Is this the Juno thread?

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I think it is!

Tape Store, Saturday, 24 November 2007 05:51 (6 years ago) Permalink

Paste just called it the number one film of the year...Not that I trust Paste, but I'm a sucker for "All the Young Dudes" and Belle & Sebastian.

Tape Store, Saturday, 24 November 2007 05:52 (6 years ago) Permalink

But I also have this bad feeling that it will be like Junebug (one amazing performance stuck in a terribly mediocre film)

Tape Store, Saturday, 24 November 2007 05:53 (6 years ago) Permalink

Here's the trailer

Tape Store, Sunday, 25 November 2007 23:04 (6 years ago) Permalink

Junebug was so horrible. But my dog liked the beginning yodeling.

Yerac, Sunday, 25 November 2007 23:05 (6 years ago) Permalink

this looks so awful

milo z, Sunday, 25 November 2007 23:08 (6 years ago) Permalink

by "one amazing performance" I hope you're talking about Vern Schillinger

milo z, Sunday, 25 November 2007 23:09 (6 years ago) Permalink

it's not that bad but it's not that good either. the dialogue was real bad and it's pretty corny indie but even if it wasn't executed so amazingly i was glad to see a movie about a teenage girl who is interested in things and has a personality w/o being old guy jerkoff fantasy

A B C, Sunday, 25 November 2007 23:42 (6 years ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

Except she is, kind of. But I actually thought was the most interesting part of the movie -- the relationship between her and Jason Bateman -- in that it introduced some palpable tension and raised questions about the nature of their attraction to each other.

I dunno, I liked this for the most part, but some of the dialogue and the indie-quirky aesthetic was pretty grating, to be sure.

jaymc, Monday, 17 December 2007 20:12 (6 years ago) Permalink

i kind of want to see for michael cera alone, but it looks pretty annoying

n/a, Monday, 17 December 2007 20:15 (6 years ago) Permalink

Michael Cera only has about a dozen lines.

jaymc, Monday, 17 December 2007 20:23 (6 years ago) Permalink

(Like, I'm not really sure why he's second-billed.)

jaymc, Monday, 17 December 2007 20:23 (6 years ago) Permalink

Same reason Brando is second-billed in Apocalypse Now.

Because he's hugely fat, lazy, unprepared, and argumentative.

kenan, Monday, 17 December 2007 20:44 (6 years ago) Permalink

"Talk about the bloodlust."

kenan, Monday, 17 December 2007 20:44 (6 years ago) Permalink

Huh.

Also disappointed that Bateman and Cera never appear in the same scene, although J.K. Simmons uses the term "Pop-Pop" at one point.

jaymc, Monday, 17 December 2007 20:45 (6 years ago) Permalink

Except she is, kind of

I mean I'm pretty sure she's not the screenwriter's jerkoff fantasy. Except the primarily non-sexual jerkoff fantasy of being a sassy independent quirk icon I guess. I thought the relationship btwn her and Batman was the most interesting thing too

A B C, Monday, 17 December 2007 21:34 (6 years ago) Permalink

haha Batman

A B C, Monday, 17 December 2007 21:34 (6 years ago) Permalink

Does it really end with them singing a Moldy Peaches song to each other? Is Miranda July watching through the window Dawson style?

da croupier, Monday, 17 December 2007 23:05 (6 years ago) Permalink

i got suckered into this unawares...

dialogue is so ridiculous this is destined to be b-movie cult fodder in 10-20 years (heathers, valley girl, etc.)

the girl (Juno) is okay but the guy (Bleeker) is pretty great! Dad and step mom are not bad either.

Should i feel scared that the Jason Bateman character reminded me a little too much of myself? Eek.

the Alias chick bugs. i have a feeling she wasn't acting and that's her true self. grody to the max.

Steve Shasta, Monday, 17 December 2007 23:31 (6 years ago) Permalink

i really hate these kinds of movies.

latebloomer, Monday, 17 December 2007 23:42 (6 years ago) Permalink

This isn't as much one of those kinds of movies.

