Saturday, April 19, 2008


Ce n'est pas une pipe, c'est une trompe de Fallope.

So, yeah, Clara and I finally saw Juno last night. We were, like, the last people in the whole frickin' state to see it, but it was worth the wait. Most definitely. I was totally cool with its portrayal of teen pregnancy and stuff because, like, it was a frickin' movie. It was supposed to be entertaining, which it so totally was. The only part I didn't like was when Juno called Katrina De Voort "Soupy Sales," because, like, what sixteen-year old girl knows who Soupy Sales is? Other than that, I was cool with the whole thing. Because, okay, first of all, Ellen Page was brilliant. Of course, she's Canadian, right? Like Anna Paquin, who was also totally precocious Oscar bait, plus also being in the X-Men series. But this is weird. In X-2, Kitty Pryde was played by a different Canadian actress (Katie Stuart). What's up with that? But, anyway, Ellen Page so deserved an Oscar nomination. And the newspaper dude from Spiderman? I was like, why couldn't my Dad have been so awesome? Okay, so maybe I thought Michael Cera's character could have been developed a little more, so we understood just a smidge better what Juno saw in him. He was a bit sketchy, kind of a device. Tic Tacs went in one end and sperm came out the other. And, like, what's with the pipe? Symbolism much? Whatever. It was a cool movie.


Jim H. said...


That review rocked!

BTW, we haven't seen it yet, even though all our kids recommended it.

Jim Haas

Christopher Tassava said...

Teh. Best. Post. Evar.

Bleeet said...

I liked the movie overall, but Diablo Cody's script was a bit too, too precious at the beginning. Some very pretentious slang thrown around. The writing in the last 2/3 of the film improved greatly. The lame argot faded, and the true characters emerged. It felt much more real, which was the film's strength.

Chris said...

That was very entertaining, Rob. The Bees Knees. I haven't seen Juno yet. Very bad considering she's a Nova Scotia girl.

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