I went to see Juno with BigSal. I love going to the movies with BigSal, she laughs herself silly and I often find myself laughing at her laughing… reminds me of the giggling fits we used to have as kids over the dinner table which used to annoy Dad who was trying to watch the six o’clock news. I also forgot that BigSal is the singular worst driver of my general acquaintance and getting to and from the cinema I got freaked out more than once in the traffic.
Anyway, Juno is probably the best movie I’ve seen in a long time. The screenplay was excellently written about a normally sensitive topic of teen pregnancy and I hear it is up for nomination for best original screenplay at the Oscars. The characters were engaging – witty, sarcastic, human, evocative and funny all at the same time. Juno who was played by Ellen Page was fantastic… her performance really made the film, she was a smart arsed, mouthy little kid who, when faced with an unplanned pregnancy, displays a maturity beyond her years and decides to give up her baby for adoption. I also love Jason Bateman (Michael from Arrested Development) and Alison Janney (CJ from West Wing) in just about anything so it was thumbs up all round.