Thursday, December 27, 2007

June Bug

During this short Holiday week I usually take a couple days
to attend some of the most recently released movies.
I have a short list of those I want to see before the awards shows ruin
them for me.
First on my list was Juno, and if I don't see another movie this year I would be
fine with that.

Juno, the story of a 16 year old girl,
an outcast at her High School.
It brought back so many memories to me.
I knew this girl in school she was a friend of mine
through my Sophomore year.
Then she got pregnant and quit school to get married.
I didn't see much of her until about 5 years ago when we started communicating
I wish she was here today so we could have gone to this movie together.
but she died last year from cancer.

So as I sat in the theater I thought of Sue
and I laughed and I cried,
and I wondered if Sue had followed Juno's path
would her life have been more meaningful.

Juno played by Ellen Page was so wise for her young years.
I don't know if credit can be given to Ellen's outstanding performance
or a script magnificently written by Diablo Cody.
I just know that Juno is hard to forget and I'm sure there are a lot of Juno's
in schools everywhere today.

Diablo Cody a former stripper in Minneapolis clubs,
is Hollywood's hottest screen writer right now.
She has two or three movies in development, and
is writing a TV series for Stephen Spielberg.
I look forward to seeing anything of hers they put on screen.
Her writing is beyond compare to anything I have read.
I do worry about her, she did not have an easy life and
I suspect she was Juno.
She well deserves all the praise she is getting.
I just hope she can handle the pressure of such an overnight success.

I give this movie 4 stars, and recommend it to anyone who has
teenagers in school, male or female.


Misty said...

I hope to see it myself soon! It sounds like a great movie!

Foster Communications said...

I want to see that movie too! Did you see the rave of it over on the Ross Blog?
I'm also itching to see August Rush.

Michael Manning said...

I am very selective with movies. I may see "The Kite Runner". I like movies that stir the imagination and wonder!!:)

Joonie the Too said...

Because of your thoughtful review of Juno, I will go see it. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am a lazy blogger but I have something fun coming in the next week. Check by again if you wish. Again, Thank you!

Green tea said...

In some ways I am selective too Michael.
I want movies that make me feel good.

I read the Kite Runner and want to go see it soon.