Thursday, December 20, 2007

Juno


I got tickets to an advanced screening of Juno and so I went and saw it.

This movie wasn't bad. I don't think it's a masterpiece (or even worth my time to watch a second time) but it was okay. It was mildly funny, had a modest amount of heart and was populated by generally attractive or funny people.

I'm fairly lukewarm about it.

Like I said, I don't really ever need to see it again, now that I've seen it once. It's competently put together, the script is fine (if not a bit cookie-cutter in places) and the acting is all good.

Generally, this was a good movie. I don't have really anything negative to say about it other than it just didn't float my boat as well as others. And I don't think it was laugh out loud funny either. One or two jokes maybe got me, but the rest of it just seemed too clever to laugh at.

I guess, you'd do worse than seeing this movie, but with the batch of films coming out this week, I'm not sure why you'd want to. (You've got Sweeney Todd and Margot at the Wedding on Friday... I'm told Charlie Wilson's War, too.)

So... There you have it... Juno wasn't terrible and probably worth watching once, but not a masterpiece. And as far as Jason Reitman goes, I'd have to say that I thought Thank You For Smoking was a much funnier film (I think Juno is more well rounded, but Smoking was certainly funnier.)

I'm not sure if any of this made sense, but I'm out of here.

9 comments:

Steven said...

"Thank You For Smoking" was rather boring.

Bryan said...

You're rather boring.

Steven said...

Oh, now I know why you don't like good movies.

Bryan said...

Did I say I didn't like Juno?

I don't think I said that.

And you're still boring.

Steven said...

You just said that you think awesome shit is boring.

That's all.

Bryan said...

Vain doesn't equal awesome.

Steven said...

True. But vain AND awesome kicks a lot of ass. Just ask the anti-Greenstreet blogs. They know all about it.

Bryan said...

Speaking of which, where are those assholes? The only reason I started was because I was sure they'd end up here sooner or later....

Becky Ryan & Oliver said...

yeah, i thought it wasn't the BEST but good. Lars and the Real Girl was much better, one of my favorites I think.