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Ten second movie review

Absolutely no Reds-related content here, but I wanted to recommend a great movie to you: Juno. We saw it yesterday afternoon, and it’s just a brilliant film. Well-written, quirky, and if Ellen Page doesn’t win a Best Actress Oscar, it will be a travesty.

Four and a half stars out of five.

10 thoughts on “Ten second movie review

  1. My wife and I saw it on Saturday, also. I really enjoyed it, but it was a little cloying and twee, in a Wes Anderson kind of way. I could’ve done without the wristbands and short-shorts on George Michael, for example. (And how can you have a movie with Bateman and Cera and not give them a scene together?)

    But Page, Allison Janney (of Dayton!) and Vern Schillinger were fantastic.

  2. Aaah, Chris, I made a similar Wes Anderson connection, and noted it to my wife immediately after we saw the film. Of course, Anderson is a genius — he’s my favorite director, by far — so any similarity to an Anderson film is high praise in my mind.

  3. I thought the dialogue was a bit too “look how smart we are.” Page was good, but do you really think a 16 year old girl talks like that?

  4. But then again Roger Ebert loved the movie. At first I didn’t like it because of the cutsey dialogue and the godawful, precious “folk” music, but then I realized that my wife and I spend HOURS discussing it, so when a movie can do that, it’s darn good. But that music, ARRRGGGHHHHH.

  5. Well, I liked to rock music that was there (“All the Young Dudes,” etc.) but that “I love you / you love me / let’s get married / start a family” type of music? Oh man, all I could think about was where was John Belushi when we need him?

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