May 4, 2008

Juno rules

I finally saw Juno and in a word: wow. If you’ve seen it, you’re probably wondering what rock I was residing beneath.

Diablo Cody (Brook Busey) is an exceptional writer and the Academy got it right to give her the Oscar. She captured youth, smirk, frivolous, innocence, subtle, tender, and the rest of the emotional rainbow. She nailed it. The writing is crisp and she created a screenplay you want to go over again and again in order to catch what you missed the last time.

Juno is a understated clever obvious hilarious campy real unpretentious work.

The character interaction is charming and awkward, the element of surprise is never too far away. It’s witty, smart, childlike and full of belly laughs and raw human moments.

Ellen Page and Michael Cera steal the show. She is wise beyond ten lifetimes and he is geeky and wonderful. The soundtrack is delightful and the look of the film is perfect.

I'm not thinking of a career as a film critic, but “Juno” is worth the blog time.

If you haven't seen Juno yet, it's on now out on DVD.


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