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Juno Makes Me Happy

Lil Big Screen: Juno Wins an Award in My Book

I finally went to see the Golden Globe nominated movie Juno this weekend. Before entering the theater, I knew three things; it was a comedy with a great cast and the main character was a pregnant teenager.

Not only did I love the movie, but also the cast was outstanding. Break through actress Ellen Page made me fall in love with her character. I am bummed that the film didn't win Best Picture, but I didn't see all the movies that were nominated. To see more about my Junotastic experience,


The film was comedic genius. My husband and I already want to see it again as we missed some dialogue due to the entire audience roaring in laughter. But at times we also had tears in our eyes and fluttering hearts.

I hadn't realized that adoption would be a focus in the film and loved how they handled the topic of teenage pregnancy. While Juno's parents were shocked and appalled at her becoming pregnant, as many would be, they were also supportive. And casting the adoptive mother, Jennifer Garner, in the light they did was especially endearing to me. Since I don't want to spoil the movie for you, I will just say that it made me proud to be a mother.

Leaving the film, I wondered how many kids would be able to do what Juno did. Some may say her decision was brave and others would argue it was stupid, but it made me wish that every unplanned pregnancy had a happy ending. Sadly, I know it was just a movie, but can't help but hope life would imitate art.

Do you think you could have pulled a Juno as a junior in high school?


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CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 9 years
Ellen broke through with "hard candy" not this movie.
katiekat katiekat 9 years
ohh I LOVED this move! Didn't want it to end. The following day, I was even thinking that I would love to go & see it again!
Liss1 Liss1 9 years
I really want to see this movie i am going to try and go friday night if my sister gets out of work in time.
blackjade blackjade 9 years
This movie is great. I thought it really showed teen pregnancy from a different angle - with a little more humor and bite but without losing the seriousness of it. Ellen Page was great!
Angelica Angelica 9 years
Yeah I love the parenting moments too. My friend started crying when the dad told Juno "one day you'll be here on your own terms." I didn't get teary, but it was definitely a heartwarming moment in a really comedic flick. Loved it!
uptown_girl uptown_girl 9 years
I totally loved this movie too! I can't say what I would do in her shoes. I have no clue. I have to say adoption would of been hard, but I love the way it was shown in this movie. (I'm trying really hard here NOT to give it away!) All I'll say is, I knew what kind of ending it would have after the mall scene. Loved it...
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
I need to see this movie stil!!!
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