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12-18-2007 08:29 PM #1
Just got out of the theater and am very pleased. I had heard this was supposed to be a great movie and it did not disappoint. Very funny, but also fairly sweet so that most girls will like it. In addition, the soundtrack is awesome; I immediately downloaded it from iTunes when I got home. Michael Cera didn't have a huge role, but he had his moments in a typical Michael Cera fashion. I highly recommend. Anyone else see it?
12-19-2007 05:00 PM #2
12-19-2007 06:33 PM #3
12-19-2007 08:05 PM #4
Tomorrow. Looking forward to it.
12-19-2007 09:45 PM #5
Plan on going this weekend.
Also, listening to Moldy Peaches right now.
12-27-2007 01:23 AM #6
Great Movie. Go see it!!!
12-29-2007 10:49 AM #7
I tried Thursday night but I couldnt get in!
12-29-2007 11:37 AM #8
My objective appraisal:
Good, not great. Very much the screenplay of a young writer (Diablo Cody) who's talented but, perhaps, trying too hard. The quick, clever dialogue sometimes felt a little less organic than ideal.
That said, also very funny. With some wonderful performances. Nice to see long-time TV actors - like Allison Janney and J.K. Simmons and Jason Bateman - holding their own (and then some) on the big screen.
Michael Cerra is wonderfully likeable. And Ellen Page is such a natural fit for the role you'd think it was written for her.
Also, the best use of the euphemism "junk" (repeatedly) I've ever seen in a film.
12-31-2007 10:37 PM #9
Two enthusiastic thumbs up.
01-01-2008 01:02 PM #10
I saw it over the weekend. It was good, not great like another poster said. I thought the dialogue was forced at times. It came off too... cute. It didn't have the teeth that most acclaimed movies have, even comedies. As for the pregnancy trilogy we've had this year, I think it goes 1. Knocked Up, 2. Juno, 3. Waitress... however all 3 films were good.
I'd also like to see Ellen Page do something other than a sarcastic teenager. That schtick is starting to get old.
01-01-2008 01:03 PM #11
Then watch X-Men: The Last Stand.
01-01-2008 06:33 PM #12
I'd give it a pretty good, but not great rating. This film gained a lot more hype than I anticipated. Maybe my expectations were too high. I liked it, and will probably netflix it when it comes out. The critic in me thought there were some scenes that were too unrealistic to be believed (such as the note leaving scene) and Jason Bateman's character was too telegraphed IMO. But I did laugh quite a bit.
"You're an ultrasound technician? I'm a nail technician. Let's stick to what we know." Hilarious.
01-01-2008 10:18 PM #13
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01-02-2008 12:19 PM #15
...I think it was unrealistic in it's delivery, not content. Juno was moving around real slowly at that point in the movie due to her pregnancy. So she dropped off the note, rang the doorbell, and waddled back to her car, started the car and was driving off by the time Bateman got to the door? Yeah, it's nit-picking, but it's something that shouldn't have made it past post-production IMO. I made that comment to my wife after the movie, and she said she was thinking the same thing. By the way, didn't you get the feeling that she was going to fall down or get into an accident at some point in the movie? I'm glad it didn't happen, but I had a bad feeling that she would.
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