Faced with an unplanned pregnancy, an offbeat young woman makes an unusual decision regarding the unborn child.

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Jason Reitman

Writer:

Diablo Cody
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Elliot Page ... Juno MacGuff (as Ellen Page)
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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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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Most of the posters in Juno's bedroom are by Tara McPherson. See more »

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When Vanessa is feeling Juno's belly at the mall, Juno's hair changes (tucked behind her ear from the front, free from behind). See more »

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[first lines]
Juno MacGuff: It started with a chair.
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Why Bother
(2002)
Written by Christopher McBride, Ryan Parker, Chris Kemp, and Sugar McGuinn
Performed by The Drop
Courtesy of Loveless Records
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Icky
17 January 2008 | by SUZANNETGRIFFINSee all my reviews

Plays like an ad for the anti-abortion movement. As for the much-touted dialogue, is it really any different than an average episode of Gilmore Girls? Not that there's anything wrong with Gilmore Girls, but would you give the writers of GG an Oscar? At least that TV show's improbable banter is in keeping with its light family drama. Even the logic of Cody's dialogue is flawed. It the confession scene with the parents, the girl thinks her father is asking who the baby is, rather than who the father is. If she were a ditz, the confusion would have some logic. Or even if the pacing or emotional pressure of the scene were at a real farce level, one might buy it. But the girl is bright, and the direction is naturalistic, and it just gives me that icky, phony feeling. Commenting on the writer's marketing savvy, a Hollywood executive said "Look at the name she chose for herself." Indeed! The whole thing is emotionally untrue.


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USA

Language:

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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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