Review: Juno (2007)


Juno is a comedy drama directed by Jason Reitman (Up in the Air) and written by Diablo Cody (Young Adult). The coming-of-age drama stars Ellen Page, Michael Cera, J.K. Simmons, Jennifer Garner, and Jason Bateman and is about a young teenager who becomes pregnant after sleeping with a fellow classmate. Wise beyond her years, she seeks out a suitable family for her child to be apart of, only for things to not turn out as expected.
This film is a real lesson in character development, without taking the subject matter too seriously. The comedy is perfectly etched with the drama, and the plot of the film, although relatively predictable, still grabs your attention thanks to the terrific character development.  The writing of the characters is superb, with the character of Juno emoting the theme of not taking itself so seriously, and Ellen Page pulls this off spectacularly. An entertaining film, that has both wit in it’s script, and talent both in front of and behind it’s camera, you will fall in love with Juno.

As far as boyfriends go, Paulie Bleeker is totally boss. He is the cheese to my macaroni. And, I know that people are supposed to fall in love before they reproduce, but… I guess normalcy isn’t really our style.” – Juno MacGuff