great, too.