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Juno

comedy, drama, romance


When she becomes unexpectedly pregnant by a guy pal, a 16-year-old girl in small-town Minnesota decides to give her baby to the "perfect" couple she locates from the classified ads...

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    94%
  • Audience Score
    88%

common sense

PAUSE for kids age 14
Positive messages
0 out of 5
Sex
3 out of 5
Consumerism
3 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
3 out of 5
Language
5 out of 5
Violence
0 out of 5

Brilliant teen pregnancy comedy, but iffy for kids.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that this well-written, warmhearted comedy tackles a very serious subject: teen pregnancy. It has real bite, as well as frank sex talk and some swearing, which makes it iffy for younger viewers. But there's plenty here to appeal to older teens -- not the least of which is Superbad's Michael Cera, who co-stars. Unlike a lot of teen-centric Hollywood fare, the film doesn't condescend. Even its treatment of teen pregnancy, which may appear cavalier at first, comes across as sensitive and mature in the end.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about teen sex and pregnancy. Can you think of other movies and TV shows that have tackled these subjects? How does this film approach the topics differently? Does Juno's journey seem realistic? What about how she handles her situation? Do you think things would be likely to work out similarly in real life? What are your family's beliefs about teen sex? Are teens and parents in agreement or not?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

  • Tomatometer®

    94%
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  • Audience

    88%

Top Critic Reviews

Fresh: Prepare yourself for the Juno generation.

- David Edelstein, New York Magazine, Saturday, October 18, 2008

Audience Reviews

2 stars

twee lite

- brooklynspo, Friday, September 26, 2008

5 stars

Touching, Heartwarming, funny, compelling, intelligent, i cant even stress how good a movie this is. Watch it, own it.

- jmanard52, Tuesday, June 3, 2008

2 stars

For some reasons I watched this for the second time & it seemed even more shallow, naive & unrealistic, Trying so hard to be a cute and cool indie,Juno suffers from pretentious & unrealistic dialogues & moments which were really annoying, Ellen Page is annoying as always & so is her character in the film, The most hilarious thing about Juno is Diablo Cody winning the best ORIGINAL screenplay oscar for ripping off Jeni, Juno & writing this insipid script

- arashxak, Wednesday, September 29, 2010