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Juno (2007)

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94

Average Rating: 8.1/10
Reviews Counted: 205
Fresh: 193 | Rotten: 12

One of the brightest, funniest comedies of the year, Juno's smart script and direction are matched by assured performances in a coming of age story with a 21st century twist.

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Average Rating: 8.3/10
Critic Reviews: 43
Fresh: 43 | Rotten: 0

One of the brightest, funniest comedies of the year, Juno's smart script and direction are matched by assured performances in a coming of age story with a 21st century twist.

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When a teenage girl is faced with an unexpected pregnancy, she enlists the aid of her best friend in finding the unborn child a suitable home in this coming-of-age comedy drama from Thank You for Smoking director Jason Reitman. Juno (Ellen Page) may seem wise beyond her years, but after sleeping with classmate Bleeker (Michael Cera), the pregnant teen quickly realizes how little she really knows about life. Thankfully, Juno has been blessed with parents (J.K. Simmons and Allison Janney) who

PG-13,

Drama, Comedy

Diablo Cody

Apr 15, 2008

$143.4M

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Screenwriter Diablo Cody and director Jason Reitman make Juno the marvelously un-still center of a wistfully acerbic comedy that qualifies as a feminized version of Knocked Up.

October 18, 2008 Full Review Source: NPR.org
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Fierce without being cruel, sweet without becoming saccharine, and never short of hilarious, it's not only the best comedy of the year, but one of the best films, period.

September 18, 2008 Full Review Source: The New Republic
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Juno comes on all wisecracking and aren't-we-clever, but don't be surprised if you find yourself getting choked up -- with happy tears -- by the end.

December 21, 2007
Miami Herald
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Juno is the best movie of the year. It's the best screenplay of the year, and it features the best actress of the year working with the best acting ensemble of the year.

December 21, 2007 Full Review Source: Detroit News
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By its end, Juno, in its guilelessly chatty way, touches the heart -- and yes, I had tears in my eyes. This movie works, on its own terms.

December 14, 2007 Full Review Source: Seattle Times
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The best thing about this movie is that for all its wiseacre badinage, it's utterly believable about the most basic of human situations.

December 14, 2007 Full Review Source: Toronto Star
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A bouncing baby that seems destined to grow into a classic.

October 14, 2012 Full Review Source: TheShiznit.co.uk
TheShiznit.co.uk

Sadly, while Juno may be able to carry a big bun in her oven, this film can't quite bear the heavy burden of expectation so well.

July 14, 2011 Full Review Source: Digital Spy
Digital Spy

Indie film has the same success rate as Hollywood spectacle and for the same reason--reliance on well worn stereotypes and cliché--but it's the good stuff that comes along that makes all the dreck worth sitting through. Juno is the good stuff.

March 29, 2011 Full Review Source: ComingSoon.net
ComingSoon.net

'Juno' is on some counts unrealistic and does not probe deeply, but it has undeniable charm.

October 13, 2009 Full Review Source: ReelTalk Movie Reviews
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

Ellen Page's performance is the key to Juno's journey, and she unerringly nuances her character's blithe self-assuredness with just the right notes of uncertainty and innocence.

October 29, 2008 Full Review Source: Decent Films Guide
Decent Films Guide

Juno is the best kind of comedy: one that makes you laugh, but not at the expense of your emotions.

October 18, 2008 Full Review Source: Q Network Film Desk
Q Network Film Desk

One of the best films of the year.

October 18, 2008 Full Review Source: Bullz-Eye.com
Bullz-Eye.com

Jason Reitman directs Juno with just the light touch it needs, and Page is surrounded by terrific supporting performances all around. This could be the sleeper hit of the year.

October 18, 2008 Full Review Source: San Diego Metropolitan
San Diego Metropolitan

Even if you knew nothing of Juno going in, it's easy to pick up on the fact that the movie's voice is unlike any you've heard in a while -- it's totally fresh, in every sense of the word.

October 1, 2008 Full Review Source: Hollywood.com
Hollywood.com

Right from the beginning when Juno is chugging away on Sunny D, we want to see watch she will say and do next.

September 4, 2008 Full Review Source: The Scorecard Review
The Scorecard Review

The fact that the film deals with teenage pregnancy - and doesn't preach at all - is a feat of filmmaking.

