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Juno

Juno

Date: Feb 13 2008

Themes: Pop Culture

Intro

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What would you do if you got pregnant? Well, let’s not open that can of worms because the options aren’t funny. Still, Juno somehow brings humor to the story of teenage pregnancy. With sweet romance and a funny search for adoptive parents, the plot is perfect. Juno is praised as the best new comedy/drama of the year. You might even call it a dramedy.

Dialog

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2. Study - Read the dialog again to see how the vocab words are used.

Mason

Mason

Beren

Beren

Mason:  I was really excited to see Juno get a lot of Academy Award nominations.

Beren:  I actually am super excited. I love Ellen Page and she is incredible.

Mason:  She is so f’ing cute.

Beren:  Yeah. Yeah. She is pretty cute. She’s really good in the movie. Did you see Hard Candy?

Mason:  No. I’d…I’d never heard of her before.

Beren:  Yeah. I hadn’t either. I guess she is amazing in that. But yeah. She made Juno.

Mason:  Completely carried the movie. Yeah.

Beren:  Did you…What did you think of the dialog?

Mason:  I loved it.

Beren:  Did you?

Mason:  Yeah. I loved the heck out of it. I talked that way with my closest friends.

Beren:  Oh really.

Mason:  Really. I saw it with my best friends and I literally walked out of the theater and was like, “I am really glad the world’s finally starting to talk like us!”

Beren:  Really? Like a sixteen-year-old’s Live Journal?

Mason:  No, I mean, there is no way that, like, actual kids that age talk that way.

Beren:  No. I know. Exactly, right?

Mason:  But it’s like, you know…

Beren:  It’s like fake teenager. Hollywood teenager.

Mason:  I’ll confess to you: I liked Dawson’s

Creek when it came out and I was in high school. And no kids talk like that. I like well-scripted stuff.

Beren:  Yeah. I can see that. No. I think overall the movie was excellent.

Mason:  Totally great. All around,I think it’s a pretty phenomenal film.

 

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Discussion

Mason and Beren both loved Juno. They were not surprised to hear that it was nominated for a lot of Academy Awards. Beren and Mason were both impressed with the acting and Mason thought the script was well-written.

Beren loved Ellen Page’s acting and so did Mason. But Mason was most impressed by her looks. Still they agreed she made the movie.

Mason especially liked the script. He said it was like a dialog between him and his friends. Beren, on the other hand, thought it was unrealistic. Teenagers don’t really talk like that. No matter what, Mason liked it.

And overall, Beren and Mason agreed that the film was a must-see. If you and your friends were a movie, what movie would you be?

 

Comments

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whathell

whathell

China

How come you guys never talked anything about michael cera ? He made this movie too ! He is the sh1t !god i hate both of you!

08:53 AM Mar 29 2012 |

memona

Syrian Arab Republic


11:10 PM Apr 13 2010 |

miffoo

miffoo

Slovakia

I haven't seen it,  but sounds interesting Cool

05:01 PM Feb 23 2009 |

dofkele15

dofkele15

Lithuania

I have seen Juno two times. And What can I say? Tis film was AMAZINGI!!!

 

01:25 PM Apr 09 2008 |

peilovel

Viet Nam

I’d nerver heard of this movie before.

07:54 AM Apr 07 2008 |

manoot

Sudan

its funny

03:23 PM Feb 19 2008 |

jaiteh

jaiteh

Gambia

Waw, this movie sounds interesting.
wish could have a copy here in the Gambia to watch.

09:14 AM Feb 19 2008 |

gokuh

gokuh

India

its seems film is too good and i wud like to watch dis

 

10:38 AM Feb 18 2008 |

JOSEFRANCISCO

Colombia

the comedy is funny and try to teach something

05:32 PM Feb 16 2008 |

xbatistax

xbatistax

Egypt

good

04:45 PM Feb 16 2008 |

xbatistax

xbatistax

Egypt

its good

04:43 PM Feb 16 2008 |

maitrang88

maitrang88

Viet Nam

Both Ellen Page and Michael Cera are so adorable. Does anyone enjoy its OST? Sooooo cute!

03:08 PM Feb 15 2008 |

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panduola

panduola

China

that is to say you are now in south korea?

05:21 AM Feb 15 2008 |

isa2000

isa2000

Palestinian Territory, Occupied

nice

06:35 PM Feb 14 2008 |

aoooo101

aoooo101

Turkey

they talk very quickly!

11:06 PM Feb 13 2008 |

jackparadise

Japan

the script is very important to the moive  Am i right?

04:56 PM Feb 13 2008 |

jiahui.lei

jiahui.lei

China

i haven`t seen it,, i`d like to see it when i`m free

02:34 PM Feb 13 2008 |

sukizuo

sukizuo

China

you people speak so speedy, i can't keep up with you.

01:21 PM Feb 13 2008 |

aquamarine jenny

France

good

11:56 AM Feb 13 2008 |

lizzie.ld

lizzie.ld

China

i love it. it's perfect!

11:51 AM Feb 13 2008 |

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