Sunday, April 20, 2008

On Juno the movie

RacheL and I watched the movie Juno last night. Some students of mine at George Fox have talked about it a lot this semester, but I was still skeptical. Another teenage pregnancy movie. No thanks. So, when I watched it last night I was surprised. It was fresh. It was funny. It was thought provoking. As Rachel said, it did not glorify anything. It did not preach anything. It just made you think. It did not have a perfect ending, though tears came to my eyes when Juno gave brith. There is something beautiful about birth, no matter how messy it is. I loved how Juno chose Life – after going to an abortion clinic which was creepy. The prolife person outside of the abortion clinic was human. A girl from Juno’s school. Again, they did not try to make her out to be a weirdo, like most of Hollywood does with anyone who is pro-life. A refreshing movie about a girl that did not fit into the norm and was fine with being different.
-Cornelia Seigneur
www.writermom.net

2 comments:

patrick said...

i assumed Juno was directed by the same guy that directed Knocked Up, because it's about pregnancy and Michael Cera stars as Juno's boyfriend, but alas this this not the case.

Cornelia Becker Seigneur said...

did that disappoint you. . .? I still need to see Knocked Up. It seemed like a totally different kind of movie. Juno was more of a thinking movie while Knocked up more funny. . .

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