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Old 12/31/2007, 4:55 PM
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It was so stupid though, these two retards in front of me, at the part when she's crying and pulls over on the street, one of them was like "OMG SHES GONNA DIE" and I was like....
i thought she was going to kill her baby at that point

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Old 12/31/2007, 12:59 PM
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It's not that her dialog is inconceivable for a 16 year old to say, at least that wasn't the point I was making. They just seem arranged and/or delivered in a way that seemed very deliberate and forced to me. And of course the other factor were the lines that were made to be quotable. Michael Cera's character saying "wizard" all the time, that dude who plays Schrute with "This is one diddle you can't undo home skillet." That whole thing started to bug me and I saw that at least in the theater I went to people were not responding positively to it.

Don't get me wrong though there were some definitely great, sarcastic lines from Juno that I liked, I just think the writer went way overboard on far too many occasions with it.
Yeah I know that wasn't the point you were trying to make. I just saw on IMDB a lot of people felt that way so I decided to bring it up.
I guess I can see what you're saying, but I love Ellen Page so I didn't really notice that. My theatre laughed at like, every line.

It was so stupid though, these two retards in front of me, at the part when she's crying and pulls over on the street, one of them was like "OMG SHES GONNA DIE" and I was like....

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It's not that her dialog is inconceivable for a 16 year old to say, at least that wasn't the point I was making. They just seem arranged and/or delivered in a way that seemed very deliberate and forced to me. And of course the other factor were the lines that were made to be quotable. Michael Cera's character saying "wizard" all the time, that dude who plays Schrute with "This is one diddle you can't undo home skillet." That whole thing started to bug me and I saw that at least in the theater I went to people were not responding positively to it.

Don't get me wrong though there were some definitely great, sarcastic lines from Juno that I liked, I just think the writer went way overboard on far too many occasions with it.

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I know there are plenty of people who say that the dialogue in this movie is unrealistic, and that a 16 year old girl wouldn't talk that way, come up with such snappy comebacks, and make references to things before she was born.

However, I am 16 and I know people who do have such wit and snappy combacks and do in fact like things that occurred before they were born..so I don't really understand why people have such a hard time believing that people actually might talk like that.

Rainn Wilson however, was very underutilized.....jeez I think Michael Cera was too, but Rainn pretty much got one or two lines and then poof. He was gone.

But anyways, I really really loved this movie. The lines were so well scripted and really made me laugh and enjoy myself quite a bit. I'd have to say Juno is one of the best movies I've seen in a while.

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I saw it today and thoroughly enjoyed it despite nem's critiques, which I actually agree with to an extent.
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I loveeed this movieeee
and i'm pretty sure i have no vagina
i liked ellen's wit. it was very sarah silvermanesque

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I've actually been wanting to see this for a while, but I don't have anyone to go with me. I don't want to see this alone, especially since it's pretty chick-flicky.

I saw a review on the film that said pretty much what you said. I still want to see it though, but I think I better just find a torrent (and hopefully, not another Dom Player scam).

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I saw this one last night after much anticipation and after hearing so many good things about it, but I hate to say I was pretty let down after actually seeing it.

I first feel compelled to say that there are some people who will absolutely love this movie. I think your chances of liking this movie go up if you are a younger and female and down if you're male.

Anyways, the story is about a 16 year-old girl named Juno who gets pregnant by her long time friend played by Michael Cera. She comes to the decision that rather than aborting the baby or just giving it straight to an adoption service, she will find a childless couple and give the baby a good home.

I went to see this movie for the most part because of Michael Cera, who has really great comedic talent, but he was pretty underutilized in this movie. The star of this film, Ellen Page, has a tendency to just read lines or is given lines that don't sound believable when delivered (see Hard Candy) and this was no exception.

I felt that far too much effort was put into trying to make quotable lines to appeal to a younger indy film crowd (much like Napoleon Dynamite did a few years ago). While that would have been good in moderation, the whole quirky angle was overdone and seemed very contrived. I also felt this turned out to be more of a "chick flick" than the trailers led on.

Anywho, there is some decent comedy in there, and overall the film wasn't really bad, it just wasn't very good. I can only speak for myself but I didn't really find myself LOLing so much as just smiling and maybe chuckling a bit at a few scenes, but then again I'm dead inside so your results may vary

THE LONG AND SHORT OF IT
Go see this movie if:
  • You have a vagina
  • You've worn out your DVD of Napoleon Dynamite
  • You're a big fan of Ellen Page's acting.

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