Year of Release: 2007
Director: Jason Reitman
Approx. Running Time: 96 minutes
My Rating: 3 stars (Out of 5)
From Back Cover:
"A Fresh, Unusually Intelligent Comedy."
-Roger Ebert, CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
Don't miss the outrageously offbeat comedy hit that has everyone talking - and laughing!
Juno MacGuff (Ellen Page) is a cool, confident teenager who takes a nine-month detour into adulthood when she's faced with an unplanned pregnancy - and sets out to find the perfect parents for her baby. With the help of her charmingly unassuming boyfriend (Michael Cera), supportive dad (J.K. Simmons) and no-nonsense stepmom (Allison Janney), Juno sets her sights on an affluent couple (Jennifer Garner and Jason Bateman) longing to adopt their first child.
Although it certainly has its moments, this movie is hampered quite a bit by its over-the-top attempts to be quirky - from the bizarre dialogue to the even more bizarre soundtrack. Fine performances all around make up for most of that, however.
Still, if you want to watch a great movie that deals with teenage pregnancy, a better choice would be Saved!
Rated PG-13 (MPAA)
2007 (Year Of Release)