Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Juno hits the mark

The latest cinematic offering from writer Diabalo Cody and director Jason Reitman is the incredibly well scripted and enjoyable to watch Juno (PG-13).

Juno MacGuff (Ellen Page), is not your everyday 16 year old girl. After finding out she is pregnant, she is faced with a decision regarding not only her future but also the future of her unborn child.

She decides to give the baby up for adoption with the full support of the father, her friend Paulie Bleeker (Michael Cera, Superbad).  After searching the newspaper classifieds, she seems  to find the perfect couple living in the suburbs for her baby.

However, things take a turn for the worse and the audience waits to see whether Juno truly does have what it takes to create a happy ending for all.

Juno finds herself face to face with the reality of adulthood at a time in her life when she just isn’t ready. This provides a moving message, to which people of all ages and walks of life can relate.

We give this movie “two thumbs up”.

Cody writes with slashing witty comments and pleasantly simple humor. Still, the script wouldn’t have gone far without the brilliant direction of Reitman.
This sharp comedy gives us a true look at what it takes to love like a mother, a significant other and a best friend.

Guest writer Jonny Lampen contributed to this review.

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