I Heart Juno!

January 23rd, 2009

My favorite new movie is Juno! It’s the quirky, smart and funny movie about a 16-year old girl (the AMAZING Ellen Page) who gets pregnant on her first time. I know, sensitive subject. If you’re anything like me, you’ll fall in love with this character and film immediately. I was thrilled to hear Juno received a Oscar nod for Best Picture. I’ve never experienced a movie that engaged me and made me laugh this hard- all while hitting one certain nerve in me and dropping me to tears. Brilliant! Kudos! Love it!

Instead of trying to see it through and handle high school with a baby, or abort the baby, she chooses a couple unable to have babies of their own to adopt it. Jennifer Garner plays the adopting mother and shines as this warm and loving woman. Although she has a little one of her own in real life, I think she played the part of an infertile woman very well. That vulnerability, the constant hope and desire.

Aces all around. Go See Juno!