Thanks to the wonder of Netflix, I finally got around to watching Juno this past weekend. What a bunch of hype over a very average film.
Don’t get me wrong, it was enjoyable enough. Who could help but laugh at little nuggets like “That ain’t no etch-a-sketch. This is one doodle that can’t be undid, homeskillet.” Or a girl screaming, “Thundercats are go!!” to announce her labor. Quirky fun, right?
Honestly, I think the film tries too hard to be smart and witty. And I seriously don’t get the love for Ellen Page in this film. The few characters I’ve seen her play are all some variant on the same theme. At least her delivery of them is. Duuuulllllll.
Luckily, there is some humor, and Allison Janney, to be found amidst the monotonous dialogue, one-liners, and mostly socially inept characters in uncomfortable situations.