One of my favourite recent movies – Juno – is released on DVD on Monday, and I'm super-happy I can add it to my collection.
If you didn't catch it at the cinema, it's a warm-hearted film centered on 16 year old Juno Macduff (Ellen Page). She's an uber-hip girl who finds herself pregnant after sleeping with her best friend Bleeker (Michael Cera) and decides to give her baby up for adoption to a perfect couple.
The characters are awesome and adorable, the soundtrack is fab, Allison Janney and JK Simmons play Juno's parents (surely a nominee for best on-screen parents ever?) and the film made me laugh and cry. My girl Buzz totally agrees, and gives more details, for those who haven't seen it.
Ellen Page was nominated for an Oscar for her performance in the film, and Diablo Cody won for her original screenplay. As a side note, Diablo's book Candy Girl – about her time stripping – is a really interesting and funny read.
But back to the movie – I'd highly recommend you either rent or buy the movie when it comes out on Monday. There's a whole bunch of fun featurettes, screen tests, a commentary by Director Jason Reitman and Diablo, deleted scenes, gag reels, and a fun cast and crew jam! I'll leave you with Juno and Bleeker in song...