It’s STACK‘s Friday Flick time, where each week we’ll recommend a slice of classic movie viewing that’s sure to get your weekend off to a great start. This week, it’s Juno.
Directed by Jason Reitman, written by Diablo Cody, and featuring a spirited performance by Ellen Page in the title role, this charming indie favourite was nominated for four Academy Awards in 2008 including Best Picture, winning Cody the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay.
Juno is a precocious 16-year-old who discovers she’s pregnant to her best friend, Paulie (Michael Cera). After deciding to have the baby, she begins searching for suitable parents and a loving home, with married couple Mark and Vanessa (Jason Bateman and Jennifer Garner) shaping up as suitable candidates.
Four reasons why Juno rocks:
1. The cast – Ellen Page, Michael Cera, Jennifer Garner, Jason Bateman and J.K. Simmons are all perfect.
2. It wears its quirky indie film credentials proudly on its sleeve.
3. It offers a different perspective on high school and teenage life.
4. The acoustic guitar-laden soundtrack.
Words: Alice Thompson
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