I think that anyone who has watched the movie and did not pick up on the emotional mess that Juno was going through with the whole thing missed an awful lot of the movie. I thought that the main reason that she spent so much time with the couple adopting the baby was to be comfortable with the life her baby would have. She knew she could not raise the baby, but would only feel comfortable with giving the baby up if she was satisfied with the life the baby would be living. She found herself liking it so much she was drawn to live it herself a bit.Originally Posted by dagwood;2754068;
Further,Click to see Spoiler:I think the scene after she's given birth - the tears, her dad saying that she'd be there again someday on her own terms, and the dramatic switch from being the sarcastic quick-witted girl to just ... silent ... really showed how much she was hurting. The writer respected and trusted the audience enough to be able to see how much she was hurting without having a "Wow, Juno is so depressed, she's having a hard time with this" whispers in the hall that would have made the movie so cheap. But the emotion was most certainly there.