January 20, 2008

About Juno and Diablo Cody's Script

Diablo Cody seems a sure-fire bet to not only be nominated for a screenplay Oscar on Tuesday, but she'll probably also win the award. Is this merited? It appears there's a bit of a backlash against her work. And I can't say I'm surprised. The movie is great fun, well-acted, and witty as hell. But there is is the matter of everyone in the movie seeming to talk the same way, there are a couple of poorly written scenes (especially the abortion clinic scene which is flat-out awful), and, personally, I really didn't believe that Juno was a 16 year old, and that was rather distracting. For further thoughts on this scroll down to the end of Dennis Cozzalio's year in review piece (well, actually, read all of that - it's a really funny, insightful and witty review - but if you only want to see the bit on Juno, it's near the end) and these thoughts on it at The Man From Porlock.

All that said, I had a great time at Juno. I liked it. But unlike Roger Ebert, I wouldn't say it was the best film of the year.

Posted by armand at January 20, 2008 03:52 PM | TrackBack | Posted to Movies

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