Juno



Title: Juno
Directed by: Jason Reitman
Written by: Diablo Cody
Year: 2007

This film is about sixteen-year-old Juno who accidentally becomes pregnant with the child of her best friend. It tells the story about her pregnancy, her will to keep the child and give it away to loving parents who will care for it. However, even though her intentions are good, it soon becomes apparent that life is seldom as easy as that.

Does this sound boring to you? It is not! Behind a fairly menial story hides a brilliant script enacted by at least one brilliant actress (Ellen Page as Juno, who happens to be excessively cute as well). Although the story is not very interesting, it is well worth the time just to listen to the dialogues. The character Juno is a masterpiece in every way, her prompt, often sarcastic lines, always spot on (this is true for several other characters as well, but is most prominent and Juno).

In another film, this has the potential to earn five snails, but since a film consists of more than just dialogue, I will not go as far as to give Juno such a grade. Instead, I settle for four snails, but with the added reminder that four on my scale means that you ought to check out this film. The likelihood is that you will like it even more than I did, especially if you find the story more entertaining than I did.

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