Main content | Search | Section navigation menu | Site-wide navigation menu

Main menu




USA 2007, 96 minutes
Dir. Jason Reitman
Genres: Comedy, Drama / Independent, Girl-centric

Topics: Rites-of-passage.


Aroview: Upstart indie comedy that broke wide into the mainstream, this packages up Gen-Y angst and 'riot-grrl' attitude into a commercially appealing story of a precocious teenager's quest to find suitable parents for her unborn baby.

Ellen Page fits the role likes a glove, but its clear she's the surrogate for first-time scriptwriter Diablo Cody, a former internet blogger who is so fixated on contriving colourful hipster lingo she forgets to give most of her characters a third dimension. Widely acclaimed and rather bizarrely nominated for a Best Picture Oscar nomination (it actually won Best Original Screenplay), it is an ultimately superficial exploration of its subject, and is best approached with lowered expectations.

Member Reviews

Average rating 3 stars. (Good Enough) (Good Enough). Showing 1-3 of 4 member reviews.

Have your say  Reviewing Films

DVD Features

  • audio commentary
  • deleted scenes
  • 'making of' documentary / featurette

Close Relatives

Juno cover
DVD (R4) $6 Rent
DVD (R4)
As New (out-of-print)

Prices in $NZD (incl. GST)

Your basket is empty