7/29/08

'Juno' another little bit of sunshine...

Why have I described this as 'another little bit of sunshine'? Because it has that same charming, funny, quirky and heartwarming feel as that other big indie movie smash hit - Little Miss Sunshine.

Juno is an unexpected little gem of a movie, that quickly draws you in thanks to a wonderful performance by Ellen Page as the unexpectedly pregnant teen with a feisty attitude to life. She is surrounded by a very strong support cast of fine actors including Jennifer Garner, Jason Bateman who is now appearing in Hancock, J K Simmons one of those faces you know, and a scene stealing performance by Allison Janney as the wonderfully supportive and feisty stepmom.

The subject matter of this movie might put some people off, as it's about yet another teen pregnancy. But I urge you to give it a chance, especially if you enjoyed Little Miss Sunshine, but just generally if you like a movie that's not an in your face Hollywood blockbuster.

Juno thoroughly deserves it's Oscar for Best Original Screenplay and Ellen Page is undoubtedly a star of the future in the making.

9 comments:

Mary said...

I liked this one too, Sarah!

Vintage Tea said...

I watched this movie on a plane journey and wasn't expecting to enjoy it as much as I did!

It's a great film!

Victoria x

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

I loved her use of the word, "shenanigins". Great movie!

Daryl said...

LOVED this movie ... for all the same reasons you do .. expecially the dialogue which was perfect ... and the end which was even better than perfect.

:-Daryl

pamokc said...

It is on my list - don't know if it is on John's list or not!

notevenatshirt vb said...

I totally agree! I saw this a few weeks ago and was so taken with it. I didn't expect to enjoy it as much as I did, but it was really charming.

Pawtucket, RI said...

I watched it this past
Saturday night. Loved it, so I give it 2 thumbs up!!

Kay said...

Sounds great! I'll put it on my Movie list.

scrappysue said...

i loved this movie too! my 16 y/o says it's completely unrealistic for someone in her position to show her face and attend school, but still - it was a GREAT movie! fantastic opening credits too