Movies that focus on touchy subjects shouldn't really be comedies. But a few manage to pass the mark.
After an one-time encounter with her friend Paulie Bleeker (Michael Cera), Juno MacGuff (Ellen Page) finds herself pregnant. She opts to get an abortion, but decides she can't go through that. Instead, she plans to put the baby up for adoption after it's born. She finds Mark (Jason Bateman) and Vanessa Loring (Jennifer Garner), a young couple hoping to adopt, through an ad in the newspaper. As her pregnancy progresses, Juno becomes more connected to the Lorings, her parents and Paulie.
Although I have a thing for quirky movies, Juno is different. It's not too quirky, but it gets on a high enough level for me to like it. With all of the movies that are remakes, reboots, prequels, sequels, blah blah blah, it's refreshing to see an original concept.
My Rating: ****