Friday, February 22, 2008

Juno (2007)

Genre: Romantic Comedy
Rated PG-13


Juno is an unconventional 16 year old girl. She has her own way and she speaks her mind. She's daring and not necessarily the teenage role model. Maybe, she's even the type your parents don't want you to hang out with during your teenage years, yet there's something about her that made me stay and watch the movie.

From a one time intimate encounter with her best friend Paulie, Juno couldn't believe that she could be pregnant that she took the test three times. When she was finally sure she told her female best friend, Leah, about it.

Originally she planned on aborting the baby, but when she went to the place, an Asian girl, I guess Su-chin was her name, was "picketing" in front of Women Now and told her that the baby had finger nails. No baby deserved to be murdered. Every baby has the right to live.

Still, she went inside. When she was there she changed her mind.

So she decided to keep the baby. With the help of Leah they found a beautiful couple who were married for five years, but couldn't have a baby. She told her parents about it, yada, yada, yada...

I don't want to tell you the whole story.

I just want to say that I like the twists and turns and the lessons learned.


*Ellen Page and Olivia Thirlby are best friends in real life...I sure like their on-screen chemistry.

*Allison Janney was great in playing the cool step-mom

*I think I like Diablo Cody's style...hope the script wins an Oscar

Well, she did

*Great directing by Jason Reitman

*I really hope Ellen Page wins! (Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role)...but if not, at least she was nominated against great actresses like Cate Blanchet, Julie Christie, Laura Linney and Marion Cotillard. If Ellen Page wins, she'll be youngest (because she just turned 21 last Feb. 21 years (and 218 days) 

Marlee Matlin for Children of a Lesser God (1986) is the "reigning" youngest Best Actress winner)

Nerisa G. Cabral's Bukas Luluhod Ang Mga Tala (1984) Parental Guidance

Featuring the songs composed by the genius called Willy Cruz and international pop songs (covers) Copied and pasted from imdb : A S...