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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Juno MacGuff
... Paulie Bleeker
... Vanessa Loring
... Mark Loring
... Bren MacGuff
... Mac MacGuff
... Leah
... Gerta Rauss
... Rollo
... Steve Rendazo
... Bleeker's Mom (as Darla Vandenbossche)
Aman Johal ... Vijay
... Su-Chin
... Punk Receptionist
... Ultrasound Technician (as Kaaren De Zilva)
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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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A comedy about growing up... and the bumps along the way.

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Comedy | Drama

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

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25 December 2007 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$7,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$413,869, 9 December 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$143,495,265

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$231,411,584
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Shot in 31 days. See more »

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In the ending credits the song "Doll Parts" is credited to Courtney Love, omitting its co-writer, Hole guitarist Eric Erlandson. See more »

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[first lines]
Juno MacGuff: It started with a chair.
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Referenced in De slimste mens ter wereld: Episode #5.25 (2015) See more »

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Besame Mucho
(1940)
Written by Consuelo Velázquez (as Consuelo Velazquez)
Performed by Los Panchos (as Trio Los Panchos)
Courtesy of Sony BMG Music Entertainment (Mexico) S.A. de C.V.
By Arrangement with Sony BMG Music Entertainment
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FilmCreature Reviews 'Juno'
31 December 2007 | by See all my reviews

Juno MacGuff is a sarcastic, cynical, tomboyish teen played by Ellen Page in a fantastic, perfectly tuned performance. After sort-of-spontaneous (but not really) sex with her best friend, Paulie Bleeker (Michael Cera of 'Superbad'), Juno receives an unwanted package--a pregnancy. Woops.

Juno decides to give her baby to an affluent couple, Mark and Vanessa Loring (Jason Bateman and Jennifer Garner). All seems well at first, but it will be a bumpy road until birth.

I can spend hours gushing about how terrific a movie 'Juno' is, but I'm not really the greatest writer on the planet, so I'll just express the fact that 'Juno' has a strange effect on you. After seeing it, I almost felt as if I would walk out of the theater and see Juno MacGuff just standing there, as if she were a regular living, breathing teenager. That's how good Page is. In fact, every single performance in the film is absolutely tremendous. I liked how Allison Janney's stepmom character isn't turned into a whiny she-demon like most formula stepmoms, instead, she's far more friendlier (if a little unsure of Juno's odd ways) than we would ever expect. And J.K. Simmons finally gets a role where he isn't a total jerk; instead, he's a sensitive father who truly cares for his wacky daughter.

The soundtrack is awesome, I'll be buying it as soon as possible. The wait for the DVD will be truly agonizing, but worth it in the end. We can see the chain reactions here when a group of truly ambitious individuals (such as Jason Reitman, Diablo Cody, and Ellen Page) get together and make a movie such as this. I don't think I've ever seen anything like it.

I give 'Juno' my highest recommendation possible.

Sweeeeet, man. 4/4


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