The film's soundtrack, featuring several songs performed by in various guises, was the first chart-topping soundtrack since and first number one soundtrack since. A film well worth your time for its obvious humor that runs over but also its underlying poignancy. After one visit, she's convinced they're the perfect grown-ups. The songs were almost entirely self-published by Dawson, who says she wrote nothing specifically for Juno and that all the songs had been performed and recorded before she was contacted to work on the film. This color change reinforces Junos situation and the effect the pregnancy has on her life.
Juno then tells Paulie she loves him, and Paulie's actions make it clear her feelings are very much reciprocated. The beauty of the movie is how relationships that initially seem clear-cut -- Juno and her parents, Juno and Vanessa, Juno and Mark, Mark and Vanessa and, finally, Juno and Paulie -- grow more complex and, as a result, more fascinating. The footage displayed on Juno's ultrasound monitor is of Scott Sanders's son Matthew and was embedded into the scene in post-production. Juno watches the Loring marriage fall apart, then drives away and breaks down in tears by the side of the road before coming to a decision. The dominant colors in the Loring house are clean bright colors as beige and white. Archived from on January 26, 2012. Even its treatment of teen pregnancy, which may appear cavalier at first, comes across as sensitive and mature in the end.
Archived from on October 18, 2015. You know, that thing that happens when one person recognizes that someone else is a person too? Ellen Page was okay in the title So overrated. Reirman uses color values in a broad way through the film, especially when it comes to the characters clothes. The easygoing, messy MacGuffs, and the uptight, stiff Lorings. I cried when she had the baby because I knewthat even though the baby was not going to be brought up My favorite movie! Moments that blindside us with truth, as when Mac and Juno talk about the possibility of true and lasting love. Plenty of talk -- this is, after all, a movie about a teenager who gets pregnant -- but little is seen onscreen. On their first anniversary, Louie is killed crossing the road.
Seeing her missing from the stands, Paulie rushes to the hospital, finds Juno has given birth to their son, and comforts Juno as she cries. Archived from on January 2, 2008. They live in one of those houses that look like Martha Stewart finished a second before they arrived. Reitman had met the studio's co-founder Gareth Smith in Japan on the short film festival circuit where they each had shorts screening. Unlike a lot of teen-centric Hollywood fare, the film doesn't condescend. How does this film approach the topics differently? But while Juno wrestles with how she truly feels about the experience and -- equally importantly -- about Paulie, it's clear that the adults she thinks have it all figured out may be just as lost as she is.
The gray seat, ceiling and the steering wheel creates a tight frame around Juno. Juno won the for and earned three other Oscar nominations, including Best Picture and Best Actress for Page. Archived from on December 22, 2013. But the thing that bothers me is that there was no price to pay for irresponsibility. I recommend this for the great dialog in the entire brilliant cast and for a fun watch. During a visit to the prospective adoptive parents Juno finds out that Mark is going to divorce Vanessa, sad and frustrated she heads back home. Michael Cera and Juno's father needed more to do as they were the most interesting characters.
For the title character, see. With the help of her friend , Juno searches the ads in the Pennysaver and finds a couple she feels will provide a suitable home. Much of Juno, however, was based on Cody's own high school experiences: She dated a -loving boy similar to Paulie, she was best friends with a cheerleader like Leah, and she used a hamburger phone identical to the one that appears in the film. 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. A witty script, I loved the dialogue. There are moments of instinctive, lightning comedy: Bren's response to a nurse's attitude during Juno's sonar scan, and her theory about doctors when Juno wants a pain-killer during childbirth.
Shadowplay created the opening title sequence for Reitman's previous film, Thank You for Smoking, and he contacted them again when he found out he was going to direct Juno. Junos room has a shoebox feeling to it. External links Wikimedia Commons has media related to. Ellen Page was okay in the title role, but the script by Diablo Cody isn't nearly as smart as everyone thinks it is. All the actors were top-notch. Juno MacGuff also ranked number 56 on Empire's list of The 100 Greatest Movie Characters of All Time. However, she's not above appealing to the adults in her life when the problems of the world get to be too much for her though, in some cases, the grownups are coping with more serious issues than she is.
It is very smart, very funny and very touching; it begins with the pacing of a screwball comedy and ends as a portrait of characters we have come to love. So I'm stuck with it because I failed to return it on time. Super classy - not like those people with the fake woods in the background. The two girls find the Lorings in the PennySaver free newspaper personal ads and strike gold while sitting in a park one day. He persuaded her to adapt the book for the screen, but suggested that she first write a screenwriting sample to show studios; that sample became Juno.
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. As Vanessa and Mark are introduced to the story, Vanessa is putting the photo frames in order and arranging the flowers until they are perfect. He visited her on the set of a film on which she was working to offer her the role. Has there been a better performance this year than Ellen Page's creation of Juno? Are teens and parents in agreement or not? The plot centers around 16-year-old Juno MacGuff's unplanned pregnancy. Archived from on August 13, 2011. Director Jason Reitman keeps the quirkiness to a minimum and allows the scenes to play out in a naturalistic, unhurried way. To convey that the film is told from Junos point of view, Reirman uses her voice over as rapid cuts are made of what she is talking about.