Tuesday, May 03, 2011
Juno (Diablo Cody)
Starring: Ellen Page, Michael Cera, Jennifer Garner, Jason Bateman, Allison Janney, J.K. Simmons, Rainn Wilson
What I liked about this film: With so many movies and tv shows on teen pregnancy, it is a breath of fresh air to find such a different approach on the subject, which includes hilarious one-liners. Ellen Page does a good job and I really liked Jason Bateman too.
What I hated about this film: The beginning is very cheesy, it looks like you are about to see a typical teen movie. The story makes it all seem a bit easy, I wish she had interviewed more couples before finding that one, her parents were more supportive than I would have expected and it felt weird that the other students at school did not treat it as such a big deal, I can even remember this conversation between the father-to-be and a friend at school:
"Do you know that Juno's having a baby?"
"And you know it's yours, right?"
"I'm going to stop wearing underware to increase my sperm count!"
I understand the funny side, but it also sounds as if that is a cool thing, which feels a little weird...
I also hate the happy ending, I mean, you become pregnant at 16, deal with it very quickly and you find the love of your life... It sounds like high school is a dream come true!