Saturday, August 22, 2009


While Justin is off on his daily escapes, I find myself here--on our couch--watching one of the finest pieces of cinematography ever made--in my opinion at least. Juno--if you haven't seen it, you definitely should--pronto. Just after she discovers she is pregnant, she walks up to her chemistry lab table and says to her lab partner, who also happens to be the father of her baby, "nothin' like experimenting." It's lines like that that make the film so wonderful. It's raw, and honest, and so-darn-funny without trying. The story of an awkward and edgy teenager who finds herself in a "fragile state" after a one-time romp in a living room chair with her best guy, the film focuses more on Juno's "coming of age" throughout her pregnancy than on the pregnancy itself. Themes of the film include self actuality, divorce, stereotypes, gossip, family, and innocent love. Any way you spin it, the movie is fantasic. An excellent way, I must say, to spend a lazy Saturday morning while our dogs wrestle one another around the livingroom floor over a floppy pink stuffed octopus. If you're bored, I highly suggested scheduling a viewing for yourself.

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