Bonus Chick Flick Nite – Juno

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Four Tissues (not a crier, a belly laughter)

Faced with an unplanned pregnancy, an offbeat young woman makes an unusual decision regarding her unborn child.

I can see both sides of the fence.  This is a love it or hate it movie.  After all the topic is teenage pregnancy. I really enjoyed this movie.  Found the characters complex and entertaining, its a funny movie, but if you are sensitive it appears to really make light of the whole teen pregnancy issue.  

I have read some pretty harsh “lay” reviews online and all I have to say to them is…… This is just a movie people!  It is a comedy, NOT a bloody documentary (sorry, no pun intended).

It was worthy of all the nominations and awards won – too many to list but let’s just say that it was nominated at least once by every film festival it played in all over the world.  The script was flawless and the acting was as well.  

The awesome hip soundtrack is a bonus feature of watching this film.  Note ladies the last song of the film, so sweet you will melt a little.

I highly recommend this film if…. 1 – you can handle the controversial subject  & 2- you have a sense of humor that leans heavily toward the dark cynical side.  

Although I feel that men can certainly tolerate, maybe even enjoy this film thanks to the sharp humor (my “serioso” sat in on the last 1/2 hour of the movie with me and said it didn’t suck); I think it is still mostly a chick flick that takes you through a range of emotions with a feel good ending.

Best chick flick line in the movie is spoken by Juno’s dad, here’s his advice about life partners:

In my opinion, the best thing you can do is find a person who loves you for exactly what you are. Good mood, bad mood, ugly, pretty, handsome, what have you, the right person will still think the sun shines out your ass. That’s the kind of person that’s worth sticking with. 

How true!  Is sun shining out your ass?

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One response »

  1. i assumed Juno was directed by the same guy that directed Knocked Up, because it’s about unexpected pregnancy and Michael Cera stars as Juno’s boyfriend, but alas this this not the case.

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