Juno

Juno

Juno

Juno (Ellen Page), is a whip-smart teen confronting an unplanned pregnancy by her classmate Bleeker (Michael Cera). Juno’s hot best friend Leah (Olivia Thirlby) helps her find her unborn child a 'perfect' set of parents: a wealthy suburban couple, Mark and Vanessa (Jason Bateman and Jennifer Garner), who long for a child. Juno’s parents support her through the rollercoaster ride of coming close to adulthood.

Best Original Screenplay at the Academy Awards and BAFTAs in 2008
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Variety

Variety

press

The way the torrents of archly amusing, vocabulary-bending dialogue trip off the tongues of the characters, you know you’re in the hands of some manner of distinctive writer, and she would be Diablo Cody -- a young scribe very handy at shotgunning bright teen quips, as well as catching the attitudes of two distinct types of adults...

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Sunday Star-Times

Sunday Star-Times

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Juno is one of those rare films that you expect little from, but 90 minutes later you walk out of the cinema expecting more from other films because it's so quirky and fresh.

4.0
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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

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Page gives Juno just the right amount of vulnerability and honesty, ensuring she's not just a cynical motormouth, but there isn't a single dud performance. However, the real star is Diablo's script...

4.0
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Newshub

Newshub

press

Juno is one of those films you can't help telling all your mates about IMMEDIATELY.

Its also one of the films which defies genre and target marketing, and isn't easily slotted into a box.

5.0
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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

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A sharp-edged, sweet-centred, warm-hearted coming-of-age movie that’s always just that little bit smarter than you think it is....

4.0
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Dominion Post

Dominion Post

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With all its surprising idiosyncrasies, Juno provides much more than a simple coming-of-age story and while, at times a little too self-conscious for its own good, both the film and Page's Oscar nominations are well-deserved.

4.0
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Christchurch Press

Christchurch Press

press

What a great film! I love Juno so much I want to pick up and hug it; it's so heartbreakingly adorable. In this crazy mixed-up world where happily ever-after doesn't exist, teenage girls grow up way too fast and grown men not at all, Juno is a ray of light.

4.0
0

Stupid

This was one of the most stupiest movies I have ever seen. For one thing it's almost like the tv show the secretn life of an american teenager excipet Amy in that show is 15 and much more muture and realistic. Juno doesn't even want care about having an open adoption and doesn' want to see her baby again. Do you really think that any pragnet mom is not...

2.0
0

Clever and lovable take on a simple premise

Well, I surely disagree with the statement (this movie tried to hard!). Infact it was more like Juno's line to Bleeker "your really cool, without trying to be" or something like that. This script is top class such a witty and clever take on a situation that was quite ordinary, another reason why this movie was not so "try hard". Helen page is great! you...

5.0
0

Perhaps more strippers, secretaries and social miscriants should take up script writing.

Oh can't that ellan page act! So it may be a homage to all the indie films that scraped by on a budget (without recognition) and made it smooth with cash. But it's sharp it's funny and so good. Perhaps more strippers, secretaries and social miscriants should take up script writing.

4.0
0

Long Live Movies about Misfit Teens

I loved this movie despite the trashing a lot of people have given it for being too 'try hard'. I loved it for the characters and the fact they were all interesting and different people. I loved Juno & Bleeker, and Juno's parents, and I loved the sarcasm and the smart arse attitudes. Movies about teen misfits always cheer me up (I was one myself) and I...

5.0
0

Agree with Andrew

I couldn't agree with the site's review more. Completely unremarkable and thoroughly self aware The dialogue was shockingly pretentious and sometimes just plain lame I too found Juno annoying as hell It tried so desepratley hard to be cool and it just wasn't. Totally undeserving of Oscar nominations! Michael Cera owned the movie for me

2.0
0

Welcome to the A-list

Every now and then a new star comes out of nowhere and heads straight to the A-list and Ellen Page's acting ability and screen charisma suggests she is the latest to take a shortcut to the top (I didn't see Hard Candy and am assuming a lot of others didn't either so am ignoring it for the sake of added emphasis). Lesser actors would have struggled with a...

4.0
0

One in a million

Smart, funny, sweet and topical, I loved this movie. Great actors in a movie with such an original premise. Jennifer Garner was heart-breaking and Ellen paige was everything the role called for and more. I would recommend this to anyone, it truely is universally loveable .

5.0
0

Ellen Page is Brilliant

Some people don’t like this movie. Over rated, over hyped, too witty to be believable, precious, phoney, too hip, contrived, unrealistic. smug, overdone, characters that exist nowhere in reality, absurd dialogue, overly articulate, verbal diarrhoea. Firstly, don’t ever go to see a movie expecting it to be the greatest movie ever. You WILL be...

5.0
0

so great

I knew the reviews for this were good going in, but still I was incredibly impressed. What a great film. Smart, funny, off kilter, unpredictable and touching. I loved it. Page is amazing.