Eric H., Tuesday, 18 December 2007 04:31 (6 years ago) Permalink

Though the opening few minutes make it seem like it will the the MOST of those kinds of movies.

Eric H., Tuesday, 18 December 2007 04:31 (6 years ago) Permalink

Michael Cera only has about a dozen lines.

-- jaymc, Monday, December 17, 2007 8:23 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark Link

(Like, I'm not really sure why he's second-billed.)

-- jaymc, Monday, December 17, 2007 8:23 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark Link


http://www.boxofficemojo.com/yearly/chart/past365.htm

18 Superbad Sony 21,463,226 3,069 $33,052,411 2,948 8/17/07 10/21/07

Yeah, that's baffling alright.

Oilyrags, Tuesday, 18 December 2007 04:49 (6 years ago) Permalink

actually once i see this i might like it, i just hate having to feel like i should be seeing it since eveyrone is talking about

latebloomer, Tuesday, 18 December 2007 04:52 (6 years ago) Permalink

it.

latebloomer, Tuesday, 18 December 2007 04:52 (6 years ago) Permalink

Saw this tonight, and really hated that just about every character in the film practically screamed "I AM SUCH A QUIRKY WITTY SCREENWRITER, AND BTW I HAVE AWESOME TASTE IN MUSIC". I had to sneak into another movie afterwards just to get the bad taste out of my mouth.

Cosmo Vitelli, Tuesday, 18 December 2007 06:35 (6 years ago) Permalink

so Gilmore Girls: The Movie, basically?

latebloomer, Tuesday, 18 December 2007 06:39 (6 years ago) Permalink

It's even got a Garden State scene where they replace The Shins with Sonic Youth covering the Carpenters. Your move, Zach Braff.

Cosmo Vitelli, Tuesday, 18 December 2007 06:46 (6 years ago) Permalink

The thing is I'm not even sure what kind of movie Junebug was in the end - superficially it had some quirky indie signifiers but my reaction in the end was mostly just "huh?"

Hurting 2, Tuesday, 18 December 2007 06:52 (6 years ago) Permalink

it was basically a music video.

Steve Shasta, Tuesday, 18 December 2007 21:10 (6 years ago) Permalink

i liked this movie. it's very likeable. and funny.

s1ocki, Tuesday, 18 December 2007 21:10 (6 years ago) Permalink

so Gilmore Girls: The Movie, basically?

Perpetua beat you to this.

jaymc, Tuesday, 18 December 2007 21:12 (6 years ago) Permalink

Roger Ebert is "backing" this one the way he did Crash, so I'm very afraid.

Dr Morbius, Tuesday, 18 December 2007 21:12 (6 years ago) Permalink

I'm not sure it deserves all the plaudits it's been getting, but there is something quite likeable about it once you get past all the "indie signifiers."

jaymc, Tuesday, 18 December 2007 21:16 (6 years ago) Permalink

saw it last weekend, i enjoyed it. i definitely agree that the dialogue in the first 15 or 20 minutes was wayyy too much, and while the quirky dialogue is there to stay, the characters/story get rounded a bit more. overally i thought it was a cute indie flick. a bit over the top tweeness with a lot of the music, but i guess it worked with the film. a lot of self-consciously indie tropes used but the film had a decent aesthetic going on.

good performances all around, i thought. michael cera was awesome, even if he only had a few lines. i haven't seen arrested development, does he play pretty much the same role?

Mark Clemente, Tuesday, 18 December 2007 21:20 (6 years ago) Permalink

there is something quite likeable about it once you get past all the "indie signifiers."

exactly.

Mark Clemente, Tuesday, 18 December 2007 21:20 (6 years ago) Permalink

man any interest I had in this (mostly bc of Cera & Bateman) is rapidly draining away.

will, Tuesday, 18 December 2007 21:20 (6 years ago) Permalink

Even besides all the indie sigs, besides the obnoxiously stylized dialog, the whole message of the film is srsly dubious.

