Monday, February 16, 2015

Must See Movie Monday - Juno

Film: Juno
Released: 2007
Rated: PG-13
Director: Jason Rietman
Starring: Ellen Page, Micheal Cera, Jennifer Garner, Jason Bateman, J.K. Simmons, Allison Janney
Short Summary: Sixteen year-old Juno discovers she is pregnant. Emotional mayhem and confusion ensues.

Why It's A Must See Movie

Juno is one of those films that is so heart warming you can't help but love it. Seriously how can you not enjoy something as wacky and adorable as this movie.

The story is so very clever. There really aren't that many movies about teen pregnancy that are actually cleaver. Most of them try overly hard to be deep and meaningful. While I do think Juno is meaningful in it's own way it doesn't try too hard to be so. The story takes the event of Juno's pregnancy and lets us see all the elements of what happens with that. They show not only the difficult struggles of the characters but the hilarious moments that can occur. Everything in life has those two sides to it and I like that this element was included in the film. I love stories where the writer takes an event and interesting characters and lets the audience enjoy the reactions of those characters in a natural way.

I enjoy watching characters just be themselves. I think it's great how the writer, director, and actors worked to make these wonderfully wacky characters come to life. You really feel like you know the characters and you are immediately endeared to them. I love how they put so many details into their individual personalities. Which is very important to the story, because I feel like this movie is all about the characters getting to know themselves and what they really want from life. I also appreciate that the teenage characters in this movie speak and behave like teenagers. The movie doesn't try to force teenage characters to act like grown-ups just because they are in a grown-up situation. This element brings a great sense of reality to the story. I love how all these little details were considered down to choosing music for the the soundtrack that the character Juno would probably enjoy.

If you want something different and interesting that just makes you smile Juno is the movie for you. I truly think it's a must see movie.

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