JUNO (2007)

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Director: Jason Reitman
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 96 min

Juno MacGuff is not one of the popular girls (she describes herself as “freaky”) but she has the self-confidence, individuality, and snarky sense of humor to make her stand out from the others in her high school.  When she realizes that a one-night-stand with her friend Bleeker has left her pregnant, she briefly considers having an abortion, but instead decides to have the baby and put it up for adoption.  With the support of her family and friends, she finds a childless couple (Mark and Vanessa) and sets off on the adventure of pregnancy.

Juno is a funny, instantly endearing character, whose choices and experiences are both remarkable and genuine.  The story is really a study in relationships–friendships, marriages, romances, and families.  But it is Juno’s wry sense of humor that makes the movie.  This is one of my favorites, and I highly recommend it!

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