August 18, 2008 Full Review Source: 7M Pictures
7M Pictures

Juno is a great little movie, and its quirky, intelligent approach to teenage characters could teach a thing or two to the makers of teen horror flicks.

July 5, 2008 Full Review Source: ESplatter
ESplatter

Being the hipster movie of the year presents a couple of problems. One is that hipsters are kind of annoying.

June 29, 2008 Full Review Source: KyleSmithOnline.com | Comments (46)
KyleSmithOnline.com

(Juno) is perfectly clever and perfectly paced.

May 26, 2008 Full Review Source: WJFK-FM (CBS Radio)
WJFK-FM (CBS Radio)

Don't tell this to Jamie Lynn Spears, but there can be some humor behind a 16-year-old getting pregnant.

May 20, 2008 Full Review Source: Watertown Daily Times | Comment (1)
Watertown Daily Times

Gilmore Girls gone wild... [Blu-Ray review]

April 20, 2008
Groucho Reviews

Excels in smart, stylishly rude, tangy teen dialogue, courtesy of screenwriter and former stripper and phone sex operator, Diablo Cody, boasting career choices that have assisted her in perfecting talking dirty on screen into a science, I guess.

April 5, 2008 Full Review Source: NewsBlaze
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Audience Reviews for Juno

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September 26, 2008
brooklynspo

Super Reviewer

There were many great films that came out around 2007 and 2008, and this one proved to be in the top tier.

After a fling with her longtime pal leaves her pregnant, snarky, witty, and smart 16 year-old Juno MacGuff decides to do the right thing and give her baby up for adoption to a seemingly perfect yuppie couple unable to have kids of their own.

It's a coming-of-age romantic comedy, that might be the best entry in either of those two categories I've seen. This is a very sharply written, finely observed film that is irresistibly heartwarming, charming, and moving. Though Juno is more of a stylized ideal than anything else, she represents the kind of teenage girl we need to see more of in real life. She's a good belng of being smart, yet far from perfect.

This was the "indie darling" of its year, but I don't see that as a bad thing. This movie is a great example of why I love indies from time to time. There's excellent writing (and thankfully the 'teen speak' isn't overdone), lots of heart, depth, and humor, and some great performances to boot.

I mean, you get top notch work from EVERYONE here, but especially Page, Garner, Thirlby, and Janney.

I know I'm praising this film a lot, and, while it is justified, part of why I love this film is that I have a personal and emotional connection to it. A little pain is involved, but despite some bitter-sweetness, this film is tied to an important part of my life, and I would be a worse off person without this film.

I highly recommend this, because, even though my connection to it can't be shared by everyone, this film is still brilliant without having such a deep meaning for me.
July 10, 2013
cosmo313
Chris Weber

Super Reviewer

"Juno" is one of the most loveable teen films in the past decade. Filled with tons of heart and tons of light comedy, this film takes a simple story of a 16-year-old girl getting pregnant and makes it into this beautiful story revolving around character development, character chemistry, and learning lessons between right and wrong. This is not only a nice teen/dramedy flick, but it also serves as a school lesson for young teens and what problems could arise in these situations. Definitely one of my favourite films of 2007. I loved the unique direction and the script is very very well written. There is just so much to love about this little film!
June 16, 2013
KJ Proulx

Super Reviewer

    1. Juno MacGuff: Despite the fact that I'm in a fatsuit that I can't take off..
    – Submitted by April W (5 months ago)
    1. Mac MacGuff: I didn't think he had it in him.
    2. Leah: I know right?
    – Submitted by Vanessa T (6 months ago)
    1. Juno MacGuff: I'm just like losing my faith with humanity.
    – Submitted by Andrea M (13 months ago)
    1. Juno MacGuff: I need to know that it's possible that two people can stay happy together forever.
    – Submitted by Andrea M (13 months ago)
    1. Juno MacGuff: I don't know what kind of girl I am.
    – Submitted by Andrea M (13 months ago)
    1. Juno MacGuff: As far as boyfriends go, Paulie Bleeker is totally boss. He is the cheese to my macaroni. And, I know that people are supposed to fall in love before they reproduce, but... I guess normalcy isn't really our style.
    – Submitted by Jo K (2 years ago)
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