2007   USA Juno
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Director:Jason Reitman
Studio:20th Century Fox
Writer:Diablo Cody
IMDb Rating:7.8 (181,259 votes)
Awards:Won Oscar. Another 38 wins & 25 nominations
Duration:96 min
Jason Reitman  ...  (Director)
Diablo Cody  ...  (Writer)
Ellen Page  ...  Juno MacGuff
Michael Cera  ...  Paulie Bleeker
Jennifer Garner  ...  Vanessa Loring
Jason Bateman  ...  Mark Loring
Allison Janney  ...  Bren MacGuff
J.K. Simmons  ...  Mac MacGuff
Olivia Thirlby  ...  Leah
Eileen Pedde  ...  Gerta Rauss
Rainn Wilson  ...  Rollo
Daniel Clark  ...  Steve Rendazo
Darla Vandenbossche  ...  Carol Bleeker
Aman Johal  ...  Vijay
Valerie Tian  ...  Su-Chin
Emily Perkins  ...  Punk Receptionist
Kaaren de Zilva  ...  Ultrasound Technician
Eric Steelberg  ...  Cinematographer
Darla Fay  ...  Bleeker's Mom
Comments: A comedy about growing up... and the bumps along the way.

Summary: Somewhere between the sharp satire of Election and the rich human comedy of You Can Count On Me lies Juno, a sardonic but ultimately compassionate story of a pregnant teenage girl who wants to give her baby up for adoption. Social misfit Juno (Ellen Page, Hard Candy, X-Men: The Last Stand) protects herself with a caustic wit, but when she gets pregnant by her friend Paulie (Michael Cera, Superbad), Juno finds herself unwilling to terminate the pregnancy. When she chooses a couple who place a classified ad looking to adopt, Juno gets drawn further into their lives than she anticipated. But Juno is much more than its plot; the stylized dialogue (by screenwriter Diablo Cody) seems forced at first, but soon creates a richly textured world, greatly aided by superb performances by Page, Cera, Jennifer Garner and Jason Bateman as the prospective parents, and J.K. Simmons (Spider-Man) and Allison Janney as Juno's father and stepmother. Director Jason Reitman (Thank You For Smoking) deftly keeps the movie from slipping into easy, shallow sarcasm or foundering in sentimentality. The result is smarter and funnier than you might expect from the subject matter, and warmer and more touching than you might expect from the cocky attitude. Page's performance is deceptively simple; she never asks the audience to love her, yet she effortlessly carries a movie in which she's in almost every scene. That's star power. --Bret Fetzer

Get to Know Juno's Cast

Ellen Page (Juno MacGuff)

Michael Cera (Paulie Bleeker)

Jennifer Garner (Vanessa Loring)

Jason Bateman (Mark Loring)

Allison Janney (Bren MacGuff)

J.K. Simmons (Mac MacGuff)

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