I’m trying to write more reviews for my “Reviews” section so here’s my Saturday night movie: Juno
Nathan’s studying for finals so I chose a chick-flick to watch; at least he won’t be tempted to procrastinate! And Juno was successful in that, although he did smile at some of the scenes he saw in passing. But, “It’s a teenage chick-flick!” is his resounding opinion, so here’s mine.
Juno was better than I expected; it didn’t fall into the standard plot devices (happy ending for everyone, etc) of most films for this market, the dialogue, while way cruder than I’m used to, was witty, the issues it dealt with (teenage pregnancy, adoption, divorce, and teen romance) were real and not portrayed “cartoonishly” (did I invent a new word? ;), and finally while the gloss was definitely there, it was very believable. The main character, “Juno”, is very likeable and quirky. Way more self-confident than I remember most teen girls being 15 years ago, but hey, maybe teenagers have moved past self-depreciative angst by now? 🙂
I would definitely see this movie again, in the future, so I’m giving it a solid B.
Now if only I could get Nathan to watch Secretariat with me….because, you know, all horse movies are chick-flicks by definition. 😛