Cosmo Vitelli, Tuesday, 18 December 2007 21:27 (6 years ago) Permalink

If your teenage lover gets prego, don't sweat it, dude. With adoption, you can put blinders on, and after 9 kinda shitty (but kinda punkrock) months, she can forget about the whole thing too.

This film is an awesome sex ed tool.

Cosmo Vitelli, Tuesday, 18 December 2007 21:31 (6 years ago) Permalink

my hangover's telling me not to see any movies made after 1978

Andi Mags, Tuesday, 18 December 2007 21:42 (6 years ago) Permalink

Saw this tonight, and really hated that just about every character in the film practically screamed "I AM SUCH A QUIRKY WITTY SCREENWRITER, AND BTW I HAVE AWESOME TASTE IN MUSIC". I had to sneak into another movie afterwards just to get the bad taste out of my mouth.

Mostly OTM, although Janney, Batemen, and Garner are pretty good. They can act through a mouthful of moldy peaches.

Alfred, Lord Sotosyn, Saturday, 22 December 2007 20:38 (6 years ago) Permalink

This movie was too much like Ghost World, with Bateman playing Steve Buscemi in Gap clothes.

Alfred, Lord Sotosyn, Saturday, 22 December 2007 20:39 (6 years ago) Permalink

This movie was too much like Ghost World

I wish.

Eric H., Saturday, 22 December 2007 21:31 (6 years ago) Permalink

I liked it. I thought it was sweet.

Simon H., Sunday, 23 December 2007 00:47 (6 years ago) Permalink

i thought it was enjoyable too, though most negative comments here and elsewhere seem to center around the film's self-awareness and being too clever for its own good, which made me wonder: where is that line between clever and too-clever/in-love-with-its-own-cleverness, and how do you know when it has been crossed?

i suspect sincerity has a lot to do with it, and perhaps the film's first 15 minutes vs the rest of it is a good example of where that line is drawn. but again, i laughed at the first 15 minutes "despite" knowing how hard it was trying -- so does it really matter if it's not being "honest"?

alex in montreal, Sunday, 23 December 2007 12:55 (6 years ago) Permalink

I didn't laugh at all. These things are subjective. I mean, it was unbearable for a whole fucking hour before Reitman let things breathe.

Alfred, Lord Sotosyn, Sunday, 23 December 2007 14:25 (6 years ago) Permalink

when was the last time a screenwriter did this much more publicity for a film than the director?

da croupier, Sunday, 23 December 2007 15:55 (6 years ago) Permalink

i mean there are people like Charlie Kauffman who get press, but I don't think he went on TV with the star while Michel Gondry and Spike Jonze stayed at home.

da croupier, Sunday, 23 December 2007 15:55 (6 years ago) Permalink

when was the last time a screenwriter did this much more publicity for a film than the director?

If you ran a studio, would you support someone named "Jason Reitman" or "Diablo Cody"?

Alfred, Lord Sotosyn, Sunday, 23 December 2007 16:02 (6 years ago) Permalink

saw this. bad movie. bad bad bad.

homosexual II, Sunday, 23 December 2007 17:13 (6 years ago) Permalink

I'm surprised Veg didn't like Whip It!.

...out of that weakness, out of that envy, out of that fear.. (C. Grisso/McCain), Sunday, 16 February 2014 04:30 (8 months ago) Permalink

it wasn't anywhere near as good as it thought it was

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 16 February 2014 04:33 (8 months ago) Permalink

i dare say she's talented, she's probably in movies i would never see or care about and will continue to be in them. but the tenderness/intensity/nervousness of her speech here is more important than anything (possibly) she'll do professionally. i felt a lot of love for her and was moved by it.

