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    Quote Originally Posted by dagwood;2754068;
    Amen to that. A lot of people look at it as "the easy way out". I have been there, done that. I gave up a little girl when I was 19 and it was the hardest thing I have ever had to do, ever. I did it because I knew it was what was best for her. It is nice to see movies that show teenagers can make that kind of difficult decision and think of something other than themselves.
    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.

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    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.

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    I haven't seen the movie, yet but I am glad to see what you put in the spoilers. You're right, anything else would cheapen it.
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    I cannot wait to see this. I may have to wait till it comes out to rent because I don't want to go alone and I don't really know where the theatres are here. But darn it all. I will see this. It's so high on my must see list.

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    I just saw this movie, it was fantastic!
    The discussion between the parents after Juno drops her bomb made me laugh especially because it was just so real and so possible.
    I was getting uncomfortable with
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    the relationship between the adoptive father and Juno.. if the writer would have taken it to a place where they shared a kiss or hinted at the possibility of a future together it would have ruined the whole flim.


    I think I'll be watching this movie a few more times.
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    I saw Juno Thursday night...and I hate to be the only contrary opinion here, but I was not that bowled over by the movie. I thought the cast did an amazing job with the script they had; I don't fault them for the shortcomings. It was just a well-produced After School Special, as far as I am concerned. It certainly wasn't a comedy, and it wasn't a drama. Juno's dad and step-mother were a bit too glib for me, the friend--who was the only funny character--was cut short, and Michael Cera's character was only a shade more than a cypher. The only character that rang true to life was Jason Bateman's and he was obviously vilified; Jennifer Garner's character creeped me out more with her pathological need to be a mother. And if I never hear the Moldy Peaches again before I die, it will be too soon. On the plus side, Ellen Page can clearly make a great performance out of a thin script, so I hope to see her in more--and better--movies soon.

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    Juno has got to be the best movie I've seen in a long time.
    The dialog was amazing,
    The characters too.
    Honest to blog, you've got to see it if you havent already!
    I'm glad they picked Ellen Page, from a later year's Hard Candy, because of how random she actually is. Her role wasn't really a role, just play time.
    The music was etremely Wizard. I had to buy the soudtrack, and I'm waiting for the movie to hit DVD.
    I need it.

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    I thought the movie sucked and was trying way too hard to come across as this edgy work of art. It took itself way too seriously. The dialogue was cheesy and unbelievable, too much reliance was on the "clever" quips Juno spouted at every possible opportunity but sadly she rarely ever said anything clever. The whole movie tried (much too hard) to be clever but fell so short.

    This review summed up some of my feelings nicely: "Here’s the problem I have with Diablo Cody: she seems like the kind of hipster who not only uses a vintage lunch box for a purse, but, more importantly, insists you know she uses a vintage lunch box as a purse. Her screenwriting debut, the alt-chick teen pregnancy dramedy “Juno,” is overloaded with clumsy pop culture references and sloppy monologues about obscure indie-culture darlings that it plays less like an actual story and more like a checklist of cool things Cody knows exists. This movie is one big sweaty poseur-palooza. It’s a vintage lunch box purse, with nothing in it."

    I get that 15 y/o girls will like this movie a lot, that's cool. I'm surprised so many older people do as I thought more could see through the obvious wannabe edgy boring predictable excuse of a film.

    I am glad it won no Golden Globes.

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    Jennifer Garner's character creeped me out more with her pathological need to be a mother.
    Unfortunately I have known a number of women who couldn't get pregnant. They so desperately wanted a child and Jennifer Garner's character reminded me so much of these women...
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    Quote Originally Posted by buglover;2747378;
    My fiance took his teenage daughters to see this movie. Apparently the adults in the theater walked out shaking their heads and talking about how it glorified teenage pregnancy. Did any of you think this?

    no.

    I'm not good with wording things. It was well written and beautifully acted.

    floored my friends and I.

    Well done.
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    I was apathetic towards the film. It was well done and the acting was great, but I think I was over-hyped for the film. Still good though.

    Is it just me or does Micheal Cera play the SAME character in everything he does?

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