We’d heard the buzz about Juno for the past couple weeks and we dropped our $23.50 this morning to check it out for ourselves. It was a fantastic film! The film centers on 16-year-old Juno, who finds out she is pregnant as the film opens. She decides she’s going to give her baby up to adoption and finds the perfect couple (at least she thinks they’re perfect) to give it to.
The film is wicked smart, reminding me a lot of Little Miss Sunshine and Waitress. Like those two films, this one has a great cast too. Juno is a breakout role for Ellen Page (who is probably most recognizable as Kitty Pryde from X-Men 3). Allison Janney and J.K. Simmons are Juno’s supportive parents. Michael Cera is the boy who got her pregnant. Jason Bateman and Jennifer Garner are the adoptive parents.
The film is in limited release for awards season (it’s already up for three Golden Globe awards, including Best Actress for Ellen Page and Best Picture-Comedy or Musical). It opens wide in January. We both highly recommend it! This trailer gives you a small sample of the excellence.