i lost my shoes on acid (jed_), Sunday, 16 February 2014 04:43 (8 months ago) Permalink

as a straight non-entity who's seen one movie in the theatre since inception, morbs' comment seemed pretty catty

probably a fitting welcome to the sisterhood tho i guess

mookieproof, Sunday, 16 February 2014 04:54 (8 months ago) Permalink

just watched the ellen page speech after having been aware of it 24 hrs. great job to her. think she is a great person for humanity. god bless.

jaymc, Sunday, 16 February 2014 06:48 (8 months ago) Permalink

you know use me as an example but whatever

jaymc, Sunday, 16 February 2014 06:48 (8 months ago) Permalink

like the kind of liberal guy who thinks the pope is great

jaymc, Sunday, 16 February 2014 06:49 (8 months ago) Permalink

and can say "you know he's a jesuit"

jaymc, Sunday, 16 February 2014 06:49 (8 months ago) Permalink

but

jaymc, Sunday, 16 February 2014 06:49 (8 months ago) Permalink

look here's the thing

jaymc, Sunday, 16 February 2014 06:49 (8 months ago) Permalink

and i'm alec baldwin for wnyc

jaymc, Sunday, 16 February 2014 06:50 (8 months ago) Permalink

but i didn't know if i was gay or straight

jaymc, Sunday, 16 February 2014 06:50 (8 months ago) Permalink

and i married a lady

jaymc, Sunday, 16 February 2014 06:50 (8 months ago) Permalink

a WOMAN i mean b/c

jaymc, Sunday, 16 February 2014 06:50 (8 months ago) Permalink

"lady," what's that all about

jaymc, Sunday, 16 February 2014 06:50 (8 months ago) Permalink

but in high school ...

jaymc, Sunday, 16 February 2014 06:51 (8 months ago) Permalink

just as many guys i found attractive as girls

jaymc, Sunday, 16 February 2014 06:51 (8 months ago) Permalink

so it is great to hear ellen page, oscar nominee for juno (2007)

jaymc, Sunday, 16 February 2014 06:52 (8 months ago) Permalink

wasn't she one of barbara walters's most fascinating people of 2007?

jaymc, Sunday, 16 February 2014 06:52 (8 months ago) Permalink

like was michael cera, similarly aged star of "superbad," which was probably a much bigger commercial hit, a baba wawa holiday go-to?

jaymc, Sunday, 16 February 2014 06:53 (8 months ago) Permalink

no b/c "juno" was a jason reitman film and socially relevant, wtf

jaymc, Sunday, 16 February 2014 06:53 (8 months ago) Permalink

b/c jason bateman listens to the sonic youth cover of the carpenters' "superstar"?

jaymc, Sunday, 16 February 2014 06:54 (8 months ago) Permalink

like ok whatever critics

jaymc, Sunday, 16 February 2014 06:54 (8 months ago) Permalink

much love to jk simmons tho

jaymc, Sunday, 16 February 2014 06:54 (8 months ago) Permalink

as papa juno

jaymc, Sunday, 16 February 2014 06:54 (8 months ago) Permalink

and her mom was who, alison janney? predictable much?

jaymc, Sunday, 16 February 2014 06:55 (8 months ago) Permalink

but honest to blog?

jaymc, Sunday, 16 February 2014 06:55 (8 months ago) Permalink

ok but good for her

jaymc, Sunday, 16 February 2014 06:56 (8 months ago) Permalink

even tho i bet roller derby girls are like, "you know, i thought you would represent the sport in a non-stereotypical way..."

jaymc, Sunday, 16 February 2014 06:56 (8 months ago) Permalink

and now

jaymc, Sunday, 16 February 2014 06:57 (8 months ago) Permalink

there's that andy samberg snl sketch that ppl are too glad to bring up

jaymc, Sunday, 16 February 2014 06:57 (8 months ago) Permalink

ughhhhhhh i just found a site i was going to link here but it is such bad clickbaity "lol the internet" omg i am depressed

jaymc, Sunday, 16 February 2014 06:59 (8 months ago) Permalink

ellen philpotts-page, as i remind myself

that is her honest-to-blog name

jaymc, Sunday, 16 February 2014 07:00 (8 months ago) Permalink

I hate to interrupt jaymc, but I think it's fine she came out. She also seems quite talented but just hasn't made any good films that I've seen*, it happens these days.

