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Dome Pondering Movie Review: Juno (2007)

What is it about? 

After an unplanned pregnancy, a teenager makes several decisions regarding her unborn child that changes the lives of many. 

Who is in it?

Ellen Page - Juno MacGuff

Michael Cera - Paulie Bleeker

Jennifer Garner - Vanessa Loring

Jason Bateman - Mark Loring

Favorite Scene: 

After picking the couple that will inherit her unborn child, Juno and her father visit their house to hash out the legalities and iron out the agreement. 

Favorite Quote: 

Vanessa Loring: Your parents are probably wondering where you are.
Juno MacGuff: Nah... I mean, I'm already pregnant, so what other kind of shenanigans could I get into? 


Mac MacGuff: And I'm gonna punch that Bleeker kid in the wiener next time I see him. 


Mac MacGuff: Thanks for having me and my irresponsible child over your house. 


Juno is an interesting film. A piece with an interesting plot that tackles teen pregnancy, Juno manages to take a different approach to the issue through true love and tons of humor. In fact, what makes Juno well worth the watch and is the very essence of the movie is indeed it's quirky humor. 

The humor in the film is natural, subtle, and is the product of awesome writing and of course, great delivery from the talent in the film, most notably Ellen Page and J.K. Simmons. 

If you are looking for a short film (96 minutes), an interesting story, and great humor, Juno is a film that will not disappoint. 

Grade: 3/5

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