jamiebowen0306 (jamiebowen0306) wrote,

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I went to see "Juno" today.

I went to see "Juno" today. It stars Ellen Page as a 16 year old who elects to give up her child for adoption (to Jason Bateman and Jeniffer Garner) after she gets pregnant by a school friend.

It's a simple story we've see 100 times before but it was funny all the same and I'd recommend that you go and see it, because it's well done, despite the syrupy story line.

I have two little grumbles with the film. Firstly, as the father of 2 bright, sparky kids, who can have smart mouths if they aren't too careful, I'm used to clever comments from teenagers. The young lady in this film was a little too smart, even for someone who's used to that sort of thing. Don't get me wrong, it drove the story along but it had the ring of adults writing for kids sometimes, rather than kids actually speaking.

My other grumble is the calm equanimity with which the parents learned of their child's plight. We were 17 when the first of our children we born, and our folks freaked. My Dad pushed me through a glass door. So the matter-of-factness with which it is accepted here is a little odd for me.

p.s. I don't want it to sound like I don't love my kids. I love them to death, they were just a little unexpected.
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