It'd be nice if just ANY celebrity telling us that they is a same-sexer wasn't news meant to THRILL us all (esp gullible young people), but then it would be a world where a 76-year-old man (NO MATTER HOW ADMIRABLE AND TALENTED) wouldn't be famous solely for saying "Warp factor five" over and over 45+ years ago.

I do think the SNL sketch should have ended with her using a strap-on to take Samberg.

mook, "sisterhood"? really?

* I have seen Inception and that Woody Allen Rome thing.

images of war violence and historical smoking (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 16 February 2014 07:09 (8 months ago) Permalink

Jaymc wins the internet today.

...out of that weakness, out of that envy, out of that fear.. (C. Grisso/McCain), Sunday, 16 February 2014 07:10 (8 months ago) Permalink

The funniest comment i have read about this was "She is a Canadian lesbian who came to prominence in Juno, which co-starred the Canadian lesbian Michael Cera." No, I am not proud for lolling at that.

images of war violence and historical smoking (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 16 February 2014 07:11 (8 months ago) Permalink

you can interrupt me that's fine. i was in a rabbit hole. i found a drake blog post from 2009 in which he professed his crush on ellen page (lol canadians): http://octobersveryown.blogspot.com/2009/01/im-gonna-go-to-women-nowcause-they-help.html

jaymc, Sunday, 16 February 2014 07:13 (8 months ago) Permalink

She was the best part of the Woody Allen Rome thing (faint praise I know, and this comes from the guy who started the anticipation thread).

...out of that weakness, out of that envy, out of that fear.. (C. Grisso/McCain), Sunday, 16 February 2014 07:15 (8 months ago) Permalink

ugh i forgot i had written this whole thing, which is like

but

jaymc, Sunday, 16 February 2014 07:15 (8 months ago) Permalink

still

jaymc, Sunday, 16 February 2014 07:15 (8 months ago) Permalink

i hope dlh is having a good night

jaymc, Sunday, 16 February 2014 07:16 (8 months ago) Permalink

going to just listen to william orbit for the next 6 hours

jaymc, Sunday, 16 February 2014 07:16 (8 months ago) Permalink

"water from a vine leaf" on repeat

jaymc, Sunday, 16 February 2014 07:17 (8 months ago) Permalink

going to just listen to william orbit The Moldy Peaches for the next 6 hours

― jaymc, Sunday, February 16, 2014 1:16 AM (9 seconds ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Fixed

...out of that weakness, out of that envy, out of that fear.. (C. Grisso/McCain), Sunday, 16 February 2014 07:19 (8 months ago) Permalink

i think i'm gonna make another pb&j so night's lookin up

be well jmc

i want to say one word to you, just one word:buzzfeed (difficult listening hour), Sunday, 16 February 2014 07:24 (8 months ago) Permalink

word. that was my dinner.

jaymc, Sunday, 16 February 2014 07:27 (8 months ago) Permalink

my only issue with her in "inception" was like "hi i'm exposition" but at the same time i am officially on record of LOVING THE EXPOSITION IN THE FILM "INCEPTION," DIRECTED BY CHRISTOPHER NOLAN (2010)

jaymc, Sunday, 16 February 2014 08:10 (8 months ago) Permalink

That Drake blog post is wow.

...out of that weakness, out of that envy, out of that fear.. (C. Grisso/McCain), Sunday, 16 February 2014 08:45 (8 months ago) Permalink

i hadn't put it together that she's played a love interest of M Cera and J Eisenberg; gotta be a joke in there

images of war violence and historical smoking (Dr Morbius), Monday, 17 February 2014 04:58 (8 months ago) Permalink


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