Monday, August 18, 2008
We finally caught Juno, the famous movie dealing with the serious subject of teen pregnancy, and both enjoyed it tremendously.
It's an impressive movie because of the balancing act it achieves; it does not take sides or moralize in regards to Juno's choices. Also, it doesn't present Juno as blameless, stupid, or helpless. She is very much in control of everything, soup to nuts, and she is both adorable and sophisticated. Ellen Page, as Juno, successfully carries the entire movie. Everyone else is just supporting her, though they all do an excellent job of that.
Michael Cera was suitably funny, innocent, and smart as the boyfriend, too. In the end, I couldn't help but find these two teens extremely charming.
I am grateful to have seen Mamma Mia on the big screen. Yes, it's a silly musical, but it is worth the price of admission for the scenery, since it was shot on a Greek island. GORGEOUS. I wanna go. Now. Anyway, the cast obviously had so much fun making this movie that they really should not have been paid. I always love Meryl Streep, and she can even sing, plus Colin Firth was in this, too. So, go look at a beautiful island, sing along with ABBA, and enjoy the funny scenes in this romantic comedy of a musical! You will be happy when you leave, even if you don't wanna be.