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Peazey
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re: Juno

I have only seen Juno once, shortly after it came out. My initial impression from even the previews/ trailers was that it was trying to be an edgy film about a controversial issue. This led me to think that the entire subject matter is contrived with the intents of being edgy to gain attention and to fit some sort of trendy pop persona. When I viewed it I thought it was a solid movie but not particularly memorable. I kinda already had my preconceived notions going into it though.

Your passion for it makes me want to rewatch it to see if I missed something special, but based on your prior comments in this thread I think we may just have different tastes in movies.


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iwyLSUiwy
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Member since Apr 2008
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re: Juno
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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


Just posting this gay reference was gay.

How does a 50 year old self proclaimed movie buff consider Juno and inglorious bastards the two greatest movies of all time? Have you never watch an Alfred Hitchcock, Ford, Scorsese, Kurosawa, Chaplin, Coen, or Kubrick film? I mean really, wft.

quote:

Granted, a la Kevin Smith, the wittiness of Cody's dialogue crosses the border of pretentiousness like Mexicans over an Obama-guarded Texas wall


O god make it stop.
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SlowFlowPro
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re: Juno
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How does a 50 year old self proclaimed movie buff consider Juno and inglorious bastards the two greatest movies of all time?

wait

...

what?

i may not even want to know


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TN Bhoy
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Member since Apr 2010
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re: Juno
Juno sucked.


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JombieZombie
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Member since Nov 2009
5702 posts

re: Juno
It's a great movie, but you're reaching.

I love Bateman's and Page's awkward relationship.


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LsUCIFER
LSU Fan
Slidell, LA
Member since Dec 2012
158 posts

re: Juno
Yeah dude, let me beg forgivemess for having different tastes than you. I'm sure Scorsese's gangster movie was much better. Or was it his other gangster movie? Or his other gangster movie? Or his other gangster movie? Or his other gangster movie? How about I just pick a generic list of the greatest oldschool directors and pick the movies I'm "supposed" to like because that's what everyone else said. The movie had massive critical acclaim, massive mainstream success, multiple Oscar nominations, yet from half the comments around here it was unfit for the screen. Can't stand Kubrick's films. The Coens put out some good stuff, but nothing I'd count amongst my favorites. This is going to be a fun ride.
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LsUCIFER
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Member since Dec 2012
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re: Juno
iwy, for someone so in tune with the work of the masters, the irony of my original post playing on the pretentiousness of a handful of people on here has gone so far over your head that it's disappointing. Of course, it does lack the insight and brilliance of a post like "Would you rather be a bear or a shark?"
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SlowFlowPro
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re: Juno
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Can't stand Kubrick's films.

have you seen them all? he has done a wide range of movies

lots of weird shite for sure, but barry lyndon and dr. strangelove aren't that weird


LsUCIFER
LSU Fan
Slidell, LA
Member since Dec 2012
158 posts

re: Juno
I'm being too harsh on Kubrick. A Clockwork Orange mesmerized me as a kid. But his stuff that I don't like, I REALLY don't like. For me, before I get into overanalyzing a movie, the one primary question is, "Was I entertained?" That, in the end, is the bottom line. And by all means a significant body of work buys a writer or director a couple Mulligans. But I can't stand it when people jump on the bandwagon because they are expected to. And that mentality runs rampant.
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Kracka
North Carolina Fan
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re: Juno
It's a good movie, but not a GOAT. I liked the weird music in it.


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Mohican
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Member since Nov 2012
2804 posts

re: Juno
Juno's a great movie, no doubt. As others have said, you're overstating it a bit, but I do think it deserved all the recognition it got.


Another movie in the same vein with the same sort of feel that I enjoyed was It's Kind of a Funny Story. Sets the same kind of college aged coffee shop tone but is very engaging with its wittiness a lot like Juno. If you liked Juno you would like that one I believe if you haven't already seen it.



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OMLandshark
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Member since Apr 2009
43457 posts

re: Juno
What has it been today people proposing some pretty good films are among the best of all time. Juno is yet again not even close.


brgfather129
Texas Tech Fan
Austin, TX
Member since Jul 2009
10805 posts

re: Juno
This is some solid trolling.


LsUCIFER
LSU Fan
Slidell, LA
Member since Dec 2012
158 posts

re: Juno
Don't know what you're talking about.


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Tigris
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Member since Jul 2005
6697 posts

re: Juno
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people proposing some pretty good films are among the best of all time. Juno is yet again not even close.


This. Ellen Page was fine in Juno but the weak link in Inception. The plot for Juno doesn't stand up all that well to actual thought.


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iwyLSUiwy
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Member since Apr 2008
21431 posts

re: Juno
quote:

iwy, for someone so in tune with the work of the masters, the irony of my original post playing on the pretentiousness of a handful of people on here has gone so far over your head that it's disappointing. Of course, it does lack the insight and brilliance of a post like "Would you rather be a bear or a shark?"


Just answer the question. Bear or Shark?


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tidalmouse
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Member since Jan 2009
16117 posts

re: Juno
I liked it.I'm a little older.They'd lock me up for having an "Ellen Page" crush.I like the kid that knocked her up.The one that was in Superbad.Also I like the song they play together at the end.It was a cute movie.If it's your top movie,well,you'll enjoy R-rated movies when you get old enough.

eta: Wut.I'm confused.With the love of Twilight and Juno I thought.Hold on.Wut....
This post was edited on 12/10 at 6:39 am


SouljaBreauxTellEm
LSU Fan
Mizz
Member since Aug 2009
28724 posts

re: Juno
Have you seen hime in Youth in Revolt?

He kind of seems like the same character in his movies. Idk.


TheHumanTornado
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge, LA
Member since May 2008
1474 posts

re: Juno
I saw Juno in Denver at a screener before it was released to theatres and fell in love with it. I will admit over time that my feelings about it have softened but it is still excellent and witty. Putting it as far up as the OP has is a bit of a stretch.


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