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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.

Director:

Jason Reitman

Writer:

Diablo Cody
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 89 wins & 98 nominations. See more awards »

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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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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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Trivia

The animated opening title sequence was created by a company called Shadowplay and the shots of Ellen Page walking were achieved by having her walk on a treadmill which was later removed. See more »

Goofs

When visiting St. Cloud for the first time, Juno and her father are shown driving by the same house twice. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Juno MacGuff: It started with a chair.
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Connections

Referenced in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.123 (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Doll Parts
(1991)
Written by Courtney Love
Performed by Ellen Page (uncredited) and Jason Bateman (uncredited)
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Snarky Serious!
2 December 2017 | by Raven-1969See all my reviews

When Juno, a single and pregnant teenager, announces that she is "losing faith in humanity," her long-suffering father asks if she can narrow it down a little. This scene, as serious and poignant as it is funny and charming, provides a glimpse of the tone and tenor of the film throughout. Everyone, even a convenience store clerk, has something snarky to say. Tense situations are disarmed by humor and sympathy.

Juno is obviously not ready to be a mother, yet she handles her situation with inherent panache and a curious blend of independence, optimism, sarcasm and diligence. In searching for a well-off and decent couple who will provide a good home for her baby, Juno displays more maturity than most adults. The childish antics of her elders and the serious nature of her situation cause Juno to do some serious soul searching along with attempting to discover someone who loves her for who she really is.

Ten years after the release of Juno and it is still original, cute and exceedingly snarky. The untraditional plot and dialogue are refreshing. Ellen Page (Juno) carries not only a baby, but the film as well. She is a natural for such a role and perfectly cast. Michael Cera, Jennifer Garner, Jason Bateman, Allison Janney and J.K. Simmons are wonderful in their supporting roles. I wonder how much their future success depended on their roles here? Depth and nuance (beyond being snarky), however, are lacking. There should be plain English subtitles for the language of other generations, young and old (ha, ha)! Maybe the wait is another ten years for such an app.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

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:

$232,372,681
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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