5.0
0

One of the funniest and sad movies ever, a must see

This movie is a must. the must see comedy drama of the year and a movie to see at the theartre. to be honest i had just seen meet the spartans before this and this is funnier and better written even more in comparrison to the latest crap spoof movie. the best comedy made about a pregnant 16 year old, a shy geek who just got de-flowered and an asian girl...

5.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

The way the torrents of archly amusing, vocabulary-bending dialogue trip off the tongues of the characters, you know you’re in the hands of some manner of distinctive writer, and she would be Diablo Cody -- a young scribe very handy at shotgunning bright teen quips, as well as catching the attitudes of two distinct types of adults...

0
Sunday Star-Times

Sunday Star-Times

press

Juno is one of those rare films that you expect little from, but 90 minutes later you walk out of the cinema expecting more from other films because it's so quirky and fresh.

4.0
0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

Page gives Juno just the right amount of vulnerability and honesty, ensuring she's not just a cynical motormouth, but there isn't a single dud performance. However, the real star is Diablo's script...

4.0
0
Newshub

Newshub

press

Juno is one of those films you can't help telling all your mates about IMMEDIATELY.

Its also one of the films which defies genre and target marketing, and isn't easily slotted into a box.

5.0
0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

A sharp-edged, sweet-centred, warm-hearted coming-of-age movie that’s always just that little bit smarter than you think it is....

4.0
0
Dominion Post

Dominion Post

press

With all its surprising idiosyncrasies, Juno provides much more than a simple coming-of-age story and while, at times a little too self-conscious for its own good, both the film and Page's Oscar nominations are well-deserved.

4.0
0
Christchurch Press

Christchurch Press

press

What a great film! I love Juno so much I want to pick up and hug it; it's so heartbreakingly adorable. In this crazy mixed-up world where happily ever-after doesn't exist, teenage girls grow up way too fast and grown men not at all, Juno is a ray of light.

4.0
0

Stupid

This was one of the most stupiest movies I have ever seen. For one thing it's almost like the tv show the secretn life of an american teenager excipet Amy in that show is 15 and much more muture and realistic. Juno doesn't even want care about having an open adoption and doesn' want to see her baby again. Do you really think that any pragnet mom is not...

2.0
0

Clever and lovable take on a simple premise

Well, I surely disagree with the statement (this movie tried to hard!). Infact it was more like Juno's line to Bleeker "your really cool, without trying to be" or something like that. This script is top class such a witty and clever take on a situation that was quite ordinary, another reason why this movie was not so "try hard". Helen page is great! you...

5.0
0

Perhaps more strippers, secretaries and social miscriants should take up script writing.

Oh can't that ellan page act! So it may be a homage to all the indie films that scraped by on a budget (without recognition) and made it smooth with cash. But it's sharp it's funny and so good. Perhaps more strippers, secretaries and social miscriants should take up script writing.

4.0
0

Long Live Movies about Misfit Teens

I loved this movie despite the trashing a lot of people have given it for being too 'try hard'. I loved it for the characters and the fact they were all interesting and different people. I loved Juno & Bleeker, and Juno's parents, and I loved the sarcasm and the smart arse attitudes. Movies about teen misfits always cheer me up (I was one myself) and...

5.0
0

Agree with Andrew

I couldn't agree with the site's review more. Completely unremarkable and thoroughly self aware The dialogue was shockingly pretentious and sometimes just plain lame I too found Juno annoying as hell It tried so desepratley hard to be cool and it just wasn't. Totally undeserving of Oscar nominations! Michael Cera owned the movie for me

2.0
0

Welcome to the A-list

Every now and then a new star comes out of nowhere and heads straight to the A-list and Ellen Page's acting ability and screen charisma suggests she is the latest to take a shortcut to the top (I didn't see Hard Candy and am assuming a lot of others didn't either so am ignoring it for the sake of added emphasis). Lesser actors would have struggled with a...

4.0
0

One in a million

Smart, funny, sweet and topical, I loved this movie. Great actors in a movie with such an original premise. Jennifer Garner was heart-breaking and Ellen paige was everything the role called for and more. I would recommend this to anyone, it truely is universally loveable .

5.0
0

Ellen Page is Brilliant

Some people don’t like this movie. Over rated, over hyped, too witty to be believable, precious, phoney, too hip, contrived, unrealistic. smug, overdone, characters that exist nowhere in reality, absurd dialogue, overly articulate, verbal diarrhoea. Firstly, don’t ever go to see a movie expecting it to be the greatest movie ever. You WILL be...

5.0
0

so great

I knew the reviews for this were good going in, but still I was incredibly impressed. What a great film. Smart, funny, off kilter, unpredictable and touching. I loved it. Page is amazing.

5.0
0

One of the funniest and sad movies ever, a must see

This movie is a must. the must see comedy drama of the year and a movie to see at the theartre. to be honest i had just seen meet the spartans before this and this is funnier and better written even more in comparrison to the latest crap spoof movie. the best comedy made about a pregnant 16 year old, a shy geek who just got de-flowered and an asian girl...

5.0
0