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Juno

 

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.

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DVD Features

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

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