Juno

Title: Juno

Starring Actor(s)/Actress(es): Ellen Page, Michael Cera, Jennifer Garner, Jason Bateman, J.K. Simmons

Genre: Comedy/Drama

Status: In Theaters

Release Date: 12/25/2007

Plot Summary: The story of Juno (Page), a 16 year old girl who gets pregnant with her friend’s baby, and her decision for what to do with it.

Review: AWESOME little indie movie. It’s just one of those movies that leaves you with an overall sense of closure. It’s a great, topical storyline (set in Minnesota, no less), with characters and situations that are very easy to get into and identify with. There are some moments where it gets a little weird, but it’s part of what makes the story so good. Michael Cera showed a little more of a serious role in this one compared to his earlier film from this year, Superbad, but he did just as well. I’ve never heard of Ellen Page before this movie (though I had heard that Hard Candy (2005) was pretty intense), but she is a great actress. She had the perfect, odd-and-intelligent-yet-witty sound for the part that made almost everything she said quite comical (except for the serious parts, of course). I would say that this is, at the very least in the top 3 movies I’ve seen in 2007. I’m just starting to get into these types of films, and if they all turn out like this one, I’m glad I started.

Rating: 5/5

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