I've sort of been putting this off all day because I'm not really sure what to say that will do this movie justice. Except that I loved it.
I'd never even seen a preview for it, just the picture of a very pregnant Juno and her friend sitting in the trophy case eating lunch. I knew what it was about, and I'd heard how much people liked it. And of course, the Oscar noms. (Best Picture, Best Actress.)
I thought I would like it for being different, quirky. I did. But I LOVED it for making me so emotionally involved. That's what makes me love a movie, by the way. If it makes me feel.
I loved Ellen Page, who of course, stole the whole movie. She's gorgeous, the natural kind of gorgeous, even though Juno could care less about her looks. (Her wardrobe is awesome. Very thrift store chic.) She was amazing at playing a quirky, care-free teenager who didn't care what anyone thought of her, but still showed that underneath it all, she did care. About a lot.
I loved that I had no idea going into it that there was any sort of romance involved. The sweet love story between her and the father (her best friend) made my heart ache. The scene in the hospital after she gave birth will be forever on my list of all-time favorite movie scenes.
I loved that Paulie (Bleeker, the father), was a great guy desperately in love, masquerading as a geeky kid that no one took seriously.
I loved the crazy vocabulary and hilarious one-liners of mainly Juno, but also her step-mom and some other supporting characters. I was going to post my favorites, but there are WAY too many and they aren't all appropriate for my G-rated blog.
I loved that the movie showed how wonderful adoption can be and the emotions involved.
I could go on and on, and I really want to, but I don't want to rob anyone else of their viewing experience. This is one movie you have to experience first-hand.