Jason Reitman’s Juno is a heartwarming, smart, and funny coming of age film that is unlike others in the genre.
While Jason Reitman does a good job as director, Diablo Cody (a.k.a. Brook Maurio) does a fantastic job with the screenplay. The dialogue is so quirky and funny, it truly is special. The story itself is also very interesting. It keeps raw comedy front and center, but with emotional themes. I find a lot of coming of age films corny, but this one really wasn’t. It shows an accurate life of an outsider teen and her relationships that everyone can relate to. It didn’t just show the extreme highs and lows a movie with a teen protagonist often does, it includes all the in-between emotions. Elliot Page does a great job showing this, along with the other characters. Overall, it was very wholesome and unique film therefore earning a 4/5 from me.