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Postby TAsunder » Mon Jan 07, 2008 1:01 pm

Anyone else like this film a lot? I saw it this weekend and thought it was funnier than any other film this year by a significant margin. It's one of those sugary sweet type films, but unlike Little Miss Sunshine, it's actually as good as its critical praise. Whereas Little Miss Sunshine seemed to rely on "it's funny because it's weird!" humor, Juno has sharp dialogue and a tone to it that earns the jokes.

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Postby square » Mon Jan 07, 2008 2:06 pm

how many michael cera or movies about getting pregnant or judd apatow-esque movies can one watch in a year????

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Postby aaron » Mon Jan 07, 2008 2:12 pm

Saw it this weekend, simply based upon critical responses. Found it totally forgettable and walked out wondering seriously what all the hoopla was about. Is THIS the kind of thing that is considered fine movie-making these days? Seriously.

(Though I will admit that I am definitely more drawn to darker, more unsettling types of films. Maybe just was not my cup of tea.)

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Postby The Center Square » Mon Jan 07, 2008 2:20 pm

Man, it was jam-packed with more name dropping that Molly Ringwald's "Rave-ups" folder in 'Sixteen Candles'. (cue a quick pic of that to drive the point home)

-Shit, that could have been a scene from that thing.
It was trying WAY too hard, and completely forgettable in the long run.

The Soundtrack was/is audio 3rd grade vomit to boot.

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Postby Shipley » Mon Jan 07, 2008 6:11 pm

square wrote:how many michael cera or movies about getting pregnant or judd apatow-esque movies can one watch in a year????

the answer is three. One with judd, One with cera, One with both.

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Postby boston_jeff » Mon Jan 07, 2008 6:47 pm

I will see this movie, but the whole Dwight from the Office calling her "homeskillet" in the ad is way too cutesy for me and I have an irrational hate on for Diablo Cody after all the hoopla and her recent first column in EW. Strangely, my wife just read her book and she loved it.

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Postby TAsunder » Mon Jan 07, 2008 7:24 pm

The whole movie is cute like that. It's not quite "Pushing Daisies" or "Waitress" cute but it's close.

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Postby nickled&dimed » Mon Jan 07, 2008 10:18 pm

I haven't seen it, but i did make half the patrons in the house turn around when I guffawed about her line "I'm already pregnant, so what other trouble can I get into?"

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Postby spanky » Mon Jan 07, 2008 11:39 pm

The Center Square wrote:The Soundtrack was/is audio 3rd grade vomit to boot.


I guess you can describe Buddy Holly, Sonic Youth and the Kinks as vomit. Especially Sonic Youth... we're talking about the good kind of vomit, right?

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Re: Juno

Postby spanky » Mon Jan 07, 2008 11:47 pm

TAsunder wrote:Anyone else like this film a lot? I saw it this weekend and thought it was funnier than any other film this year by a significant margin.


Yeah, it was funny, ellen page did a great job, jason bateman was an understated pathetic kind of funny. The one major criticism I would have is that it is a compilation of roles we have seen before, very recently - arrested development, knocked up, etc...

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Postby Meph » Wed Jan 16, 2008 4:17 pm

I enjoyed the movie, but it did take me a while get past Juno's hipster dialogue.

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Postby The Center Square » Wed Jan 16, 2008 4:27 pm

spanky wrote:
The Center Square wrote:The Soundtrack was/is audio 3rd grade vomit to boot.


I guess you can describe Buddy Holly, Sonic Youth and the Kinks as vomit. Especially Sonic Youth... we're talking about the good kind of vomit, right?


Nah, in this case it comes across as the obligatory 'trying too hard' bands to drop on there.
Recently, The Kinks were used modestly and in better form on 'The Darjeerling Limited".
Not in this flick.

When you haphazardly throw in that Moldy Peaches/gal "too stupid to even pull off a Daniel Johnston rip-off' vomit tween those bands and it's time to throw the sawdust on the CD to clean it up.

It's not a well put together soundtrack.

I gotta digress and say that the acting in it was quite good though.

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Postby spanky » Wed Jan 16, 2008 5:04 pm

The Center Square wrote:
spanky wrote:
The Center Square wrote:The Soundtrack was/is audio 3rd grade vomit to boot.


I guess you can describe Buddy Holly, Sonic Youth and the Kinks as vomit. Especially Sonic Youth... we're talking about the good kind of vomit, right?


Nah, in this case it comes across as the obligatory 'trying too hard' bands to drop on there.
Recently, The Kinks were used modestly and in better form on 'The Darjeerling Limited".
Not in this flick.

When you haphazardly throw in that Moldy Peaches/gal "too stupid to even pull off a Daniel Johnston rip-off' vomit tween those bands and it's time to throw the sawdust on the CD to clean it up.

It's not a well put together soundtrack.

I gotta digress and say that the acting in it was quite good though.


I get the point, you don't like Moldy Peaches. That fact, however, does not lessen the quality of the Kinks, Sonic Youth, Buddy Holly or any other band in the soundtrack or not.

And by the by, it isn't sawdust - it's sweeping compound, a.k.a. Kleen Sweep. Which is what I will use when I sweep this thread under my couch.

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Re: Juno

Postby harrissimo » Wed Jan 16, 2008 5:35 pm

TAsunder wrote: but unlike Little Miss Sunshine, it's actually as good as its critical praise...


Wait a damn second here, you're not allowed to say anything bad about Little Miss Sunshine. Very bad form I must say.

I wonder what Little Miss Sunshine would have been like if it was directed by the Coen Brothers. Alan Arkin with a cattle gun - now that would be something I must say.

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Postby Shipley » Thu Jan 17, 2008 7:52 pm

a friend of mine criticized the movie as being unrealistic since Juno's hipster music choices weren't ones a 16 year old would make. After I saw the movie, I chuckled that the Sonic Youth tune Bateman uses to impress Page was a song my brother listened to back when he was about 16 and really into Sonic Youth. If we managed to discover older punk bands and stuff in bumfuck delaware (where I grew up) with nothing but zines and mail order, certainly a kid with access to the internet can get old music much easier now.


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