Juno (2007)

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Critic Consensus: 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 … More

Rating: PG-13 (for mature thematic material, sexual content and language)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Diablo Cody
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 15, 2008
Box Office: $143.4M
Runtime:
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Cast


as Juno MacGuff

as Paulie Bleeker

as Vanessa Loring

as Mark Loring

as Bren MacGuff

as Mac MacGuff

as Gerta Rauss

as Rendazo, Steve

as Daniel Clark

as Bleeker's Mom

as Su-Chin

as Punk Receptionist

as Ultrasound Technicia...

as Guy Lab Partner

as Girl Lab Partner

as Liberty Bell

as Chemistry Teacher

as Tough Girl

as Pretty-to-Goth Girl

as Katrina De Voort

as Tack Announcer

as Sex Ed Teacher

as RPG Nerd

as Vanessa's Friend No....

as Delivery Room Doctor

as Vanessa's Friend No....

as Dancing Elk Track Te...

as kids smile photo

as kids smile photo

as kids smile photo

as ultrasound baby

as Rendazo, Steve
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Critic Reviews for Juno

All Critics (206) | Top Critics (43)

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.

Full Review… | October 18, 2008
NPR.org
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | September 18, 2008
The New Republic
Top Critic

A bouncing baby that seems destined to grow into a classic.

Full Review… | October 14, 2012
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.

Full Review… | July 14, 2011
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.

Full Review… | March 29, 2011
ComingSoon.net

Director Jason Reitman carefully weaves the films eccentricities along with its progressive tone to create an amusing and informative - if not flawed - comedy.

Full Review… | July 6, 2010
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Audience Reviews for Juno

½

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brooklynspo
Bob Stinson

Super Reviewer

Touching, Heartwarming, funny, compelling, intelligent, i cant even stress how good a movie this is. Watch it, own it.

jmanard52
John Manard

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.

cosmo313
Chris Weber

Super Reviewer

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