Tuesday, 24 January 2012
Juno is a tale told over four seasons, starting in autumn when Juno, a 16-year-old high school junior, discovers she's pregnant after one event in a chair with her best friend, Bleeker. In the waiting room of an abortion clinic, the quirky and whip-sharp Juno decides to give birth and to place the child with an adoptive couple. She finds one in the Penny Saver personals, contacts them, tells her dad and step-mother, and carries on with school. The chosen parents, upscale yuppies (one of whom is cool and laid back, the other meticulous and uptight), meet Juno, sign papers, and the year unfolds. Juno MacGuff is a tiny force of nature. An intelligent, articulate, teenager with a sardonic wit who seemingly has a ready wisecrack for every occasion that might arise in her small Minnesota town. But her bravado masks deeper emotions. The film goes beneath the hipster surface and gives many of its characters an extra dimension that goes beyond Juno's perception of them. This film empathizes with all of its main characters. The heart of Juno is Ellen Page, and her coming to terms with her feelings for her best friend Bleeker. Sure, it takes getting pregnant for her to realize the man of her dreams is the wimp in yellow shorts, but then, the characters in Juno aren't like normal people anyway. Ellen Page’s touching performance and Reitman’s skilful direction that make it a fantastic movie. Like its title character, Juno is funny, charming, honest and incredibly smart. Released in 2007, directed by Jason Reitman. The film is approximately 96 minutes long.