Juno (Blu-ray)

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Upbeat coming-of-age story about a smart teenage girl who has to face life full on when she falls pregnant. When Juno (Ellen Page), a teenager with all the answers, finds out she's pregnant to her classmate Bleeker (Michael Cera), she soon realises she has to ask for help from family and friends. Luckily, she enlists the help of her best friend Leah (Olivia Thirlby) in trying to find a couple to adopt her unborn child, while her understanding parents (J.K. Simmons and Allison Janney) provide the support she needs to help her through some tough times. When Leah finally uncovers a young, affluent couple, Mark and Vanessa (Jason Bateman and Jennifer Garner), desperate to adopt, it seems the perfect solution, until Juno finds herself having to face some serious adult decisions while trying to figure out her place in the world.

Product Details

Barcode
5039036071307
Department
Movies & TV
Released
9 Mar 2018
Edition
Limited
Type
Movies
Format
Blu-ray
Genre
Drama
Region
Region B
Language
English
Studio
20th Century Fox Home Ent.
Extras
  • Interactive Menus
Runtime
96 min
Age Restriction
15
Supply Source
UK

Movie

Title
Juno
Release Year
2007
Running Time
96 min
Language
English
Categories
Comedies / Teenage / Teenage Girls / Theatrical Release
US Box Office
$143.5 million
Official Website
http://www.foxsearchlight.com/juno/
Ratings
IMDb
7.4
Rotten Tomatoes®
94%
Metacritic
81
Synopsis
The word "quirky" has become the quick and easy way to describe films such as LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE and LARS AND THE REAL GIRL that straddle the lines between indie and studio films and comedy and drama. While JUNO fits into that same category, this distinctive dramedy is in a class all its own. Ellen Page (X-MEN: THE LAST STAND) stars as Juno, a witty teenage girl whose boredom doesn't lead her to the mall. Instead, she makes a one-time trip into the arms of her best friend Paulie Bleeker (Michael Cera). When Juno discovers that she's pregnant, she's forced to grow up fast as she tries to find adoptive parents for her quickly growing child.

JUNO might have a lot of strengths--Page's award-worthy performance, a pitch-perfect soundtrack, excellent direction from Jason Reitman--but it's the screenwriting debut of writer Cody Diablo that makes this such a winning film. Famous for her blog and her book CANDY GIRL: A YEAR IN THE LIFE OF AN UNLIKELY STRIPPER, Diablo has a unique voice and an incredible ear for dialogue. But even the nearly perfect script wouldn't sound so good if it weren't for the talents of these actors, particularly Page. She won raves for her first major role in HARD CANDY, but this performance proves it wasn't a fluke. The rest of the cast, especially J.K. Simmons as Juno's dad, is just as worthy of attention. JUNO continues Cera's cinematic ascent after his success with the hit comedy SUPERBAD, and his ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT costar Jason Bateman uses his dry delivery to great effect as a potential parent for Juno's baby. Songs from Kimya Dawson perfectly capture the film's tone with the music's sweet, smart, and funny sounds.
Notes
Theatrical Release: December 5, 2007
Poster
Poster for Juno
Cast & Crew
Director
Jason Reitman
Star
Jennifer Garner / J.K. Simmons / Jason Bateman / Michael Cera / Allison Janney / Ellen Page / Olivia Thirlby / Rainn Wilson
Screenwriter
Diablo Cody
Composer
Mateo Messina
Producer
Lianne Halfon / John Malkovich / Mason Novak / Russell Smith
Director of Photography
Eric Steelberg
Music
Kimya Dawson
Movie Critics
Box Office
"[There's] room for the deeper emotional lives of all these characters to emerge. They do so beautifully, achingly, artfully."
Susan Green (1 Dec 2007, p.57-58)
Empire
4 stars out of 5 -- "[A] perfectly judged three-act structure that follows the emotional highs and lows of Juno's winter-to-summer pregnancy, the film saves its aces for last."
Empire Staff (1 Mar 2008, p.52)
Entertainment Weekly
"Jennifer Garner has never been lovelier or more affecting....Delightful and good-hearted..." -- Grade: A-
Lisa Schwarzbaum (21 Dec 2007, p.59-60)
Los Angeles Times
"JUNO is hilarious an sweet-tempered, perceptive and surprisingly grounded. It's also a gust of fresh air..."
Carina Chocano (5 Dec 2007, )
New York Times
"[The film] takes on surprising delicacy and emotional depth. The snappy one-liners are a brilliant distraction, Ms. Cody's way of clearing your throat for the lump you're likely to find there in the movie's last scenes."
A. O. Scott (5 Dec 2007, )
Rolling Stone
3.5 stars out of 4 -- "The devil in Cody's script lets in wit, anger, distress and the pain of romantic longing. JUNO is more than a few smiles -- it makes you laugh deeply. It's one from the bruised heart."
Peter Travers (13 Dec 2007, p.142)
Sight and Sound
"Diablo Cody's screenplay is rich in one-liners, irony and quizzical understatement. The central performance, from Ellen Page, is beautifully judged."
Geoffrey Macnab (1 Feb 2008, p.69)
Uncut
4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]his is Page's triumph, spitting out smart-ass lines like she thought MEAN GIRLS was soft and GHOST WORLD held too optimistic a worldview....It's whip-smart, cool, and very, very funny."
Chris Roberts (1 Mar 2008, p.120)
USA Today
4 stars out of 4 -- "JUNO, a likably cynical comedy, is actually about hope....A film bristling with vitality and heart....JUNO is charming, honest and terrifically acted."
Claudia Puig (5 Dec 2007, )
Wall Street Journal
"It's a comedy of crisp, mordant wit and quietly radiating warmth."
(17 Sep 2010, )

Awards

Academy Awards
Best Original Screenplay
Winner: 2007 - Diablo Cody

Customer Reviews

A Comedy With A Lot of Heart & Great Characters

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I honestly didn’t expect a comedy about teen pregnancy to make me laugh as much as Juno did. Ellen Page excels in her role as Juno, a teenager who manages to get herself knocked up. Realizing that she’s not ready to become a parent and doesn’t have the heart for an abortion, she instead decides to give the baby up for adoption. Michael Cera, of Scott Pilgrim fame, plays the father of the baby, while J.K. Simmons puts in a great performance as Juno’s dad. While the story veers a lot towards drama at times, it remains engaging throughout and there are plenty of laughs along the way. While the image quality of this Blu Ray is a little grainy at times, overall it is decent enough. This is also a Blu Ray where the deleted scenes are all actually worth watching while the other featurettes aren’t bad either. Rounding off the disc is a commentary track featuring both the director and screenwriter. Although Juno is a very indie looking title it definitely lives up to expectations and comes highly recommended.