Juno MAG

By Halley Balkovich, Springfield, OR

“Juno” is made up of equal parts hilarity and compassion, satire and seriousness. It brings together completely different genres and shows that they can coexist without becoming overdone or ridiculous.

“Juno” tells the endearing story of Juno MacGuff (Ellen Page), an offbeat 16-year-old who must face the reality of being pregnant. Armed with the support of preppy friend Leah (Olivia Thirlby), overwhelmed parents Bren (Allison Janney) and Mac (J.K. Simmons), and best friend/ father of the baby, Paulie (Michael Cera), she decides to give her child to a childless couple she finds in the local classifieds.

“Juno” is heartfelt and real, not glorifying teenage pregnancy but instead showing how people can make it through even the scariest of situations with the help of friends and family.

Chock full of witty one-liners, nonsensical jargon that’s amusing even if you’re not sure what they’re saying, and a cast that’s talented beyond their years, let it be said that if you’re only going to see one film this year, make it “Juno.” You’ll probably laugh, you’ll probably go “aww,” but you’ll definitely leave the theater feeling good


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on Mar. 10 2012 at 3:24 am
beautifulspirit PLATINUM, Alpharetta, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
--Eleanor Roosevelt

Yeah "Juno" was marvelous. It wasn't fake or a movie glamourizing teen pregnancy. Sure it had some comical twists, but that was for entertainment. Good review~

on Oct. 30 2011 at 10:53 pm
LearnLoveLaugh SILVER, Spokane, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
"I always knew looking back on the tears would make me laugh, but I never knew looking back on the laughs would make me cry." by Unknown

I really enjoyed this and agree completely!(:

blondie1 said...
on Oct. 27 2011 at 1:47 pm
I have never thought of a way to describe Juno until i read this. Juno is real. I love this review and this movie! Awesome!

on Jun. 20 2011 at 11:36 pm
ZeeBYoung BRONZE, Coatesville, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
Don't judge a person until you've walked a mile in their shoes. That way, you're a mile away from them, and you have their shoes. :)

I love this movie as well. Not only was it funny, but it was also real, and heartfelt. The entire I didnt feal like I was watching just another movie dramatizing or glorifying teen pregnancy. I felt like I was watching someones life that happened to be filmed. Love the atricle too. It does a great job of interpreting the movie for what it was.

on Mar. 24 2011 at 2:51 pm
Internal-Love PLATINUM, Queens, New York
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Favorite Quote:
Nothing's black or white, its all just a shade of gray---

















TI "Live your Life" ft Rihanna

i also saw it once, but it was good :) i think I'll see it again..................

tay22 said...
on Sep. 29 2010 at 8:11 am
This movie was awesome. I'm in love with it!

on May. 18 2010 at 5:01 pm
Morgan52 BRONZE, Thermopolis, Wyoming
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Favorite Quote:
If you love someone then set them free, Who really knows what love is.

the movie was perfect to show teens what they would have to go through if they got pregnant. but its also a great movie . I love the movie i think junos cloths is perfect

on Feb. 21 2010 at 10:14 pm
PaperPlanes BRONZE, Henderson, Nevada
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Favorite Quote:
"Everything has beauty, but not everyone can see it." -Confuscious

Love the movie. (: Also love the article! Please comment my review? I'd love to hear what you think of it.

mimi:) said...
on May. 24 2009 at 8:41 pm
this movie was great it really shows teens the consequences of having kids. this has to be one of the best mives ever!!!

on Apr. 10 2009 at 7:51 pm
CupCake023 BRONZE, Georgetown, Pennsylvania
4 articles 8 photos 19 comments

Favorite Quote:
Take a chance, you never know how perfect something can turn out.

OK this movie rocks and I think that the person who did this review did an AWESOME job reviewing it =D

12345 BRONZE said...
on Apr. 9 2009 at 11:13 pm
12345 BRONZE, Strafford, New Hampshire
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I haven't see this movie yet, but now I'm convinced that I have to!

Jenelle C. said...
on Apr. 9 2009 at 1:30 pm
This was a great movie.

Definitely a family and romance movie.

Musick said...
on Oct. 26 2008 at 2:01 am
this movie is funny and good

on Oct. 9 2008 at 12:51 am
This is a great review! The movie is one that still watch over and over again.

Ashley S. said...
on Sep. 25 2008 at 3:53 pm
I thought the article on "Juno" was perfect. It was a laugh and cry film and you hit on all the points of the movie. Though I still refuse to cry in a movie my mom cried like a baby.


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