Juno review

Film description

In a nutshell:

Quirky teenager gets pregnant and has some big decisions to make.



A comedy about growing up...and the bumps along the way.


Vanessa Loring: 'Your parents are probably wondering where you are.'
Juno MacGuff: 'Nah... I mean, I'm already pregnant, so what other kind of shenanigans could I get into?'

'You should've gone to China, you know, 'cause I hear they give away babies like free iPods.'

'Bleeker's mom was possibly attractive once, but now she looks like a Hobbit. You know, the fat one that was in the Goonies.'


“It started with a chair”, claims Juno Macgruff, staring at a brown armchair and having a flashback of losing her virginity to her yellow short-wearing, tic-tac loving best friend, Paulie Bleeker.

Subsequently straight-talking and sharp Juno takes a pregnancy test, only to see the pink plus sign shining up at her in all its glory.

She’s pregnant.

Juno calls her friend Leah and tells her the news. To which Leah acts casual, surprised that Paulie was able to get a girl pregnant.

After telling Bleeker the news, Juno announces that she will “nip it in the bud”. However once at the abortion clinic she decides she can’t go through with it.

Instead she and Leah discuss the option of her having the baby and giving it up for adoption.

Decision made, Juno goes home to tell her parents, who act quirkily supportive.

Juno is fixed on keeping the adoption ‘old school’ and after browsing through the Penny Saver, finds wealthy couple Mark and Vanessa Loring.

What follows is a journey which sees Juno having to make adult decisions whilst still trying to find her way in the world as an offbeat teenager.

Belle and Sebastian, Sonic Youth and Buddy Holly contribute to accompanying Juno’s alternative route to maturity.

Written by: Natalie Xenos

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Release Dates

UK Cinema release
February 8th 2008
UK DVD release
June 9th 2008
UK Blu-ray release
August 13th 2009

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    • Alice

      Mar 20th 2009, 19:41

      Very disappointing, its a shame it has so many brilliant reviews. It really doesn't deserve it.

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