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.~Jason Buchanan
Audio commentary by director Jason Reitman and screenwriter Diablo Cody
Deleted scenes with optional commentary by Jason Reitman and Diablo Cody
The movie is a pleasure to watch. It seems that sometimes irresponsible actions lead to learning responsibility and quite a few life lessons. Juno's parents are definitely a cool couple, and Juno is a joy to watch as an over-the-top 16 year old. Many good themes to think about, from teen pregnancy to adoption to suburban isolation and partner compatibility, as well as dynamics of a post-divorce family.
Juno is a 2007 Canadian-American comedy-drama film directed by Jason Reitman and written by Diablo Cody. Ellen Page stars as the title character, an independent-minded teenager confronting an unplanned pregnancy and the subsequent events that put pressures of adult life onto her. Michael Cera, Jennifer Garner, Jason Bateman, Allison Janney, and J. K. Simmons also star. Filming spanned from early February to March 2007 in Vancouver, British Columbia. It premiered on September 8 at the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival, receiving a standing ovation.
Juno won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay and earned three other Oscar nominations, including Best Picture and Best Actress for Page. Juno received positive reviews from critics, many of whom placed the film on their top ten lists for the year. It has received criticism and praise from members of both the pro-life and pro-choice communities regarding its treatment of abortion.
I would recommend this to a friend
Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review
Owned for 2 weeks when reviewed.
Definitely a just have! I've seen this movie way back but just got to picking it up to own my own copy and it still holds up! Great story and very feel good campy vibe from these types of movies that makes this incredible to watch
Juno is a feel good Film That everyone should see. With a story like that there’s basically no way to hate it. Ellen Page is amazing in this. The direction from Jason Reitman was also very good. But it’s all of Diablo Cody’s screenplay that does it. Definitely see this one!
After 12 years, this film still holds up quite well. Ellen Page and Michael Cera are both pretty charming in this one. Along with Page's later effort "Whip It," this one of my most favorite films of this century.