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Juno MacGuff (Ellen Page) is a cool, confident teenager who takes a nine-month detour into adulthood when she's faced with an unplanned pregnancy-and sets out to find the perfect parents for her baby. With the help of her charmingly unassuming boyfriend (Michael Cera), supportive dad (J.K Simmons) and no-nonsense stepmom (Allison Janney), Juno sets her sights on an affluent couple (Jennifer Garner and Jason Bateman) longing to adopt their first child.
Somewhere between the sharp satire of Election and the rich human comedy of You Can Count On Me lies Juno, a sardonic but ultimately compassionate story of a pregnant teenage girl who wants to give her baby up for adoption. Social misfit Juno (Ellen Page, Hard Candy, X-Men: The Last Stand) protects herself with a caustic wit, but when she gets pregnant by her friend Paulie (Michael Cera, Superbad), Juno finds herself unwilling to terminate the pregnancy. When she chooses a couple who place a classified ad looking to adopt, Juno gets drawn further into their lives than she anticipated. But Juno is much more than its plot; the stylized dialogue (by screenwriter Diablo Cody) seems forced at first, but soon creates a richly textured world, greatly aided by superb performances by Page, Cera, Jennifer Garner and Jason Bateman as the prospective parents, and J.K. Simmons (Spider-Man) and Allison Janney as Juno's father and stepmother. Director Jason Reitman (Thank You For Smoking) deftly keeps the movie from slipping into easy, shallow sarcasm or foundering in sentimentality. The result is smarter and funnier than you might expect from the subject matter, and warmer and more touching than you might expect from the cocky attitude. Page's performance is deceptively simple; she never asks the audience to love her, yet she effortlessly carries a movie in which she's in almost every scene. That's star power. --Bret Fetzer
Get to Know Juno's Cast
Ellen Page (Juno MacGuff)
Michael Cera (Paulie Bleeker)
Jennifer Garner (Vanessa Loring)
Jason Bateman (Mark Loring)
Allison Janney (Bren MacGuff)
J.K. Simmons (Mac MacGuff)
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|yeah what is "Digital Copy"||
I digital copy is a legal downloadable version of the movie to put on your computer, iPod, etc. It is an attempt to appeal to consumers who want to be able to watch a movie in their home theater or take it on the go.
Mar 8, 2008 by Andrew M. Rouhier | See all 8 posts
It has special features on the single disc, with the 2disc version having an additional four featurettes and the blu-ray version having two extra items on it.
I got the details from: http://www.cinemablend.com/dvdn
Special Features - Juno... Read More
Apr 13, 2008 by syck1 | See all 4 posts
|Has anyone gotten the digital copy to work on their Mp3 player?||
I'm wondering what it will work with too, as things like amazon's unbox won't work on my Zune, and I'm hoping this would.
Apr 19, 2008 by Jen Beers | See all 9 posts
|DOES JUNO COME IN FULL SCREEN FORMAT||
that's a good thing.
Oct 23, 2008 by fincherfan | See all 10 posts
|difference between one or two disc dvd?||
There are 4 featurettes available on the 2-disc that are not on the single-disc version. There is also the digital copy, of course, as you have already mentioned. There's your extra $7.
Hope this helps.
Apr 14, 2008 by cinephile42 | See all 7 posts
|Dang, I liked it.-lol||Be the first to reply|