4.08.2008

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.

6 comments:

the coelacanth said...

i'm in the latter camp, but i AM the former camp. fuck my life.

the coelacanth said...

oh sweeeet, steve guttenberg's in this? now i've GOTTA see it....

august low said...

oh dear you did it.

La Sporgenza said...

The Cocacabana...

No, Guttenberg isn't in Juno, but then again he wasn't in the Look Who's Talking series either. Maybe you should keep your comments limited to how hot the female leads are and leave it at that. Why don't you review the Hottie and the Nottie.

the coelacanth said...

so i got my stupid-kid-with-unfit-parents films mixed up.....sue me. i was thinking about my OTHER favourite film, three men and a baby. no time for hottie and the nottie, i'm plowing through all three seasons of project runway and hope to have a review up pre- dawn.

the coelacanth said...

i watched this tonight and i liked it very much. not perfect, as you said, but sweet. and that's right on. as for the dialogue? tarantino never gets ragged on, so why here?