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.