Wednesday, December 19, 2007
You need to see Juno!
Somehow I forgot to mention how much I loved JUNO. It's hilarious but has a lot of heart. The acting, directing, soundtrack...all great. I'm also really excited that a female-driven comedy is being so well received. You'll hear a lot of industry people talk about how female-driven comedies are dead, that romcoms use a formula that's been overdone, that people only want crude-yet-clever Apatowian stuff. I enjoyed Superbad and Knocked Up as much as the next girl, but I don't want to accept this idea as fact. I hope Ellen Page stars in ten more movies in 2008. Another great thing about Juno was its complex characters and complete avoidance of stereotype amidst many possibilites for stereotypes (the midwest, high school, etc). There's more about this - and the family values of the film - in this great article from Slate, the Washington Post's online mag.