Cast : Ellen Page, Michael Cera, Jason Bateman, Jenifer Garner.
Direction : Jason Reitman.
Screen play : Diablo Cody.
WARNING : If you are not comfortable watching Drama, then you will definitely hate this movie.
Juno Macguff ( Ellen page) is a 16 year old high schooler who gets pregnant with her friend Paulie bleeker ( Michael cera), who is in love with her. Juno decides to abort the baby but later changes her mind and decides to give away the baby for adoption. With help from her best friend Leah, Juno finally zeros in on Veneesa Lorin ( Jenifer Garner) and Mark Lorin (Jason Bateman). The various incidents succeeding this decision is that, which forms the story.
Firstly, even before I caught this movie, I knew that it was about a comedy drama about a pregnant girl. Fresh from the effect of watching 'Knocked up' ( which actually shares the same concept), I was expecting an out right comedy flick. Juno is definitely not hilariously funny, but nevertheless, does not fail to impress with excellent performance by Ellen page and its articulate screen play. The movie has a certain vibe to it, which makes you sit back and watch it.
Ellen page has played the role of the witty and endearing Juno Macguff with finesse and panache. And it is the same with the rest of the cast, which supports the smooth flow of the movie. The movie throws up subtle surprises all the time. The scenes where Juno's parents take the news of Juno's pregnancy lightly, while they initially conceive a conventional grown-ups kind of image and the belied characters of the Lorin couples, who initially look like made for each other, fairy tale couples are some note worthy examples.
Not to be forgotten is the excellent BGM score and the title track. The music completely fits into the mood of the story and makes sure that watching this movie is a pleasant experience.
Juno is easily one of the best films of 2007.