365 films in 2016: film 31 (Juno 2007)

Juno probably hold the record for the film that I’ve almost watched but ended up watching something else instead, it’s a cute little film really, Juno is the type of film that is perfect for its era, the mid 2000s to early 10’s were a great time if you were a filmmaker that wanted to make a low budget cutesy quirky film about weird teenagers, but of course this does produce an inflation in that genre making it even harder for your angsty teen comedy drama to stand out.

So what makes Juno so different from Adventureland or Youth In Revolt or whatever? It’s the tone, probably. Juno is about teenage pregnancy, but in a cute friendly way instead of the life destroying real life-y way, I can’t really work out the reason why I like Juno honestly, I think the ending is fantastic and for a film like this to have such an unconventional ending is a big plus to me, I think Juno is a very clever film written to look like a dumb teen comedy. The characters are way more multilayered than the film would initially have you believe. But Juno is not without its faults, some of the dialogue can come off as annoying and forced, which in itself spawned a million knock off Juno clones which you’d be forgiven for forgetting about since being killed off by the monthly hunger games clone.

I was surprised by Juno, the characters can be annoying at times and the dialogue is eye roll material early on in the film but overall Juno is a really fun and clever film, 7/10.

 

In 2016 i will be watching 365 films (yes, i know there are 366 days this year) and writing about how I felt about them, I decided to do this just because over the last year or so i’ve Sort of pulled away from film and I wanna start to enjoy watching movies again. This will normally be just notes I made or thoughts I have about the film.

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