Looks really good. I'm hoping it comes to a theater near me. Jason Bateman, Jennifer Garner, Ellen Page, JK Simmons, Allison Janney, Michael Cera. Directed by Jason Reitman.
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11-28-2007 10:44 PM
yep, the buzz is really good. I really like Michael Cera and the rest of the cast"If it ain't helpin' your story, get rid of it" -Michael Bay lol I think he meant blow it up and shoot it from 8 different angles in slow motion.
11-29-2007 12:59 AM
A friend of mine saw it at the Toronto International Film Festival, and said she really enjoyed it. There's a whole little Canadian thing going on there with Cera, Page, and Reitman.
I thought Ellen Page was great in The Tracey Fragments, and I hear she is good in this, too. I really want to check it out.
When we went the TIFF showing of The Tracey Fagments, my friend pointed out that she used to hang out, through mutual friends, with one of the actors, and went to school with his brother. At the party. I grabbed the brother and reunited him with my friend, and it turns out he works on a national Canadian TV show and the host of that show had a cameo in Tracey...
At the bar I bump into a guy I know (he hangs out at a relative's cafe) that has a show he created and stars in on TV, and he is there with the co-creator. We chat a bit, and then I go of to find the director so we (my friend and I) can congratulate him on the film and thank him for the tickets.
It was out there, on that patio, that I realised the industry in Canada is waaayyy too small. It's not even six degrees of seperation...it' like one and three quarters.
In the states, you always hear actors saying they don't know a particular so and so, but they absolutely would love to work with them, or how a director never met another such and such, but they really admire their work.
Here it's like...yeah, I know her...I waited tables with her sister."Poison Clan rocks the world!" ----Wu du
11-30-2007 12:04 AM
I really can't get excited for this film.
Hearing about it originally, it sounded interesting, but the trailers have turned me off.
It just seems like the by-now-standard quirky tale indie film. The girl isn't even funny to me in the commercial, she just seems like a stuck up smartass.
I just have this feeling it's gonna be huge but 4 months from now it will be completely forgotten.
That said, if I hear good things I'll probably end up checking it out.
12-08-2007 02:05 PM
Juno was entertaining, but nothing all that special. One of my biggest problems is the fact that there's so many sharp-witted people in one small circle of people, who all have quips, and funny one-liners. The dialogue suffers from the Napoleon Dynamite school of quotable, but dialogue that sounds written, and therefore fake. The film is also insufferably "indie" with cool obscure music (which I'm sure will become HUGE after this movie) and an animated opening credit sequence with that deliberatly "free-hand" squiggly look. And I really wanted more of Michael Cera's character. He should have been far more significant, but ended up being relegated to a side role. Although the more serious parts in the last act were done well. The only thing that really saved the film was the acting. Overall it's good for one watch, but nothing to write home about.
12-22-2007 11:30 AM
Yes, Juno is a little self consciously indie, but it's a pretty solid film nevertheless. The casting and acting are very good and Ellen Page is a standout. She's very funny and breathes a lot of life into the script. The characters are surprisingly three dimensional and the film's ending, which could have been sappy and maudlin, is handled in a fresh way. Michael Cera's character is *intentionally* minor, because this is the story of a 16 year old girl coming to terms with her pregnancy--not the story of a young couple. They turned up the cute control a little high, but underneath is a nice little film.
12-22-2007 02:52 PM
12-22-2007 07:08 PM
Disagree. It's about Juno coming to terms with the pregnancy--pretty much on her own. Making it a "couple" movie undercuts that basic theme. The bland passive boyfriend, adoptive parent backstory, and her own family story provide the backdrop that forces her to chart her own course and make some hard decisions.