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Juno (2007)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 25 December 2007 (USA)
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Faced with an unplanned pregnancy, an offbeat young woman makes an unusual decision regarding her unborn child.

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Jason Reitman

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Diablo Cody
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ellen Page ... Juno MacGuff
Michael Cera ... Paulie Bleeker
Jennifer Garner ... Vanessa Loring
Jason Bateman ... Mark Loring
Allison Janney ... Bren MacGuff
J.K. Simmons ... Mac MacGuff
Olivia Thirlby ... Leah
Eileen Pedde ... Gerta Rauss
Rainn Wilson ... Rollo
Daniel Clark ... Steve Rendazo
Darla Fay ... Bleeker's Mom (as Darla Vandenbossche)
Aman Johal ... Vijay
Valerie Tian ... Su-Chin
Emily Perkins ... Punk Receptionist
Kaaren de Zilva ... Ultrasound Technician (as Kaaren De Zilva)
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Storyline

A tale told over four seasons, starting in autumn when Juno, a 16-year-old high-school junior in Minnesota, discovers she's pregnant after one event in a chair with her best friend, Bleeker. In the waiting room of an abortion clinic, the quirky and whip-sharp Juno decides to give birth and to place the child with an adoptive couple. She finds one in the PennySaver personals, contacts them, tells her dad and step-mother, and carries on with school. The chosen parents, upscale yuppies (one of whom is cool and laid back, the other meticulous and uptight), meet Juno, sign papers, and the year unfolds. Will Juno's plan work, can she improvise, and what about Bleeker? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Taglines:

A comedy about growing up... and the bumps along the way.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material, sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 December 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Junebug See more »

Filming Locations:

British Columbia, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$413,869, 9 December 2007

Gross USA:

$143,495,265

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$231,411,584
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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Jason Bateman and Michael Cera worked together previously playing father and son in the television series, Arrested Development. See more »

Goofs

No high school in a northern state would have track practice in winter time. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Juno MacGuff: It started with a chair.
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My Rollercoaster
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Written and Performed by Kimya Dawson
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Too Clever by Half
25 December 2007 | by cjdimdbSee all my reviews

I was expecting a really honest movie where the humor would come from the funny ways we deal with bad situations. Instead I felt like I was watching the Gilmore Girls. For most of the movie (and it got better in this respect toward the end) Juno's character was devoted to witty commentary, replete with randomly inserted Spanish words ("silencio, old man!") and hipster slang ("rad","boss"), rather than showing any kind of emotional insight. I kept thinking: "Someone needs to tell this girl that she is not Janeane Garofalo." Michael Cera was good as always, but he could have been used a lot more before the latter parts of the movie, particularly in some way that would indicate he was fazed in the slightest by fathering a child. Meanwhile, if anything saved the film it was Jason Bateman's performance. Dead on.

Bottom line: This looked like a film that would be funny because we could all imagine we'd act the same way in a bad situation. Instead, the lines were too pretentiously witty and the characters, particularly Juno, too emotionally numb to strike a chord.


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