Typically I don't like contrived, over-written dialog. The type of dialog that in the real world would take you a week to think about and put together so that it's just perfect but in certain movies spews unnaturally and instantly from a character's lips. Sometimes it works (Clueless -whatever happened to Alicia Silverstone?
), and sometimes ... ahhh,.. in my opinion,.. not so much (Clerks
Well, when the characters in Juno started talking I had instant flashes of Kevin Smith
at a typewriter and started to wonder if this Academy nominated (Best Picture, Directing, Actress & Original Screenplay) film was going to be sadly disappointing. I'm glad to say it wasn't. As the movie went on and you get more involved with the characters and their lives you forget (although not completely) about the very stylized dialog. Actually you eventually enjoy it.
A cute little film with great main characters (Ellen Page
has a lot of screen presence and Michael Cera
is now one of my current favorites ever since Superbad
) great supporting roles (both Jason Bateman
and Jennifer Garner
suprised me in a good way (am i the only one that hated Alias?!)) and really liberal parents (by my dad's standards anyway) this one goes in my books with an 8/10 and a very happy thumbs up.