Wednesday, January 9, 2008
MUST-SEE: What makes Juno a must-see isn’t one of your stereotypical categories like great acting, good story, etc. etc. Juno is a masterpiece because it is a story that has been told a million times (the story being a teenage girl gets pregnant and endures nine months of self-discovery), but carries with it a tender truthfulness that allows audiences to empathize in realistic ways, pregnant or not. As it is with most indie films, the authenticity of day-to-day bland routine is the carrier of this story. Boring people from the outside become fascinating characters by the end. The director gives us real people with real problems, who live in a (semi) real place in the world. Added with the funky acoustic tunes musically narrating each scene’s emotion, the story creates a world we want to follow, and even believe in. I will say that the acting is great and the story is fabulous, but keep in mind that this isn’t a stereotypical film. It does something different because it plays on actual reality. Basically, you’ll want to believe you could find an answer if you asked what the characters were doing nowadays. The film is that good. It’s funny and it’s touching. Most of all, it’s entertaining. Don’t miss out, no matter what age or taste. It’ll please any who grew up once, fell in love ever, or had to raise a kid.