Published: Wednesday 2008-02-20.
From time to time I have a period where I write a lot, and post a lot in my blogs, and sometimes I turn silent for a while. Additionally, I for a while reviewed most of the movies I saw at the cinema here in my blog, but lately I have not been as good at that. This weekend we went to see Juno, and that movie was so good that I felt that I had to break both my writer’s block and my film review constipation by writing about it here.
The movie is about sixteen-year-old Juno, who lives a bit off mainstream, and who discovers that she is pregnant, but who feels that she is neither ready to become a mother nor having an abortion. She decides to instead give her unborn child up for adoption, and we get to see the challenges that brings, especially since the adoptive parents to be aren’t quite the people they seem to be at first sight.
The film centres around the many choices Juno has to take, and without moralising or preaching we get to see how she and the people around her develop. There are several strong personalities, of which most surprise you in a positive manner, it is not often that the first impression I got was the same as the impression I had at the end of the movie. It shows that most people can surprise you, and that there is hope for the world, in a nice “feel-good” way, while still talking about a delicate subject. This is definitely a movie worth seeing, no matter what your age or circumstances might be. Recommended.
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