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LsUCIFER
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Juno

Alright, this could be the final nail in my coffin. If I were Kevin Costner, this post could be my Waterworld. With my admission that I watched the Twilight movies, you guys have already slapped the ghey tag on my arse faster the kid who peaks through his blindfold pins the tail on the donkey at a '70s era birthday party. But Juno is one of the greatest movies of all time. On any given day, it's a tossup between Juno and Inglorious Basterds for my favorite movie. Nary a wittier movie hath ever been scripted. It alone elevates Diablo Cody to Tarantino or Coen-esque status, "Jennifer's Body" be damned (well, literally, it kinda was ). Granted, a la Kevin Smith, the wittiness of Cody's dialogue crosses the border of pretentiousness like Mexicans over an Obama-guarded Texas wall.
Ellen Page was beyond brilliant, and while admittedly not as fap-worthy as ScarJo or Beckinsale in a latex or Kitty Pryde leather catsuit, her portrayal (sans belly) puts her at the top of my celebrity crush list. Juno is the textbook example of why wit and intelligence trumps a set of 36 DD's. And while I'm on Ellen Page (pun intended), "Hard Candy" is one of the most badass movies of all time.


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re: Juno
the frick?


gatorhata9
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re: Juno
Yea, Juno was good. I didn't like it the first time I saw it because I was kinda forced into seeing it but after seeing it a few times since, I enjoy it. Solid flick.


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LsUCIFER
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re: Juno
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the frick?


That's pretty much what I was expecting.
It's not like I'm alone in my thinking - it won the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay, was nominated for Best Picture, and Page was nominated for best actress. I was just wondering if I was alone in my thinking around HERE.
This post was edited on 12/9 at 10:12 am


wildtigercat93
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re: Juno
Go home Chris, youre drunk


biglego
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re: Juno
I liked it but its not one of my favorites. You're going a little too far here.


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CoCo311
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re: Juno
It's a great movie, no doubt. As is Inglourious Basterds (probably in my top 20). But to say its on of the greatest movies of all time is a bit of a stretch. How old are you? Have you even seen a movie made before 2000? For all intents and purposes Inglourious Basterds isn't even the best movie Quentin Tarantino has made.


LsUCIFER
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re: Juno
I'm 46. Trust me, I've seen a lot of movies. Seen everything by Tarantino. Opinions are subjective, and for me Inglorious Basterds is far and away the best Tarantino movie - and given how much I love Pulp Fiction, that's saying a lot. And I stand behind Juno as the wittiest movie I've seen.
As far as Tarantino flicks, here's how I rank them:
1. Inglorious Basterds
2. Pulp Fiction

3. Kill Bill (don't care if they released separately - they are one movie)
4.Reservoir Dogs.




5. Jackie Brown
6. Death Proof

Gaps are intentional, and only counts if he wrote and directed it. Don't really care about other projects with semi-involvement (though I thoroughly enjoyed From Dusk Till Dawn). Fully expecting Django to rank anywhere from 1-3, and anxiously awaiting Kill Bill Vol. 3.
This post was edited on 12/9 at 11:13 am


St Augustine
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re: Juno
That was actually a pretty well written OP. While it is nowhere near even being worth of GMOAT status I really enjoy the film and will watch it if I catch it on. JK Simmons was hilarious in that movie.


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LsUCIFER
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Member since Dec 2012
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re: Juno
...and seriously, who is this Chris guy, and specifically what makes people think I'm his alter?


LsUCIFER
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re: Juno
Not to jump off on too many tangents, but has anyone seen Ellen Page in "Hard Candy". Awesome movie about a young girl who seeks revenge on the pedophile who killed her friend. So freaking good.


SouljaBreauxTellEm
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re: Juno
Yes we've seen Juno and Hard Candy. Both were great performances.

Have you seen American Crime or Whip It?


LsUCIFER
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re: Juno
Saww Whip It, but not American Crime. I will watch anything with Ellen Page in it. By far the best young actress out there right now.
This post was edited on 12/9 at 11:51 am


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stout
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re: Juno
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But Juno is one of the greatest movies of all time. On any given day, it's a tossup between Juno and Inglorious Basterds





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re: Juno
Nothing to be ashamed of Juno is a very good film. Ellen Page is brilliant in it.


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LsUCIFER
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Member since Dec 2012
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re: Juno
My taste is mercurial.
I'm a fan of intelligently witty comedy. For example, Dumb and Dumber was full of laughs, but purposefully lowbrow. Superbad is imo the funniest movie ever, and very well written. But for outright wit, where practically every line is sheer brilliance, Juno surpasses anything Coen or anything Kevin Smith - the two most immediate examples of "wit" that come to mind.
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Breesus
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re: Juno
Every single post in this thread gets dumber than the last, take a break from movie reviews for a while and go watch something:

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But Juno is one of the greatest movies of all time.

NOt in the top 100
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Nary a wittier movie hath ever been scripted.

Every single Mel Brooks and Christopher Guest and Cohen brothers movie says hello
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It alone elevates Diablo Cody to Tarantino or Coen-esque status,

I dont think you understand Tarantino's level
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the border of pretentiousness like Mexicans over an Obama-guarded Texas wall.

horrible analogy is horrible
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Juno is the textbook example of why wit and intelligence trumps a set of 36 DD's.

debatable, but i there are much much much better examples of this than her. Like Natalie Potman or Rashida Jones for example.
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"Hard Candy" is one of the most badass movies of all time.

The Godfather, Star Wars, Every Tarantino movie, Scarface, American Gangster, Raging Bull, Casino, Kick-Ass, Independence Day, Watchman,....... say hi
This post was edited on 12/9 at 12:20 pm


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Breesus
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re: Juno
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Juno surpasses anything Coen

I will never take a post of your seriously again. ever.


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wildtigercat93
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Member since Jul 2011
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re: Juno
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. Superbad is imo the funniest movie ever,


Oweo still throwin bombs


VOR
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re: Juno
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Juno is one of the greatest movies of all time.


It was a cleverly written movie with nice performances. It is very good. Does not rate among the greatest of all time.

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It alone elevates Diablo Cody to Tarantino or Coen-esque status


Uhhh, why don't we just see what happens.

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"Hard Candy" is one of the most badass movies of all time


Disturbing and interesting. Not sure about badass of all time.


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