Comments: Juno this

I liked it. How many other Hollywood movies have someone make a Big Mistake like she did and then tough out the path to adoption? It reminded me a bit of a guy with whom I used to work -- he and his now wife (then girlfriend) made a similar mistake at an early age, and also gave the child up for adoption. They went on to later marry and have 4 kids, but always felt the gap from that first child. They ended up going to Somalia and adopting another child - and one who probably wouldn't have lived without their intervention.

Posted by tdp at August 4, 2008 07:36 AM

See...I've been on the fence about seeing this and this isn't helping any. Everyone I know has said how I simply *must* see it because we adopted and so therefore we'll just be enthralled and touched...but I'm skeptical.

Posted by beth at August 4, 2008 09:47 AM

One of the reasons that this independent film got so much attention is that it was made for less money that was spent on an average "Friends" episode - or something like that.

If you want to compare El Mariachi with The French Connection, one is obviously going to be a lot better, But El Mariachi was made for less than 20,000 US dollars. Not that long ago. But El Mariachi was important for launching more than a trilogy of movies. (Hint: Who directed Once Upon a Time in Mexico?)

Is Juno as good as good as You've Got Mail? No or any other big-budget film? No that isn't the point really. Did it have anything interesting to say? A lot of people seem to think so.

You are free to disagree.

(Note: "You've Got Mail" plot summary. Owner of an independent book store is put out of business by a large chain, and we are treated to her dreary sarcasm as she deals with the adults in her miserable life. Or something like that.)

Posted by Zendo Deb at August 5, 2008 09:12 PM