You know, they call me the cautionary whale

It's a good thing that I went to Kroger in my pyjamas that one time, because otherwise I think this would have turned entirely into a pop culture and movie-reviewing blog. Don't expect that to end anytime soon. My movie-viewings are usually more exciting than my real life.

And so, with no further ado, I bring you... Juno!

I am really glad to be able to say that I've seen Juno. It makes me feel like that much more of a legitimate moviegoer, since my Oscar-nominee-viewing was - pre-Juno - at three, and none of those had been nominated for something important like Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor/Actress or Best Supporting Actor/Actress. I have, however, seen some of the finest nominees, I'm sure, in the categories of Best Makeup, Best Sound Editing and Best Original Song. So... go srah. Very deep and high-brow.

The thing that has surprised me most about Juno is just its popularity. I thought it was going to be too "young" for some people, too "indie" for others or too "teen pregnancy" for some, but everyone I've talked to has just loved it. I did too, but then I'm a sucker for a young, indie teen pregnancy movie. Who isn't?

I've come to realize recently that what I like in books or in movies is:

  1. character/relationship development
  2. witty, clever dialogue
  3. an appreciation for language and a playfulness with words

Juno does all of these things very well. The characters are interesting, the things they have to say are interesting and the way they say them is the most interesting of all.

"That ain't no etch-a-sketch. This is one doodle that can't be un-did, homeskillet."

srah - Monday, 28 January 2008 - 8:41 PM
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Comments (3)

gravatar Kathy - January 28, 2008 - 9:18 PM -

I've yet to see Juno, but I picked up the soundtrack a few weeks ago, and I'm happy to see Kimya Dawson getting some exposure. That surprises me too: not only the movie's popularity, but the music's.

gravatar Gretchen - January 28, 2008 - 10:37 PM -

"Your eggo is preggo, no doubt about it." Loved Juno! The soundtrack rules, too.

gravatar Emiline - January 29, 2008 - 2:25 PM -

I loved this movie! I really hope it wins some awards, but I'm not counting on it.
Isn't it weird how Rainn Wilson will appear in random shows and movies?

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