In a nutshell: Juno is a self-assured teenager, but her confidence takes a knock when she finds herself pregnant. But she does what any normal girl would do – she sets out to find adoptive parents for her soon-to-be-born baby.
JUNO is the story of a 16-year-old girl who falls pregnant after a one-night stand.
This modern take on the trials and tribulations facing today’s teens is packed with witty one-liners delivered by a hilarious cast, including Superbad’s Michael Cera as Paulie Bleeker, father to Juno’s unborn child.
Throughout Juno’s pregnancy she encounters a variety of issues that most adults would struggle to deal with, like trying to find the right people to adopt her child.
But Juno’s reactions to such issues only add to the comedic value, as she employs classic teenage strategies such as trying to act utterly un-phased by these situations.
Juno is a balanced combination of real life and humour, contrasting moments of high poignancy with sheer hilarity. This up to date version of the traditional happy-ever-after story manages to remain light-hearted and entertaining and is well worth watching.
JUNO has an unusual way of coping with an unexpected pregnancy, with the dad being neighbour and friend Paulie Bleeker.
Throw in the unborn child’s potential adoptive parents Mark (Jason Bateman) and Vanessa’s (Jennifer Garner) marriage crisis and you’re bound to have emotional fireworks!
Recognising Michael Cera (Paulie) from the psychotically funny Superbad, my hopes were unrealistically high for this teen spoof starring Ellen Page.
With some good laughs and an imaginative plot, this film was a mix of emotional, tugging at the heart-strings moments and downright nasty humour. However, despite the comedy value it left me unfulfilled and with such a different plot it had the potential to be so much more.