Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Juno | Directed by Jason Reitman | Written by Diablo Cody
Juno is about much more than teenage pregnancy. It's not about love, it's not about anything you'd really expect from something like this. It's a quirky, feminist flick (with quirky music to accompany it) that actually has some real meaning to it.
First off, it's realistically hilarious, before Juno learns she is pregnant and all through her pregnancy. Mainly because she's not a girly girl and isn't really popular and crushes on her teachers like the other girls do. She's sarcastic and she's her own person, yet at the same time she doesn't really know what she is. For this, I see a lot of myself in her.
All through her pregnancy, she goes through awkward confrontations with her best friend, Paulie, the father of her child and dealing with teachers and students at school that keep staring at her and give her less than friendly looks. This may sound like a typical comedy-drama, but again, it's more than what you'd think.
She deals with the adoption option and meets with the couple she found willing to adopt their baby. Their story is playing as well, about how Mark is an ex rock 'n roller and Vanessa is a perfectionist desperate for a baby, and how their odd relationship functions.
I'm not going to spoil it or anything, but all I can say is that it's touching in the end. "It started with a chair" and "It ended with a chair".