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.
Average rating (Good Enough). Showing 1-3 of 4 member reviews.
2 stars (Good Try) High school student Juno finds herself pregnant, and decides adoption's the best option. She finds the perfect affluent, hip enough, parents and life goes on - until the couple's marriage goes pear-shaped. Boring plot, and characters too contrived.~GenXGirl
4 stars (Very Good) A wonderful indie flick with convincing yet quirky performances by Page and Cera, this was an instant favourite with public and critics alike. A sweet, touching, and funny tale that should be seen.~Tom H