Life in the Slow Lane

April 29, 2008

‘Juno’ an honest to blog mess

Filed under: Movies — pauljlane @ 3:06 pm

I’m only a year behind the times, but I just saw “Juno” on DVD this past weekend.

THIS is the “smart, sophisitcated” comedy everyone was hyped up about?

I can’t say it was bad, but it really wasn’t that good, either. The writing was definitely sophisticated, but the scribe knew he was smarter than everyone else and tried way too hard to prove that in his script. What was supposed to be cool talk from a hipper-than-thou teen just sounded like jibberish from a stuck-up princess.

The acting was superb, but do you mean to tell me that this Best Picture-nominated film was actually one of the top five movies of 2007? Methinks the Academy didn’t try too hard to find a better alternative.

Good writing doesn’t have to be over-the-top in its intelligence. “Almost Famous” was superbly written, but you never felt like you were being talked down to. That’s all “Juno” seemed to be doing.

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