Charming, witty, and hilarious. Those were the first words to come to mind after watching the movie. Based on the trailer I knew it was the type of film I would automatically like, but I didn’t expect to fall in love with it like I did.
The film is such a heartwarming little story that makes you laugh yet also makes you think hard and seriously about life by the time it’s over. As one of the other reviewers here wrote, Ellen Paige is excellent, and she plays off the other great actors – including Michael Cera and Jason Bateman back together, though this time not as father and son – incredibly well.
If anything, I would’ve loved the film to be even longer than it was (92 minutes). There could’ve been a great deal more character development here and there (Bleeker, for sure) and the film could’ve definitely tackled more issues, though I guess then it would’ve felt a bit like Knocked Up. Still, I’m hoping the DVD release will have a extended edition, because I really wanted more from Juno.
If it’s playing anywhere near you – and by Christmas it should be – go see it. And soon.