Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Jason Reitman - "Juno"
So here's this season's 'Little Miss Sunshine' - small-time indie comedy goes BOOM! Well, this one's arguably better. You've already seen this, so no point in me going too far into detail. Ellen Page (who's all of 21 now, yet a serious veteran of TV and film) plays a teenie of 16 who gets herself knocked up by her best friend/love interest (the nerdy but likeable Michael Cera). Wacky hijinks ensue, and her decision to give up her unborn spawn to childless couple Jennifer Garner and Jason Bateman (both charmingly human) has some small hitches, too. But it's all in good fun, and this lighthearted look at the reality of parenthood is both fun and funny, and despite some potentially questionable content, this one would probably be fine for most teens (thus the PG-13 rating). I liked it just fine, though, too, and despite the hype being a little overbearing, it's worth a look.