Little Miss Son Shine
Juno will divide its audience into two distinct camps. The first will love the quirky and infinitely cool 16-going-on-30-something protagonist who is versed in both today’s lingo and yesteryear’s pop culture. The other camp will hate how precocious and unflappably hip the whole affair is. Juno is one of those modest comedies that came together in just the right places, with just the right cast, at just the right time, and ended up becoming the 2007 version of the little movie that could. Ignore all the hype and it’s a sweet ride bubbling over with cutesy moments and smart-alecky dialogue. Do 16-year-olds talk like this?… of course not, but a movie about a pregnant 28 year old woman who smokes a pipe would be a documentary about being a grandparent in Arkansas. Think of Juno as a Look Who’s Talking sequel done 15 years after the original and you’re about there.