*If you haven't seen the movie Hard Candy (another Ellen Paige film which is a great movie!), then watch the film first or get details on about the film before reading this, because I don't wanna give spoilers to it. But if you have seen it, then you can read this. Maybe about the second time watching the film, you may have noticed these small connections with each other.*
I was watching Hard Candy for the second time one night, and noticed it had some similarities to Juno. Hard Candy did come first before Juno, so Juno may have connections to it. I paused the movie and asked my...
You are the cheese to my macaroni
You are always there
You never do care
Even when my off beat ideas
Or if I messed up on guitar playing
You never make fun of me
You always clap and cheer
Even if the crowd boos and jeers
You'll be like the only one clapping and loving it.
I love it that you need me
I love it that I need you
A date with me is like going to the playground and talking
And a date with you is like so real, so calm
hi all. ain't it great we can finally have opinions about things again now that we swept that white trash bush administration out the door? Trying to tell a bunch of saddened people they're not criminals for having opinions like we weren't crushed over 9/11 too. And that's why Diablo Cody is a genius. She probably had Juno finished for the longest time and nobody wanted to buy it until she watched enough Fox News and such and realized that "hey...maybe my protagonist should KEEP the baby." She started to do what all starving script writers have done during the wifebeater bush years -- ask...
I've seen this movie out of the corner of my eye on my laptop many times. Spider-Man 3 and Dark Knight as well. So I have lots of opinions about Juno. Here's what I liked.
1) Alison Janney's character was the best concept in the script. The idea that she's disrespected and regarded as ineffectual and a nuisance until the day there's actually something going on that she should be on the ball for. And damned if she is. What a nice metaphor for what Moniq was saying.
Perhaps the amazing underlying subtext of Juno is that if society treated women better and had more respect for their tastes they'd be given better things then what's on the screen to put on a pedestule. Juno has a chair placed throughout in order to make it seem artsy and deep. They never show Juno and her friend being sold Life Saver dots and being told they're acid, which means we also don't get to see how warped and tripped out they pretend they are as a result. Juno is like a school day during a blizzard. A deflated football everyone tries to push over the goalline.
juno: you're taking soupy sales to prom while I'm pregnant!
bleeker: yeah well you're the one who broke my heart first I should be super pissed at you
juno: well...I'm a planet!
bleeker: that's it? That's how you're gonna win the argument Mott the Hoople homeskillet way beyond my maturity level Greta Rauss? Diablo Cody Airlines would be funny. The most heavily decorated plane that ever crashed.
Juno is an excursion through that dorm at the big state college where you think it's a bunch of people who are very insightful but no...it's...
Hi all. Juno sucks. If you want a good example of what the nice lady underneath this post says, see jackie brown or sleepaway camp. Sleepaway camp is a wonderful example of female empowerment kicking butt. It's like Munich for the weird girl. Juno would have worked alot better if Alison Janney were the focus but all the teenagers would have stayed from it. Lots of good parts in Juno but they're wasted. Lots of good OBSERVATIONS in Juno...and they're wasted.
Forget juno. Anyone could have written it. Watch how Diablo Cody wants more then anything to make the "dream big!" point--...
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