Watch 8 Movie Clips from JUNO

     November 29, 2007

The end of every year always has great movies. This is due to the studios flooding the market with their Oscar bait, hoping the members of the Academy pick their film for an award or two. And while some years are better than others, this year is far and away the best in recent memory.

Which brings me to “Juno.”

If you haven’t yet heard the deafening buzz about this movie, let me add some fuel to the fire. “Juno” is a refreshingly honest portrayal of a teenager who has to deal with an unplanned pregnancy. Playing Juno is Ellen Page, and she gives one hell of a performance. While watching I never saw her acting…I just saw a teenager trying to figure out what to do and how to deal with a difficult situation.

The film was written by Diablo Cody, and there is a reason why she’s the flavor of the day. Her dialogue is razor sharp and real, with characters that are three dimensional and not the usual cardboard cutouts that we always seem to watch in every movie. With the amount of films I see every week, it’s a joy to see something that surprised me in so many ways.

Starring alongside Ellen Page is a pretty big cast…perhaps you recognize some of the names… Michael Cera, Jason Bateman, Jennifer Garner, J.K. Simmons,Olivia Thirlby, Allison Janney and Rainn Wilson. All give great performances, but credit once again has to be given to Diablo Cody for writing such great dialogue.

Anyway, in the coming days I’ll be doing some interviews with the cast, you can expect them to be online next week. Until then, here’s the official synopsis and 8 clips from the movie.

“Juno” will be released in Los Angeles and New York on Wednesday, December 5th.

“Juno” stars Ellen Page as the title character, a whip-smart teen confronting an unplanned pregnancy by her classmate Bleeker (Michael Cera). With the help of her best friend Leah (Thirlby), Juno finds her unborn child a “perfect” set of parents: an affluent suburban couple, Mark and Vanessa (Bateman and Garner), longing to adopt. Luckily, Juno has the total support of her parents (Simmons and Janney) as she faces some tough decisions, flirts with adulthood and ultimately figures out where she belongs.

I think its best you just tell them

Anything but this

Like the city in Alaska

It´s not set in stone

more clips on page 2 —–&gt


That was magical

You´re being real immature

It´s not easy for sure

I think I´m in love with you

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