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post #41 of 199
Eclipse - I'm sending you a PM w/some spoilers.
post #42 of 199
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Eclipse - I'm sending you a PM w/some spoilers.
post #43 of 199
i really want to see it but don't know if i can handle it. i'm having a hard time watching birth whether fiction or no since my last birth experience. also, i'm not keen on seeing a movie where the mom gives her baby up.
can someone PM me with a spoiler or two, as well?
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I wanted to make sure they didn't portray teen pregnancy in a totally, completely negative way. Such as "Your only options are adoption or termination!"

My 12 yo ds was born when I was 16 and it always hurts him a bit to see movies/tv shows where a teenager gets pregnant and her life is ruined by it. He always comes to me afterwards and we have the whole "you weren't a planned pregnancy but you have been the best surprise of my life and I would never have it any other way" talk. Also, his bio father has just contacted us about possibly meeting ds, so he is already going through alot at the moment. I am wondering if we should just skip it.
ITA. *sigh*
post #45 of 199
If you don't want to see what you know or think might be in the movie, don't go see it.
It's not an 'after school special' teen pregnancy movie though, it's really really good and sweet.
post #46 of 199
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If you don't want to see what you know or think might be in the movie, don't go see it.
Ouch - that was a bit harsh

I was just trying to feel out the overall tone of the movie to decide whether or not it is appropriate for my 12 yo ds, given our circumstances, not trying to say it is a bad movie! And the wise mamas on here definitely helped me.

Glad you enjoyed it. I can't wait to see it, but will most likely wait until it comes out on video to watch it with him so that we can discuss more fully.
post #47 of 199
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If you don't want to see what you know or think might be in the movie, don't go see it.
It's not an 'after school special' teen pregnancy movie though, it's really really good and sweet.
i agree that this was a little harsh. more than a little, actually. the movie looks great! i'm not going to go see it but i'm not going to call for it's boycott or anything else. it's just not my cup of tea. as a teen mom who has lived with the pressure of "adoption adoption adoption!" i am not interested in sitting through a movie with such an ending. that's just me. glad you enjoyed it but i'm still raw from the crap i got for keeping my baby. to each their own.
post #48 of 199
i think they portray the whole pregnancy thing in a good way. they dont just make it so that the only decisions are abortion and adoption at all. and the way she chooses is interesting
post #49 of 199
Im a once teen mom (now Im old) and just loved this movie.

It was a difficult subject matter but they shined such bright light on it.

The music was PERFECT!!! I said to DH (before knowing that Kimya was an MDC mom) "This music is so perfect for this movie, wasnt she on the Weeds soundtrack?"
post #50 of 199
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It might be a very slight trigger for a teen mom, but not much. Juno's really sweet step-mom took care of that issue at the ultrasound
I'd guess that it'd be a nostalgic trigger not so much a traumatic trigger. (Unless the teen mom had had truly horrendously abusive things happen to her.)
post #51 of 199
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Originally Posted by magstphil View Post
i agree that this was a little harsh. more than a little, actually. the movie looks great! i'm not going to go see it but i'm not going to call for it's boycott or anything else. it's just not my cup of tea. as a teen mom who has lived with the pressure of "adoption adoption adoption!" i am not interested in sitting through a movie with such an ending. that's just me. glad you enjoyed it but i'm still raw from the crap i got for keeping my baby. to each their own.
I think what made this movie so different was that Juno decided to put the baby up for adoption on her own. She went to an abortion clinic and could not go through with it. I think that any 16 y/o in that situation has a tough choice to make, but in this case, her family was 100% supportive of her decision.

I don't think this is a spoiler, but when Juno is in the hospital, her Dad said that someday she would be there on her own terms. OMG, that really opend the floodgates for me.

I loved the movie. Definiely see it in theaters or rent it. I don't think it pushes adoption or has any agenda.

I Juno
post #52 of 199
I am going with a friend tomorrow to see it. I got a babysitter and everything!
post #53 of 199
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i agree with the previous post regarding the the teen pregnancy theme.

juno is in complete control of the situation from the moment she takes the pregnancy test. no one is forcing, manipulating or giving her ultimatums. she has complete support from her family and friends. this is definitely not a helpless teen with no options tear jerker... i cried for completely different reasons.


i think she is portrayed as a very intelligent, capable, responsible and strong individual. I found her character extremely admirable. I don't think they were trying to really tackle the issues on adoption or abortion, but rather share a really an amazing story.
post #54 of 199
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I want to see it too. How appropriate is it for children? What ages? I know its pg13 but for me that doesnt say awhole lot.
I LOVED it. I don't know if I would consider it appropriate for kids younger than the teen years, since there is sometimes crass discussion of sex and crude language. But I found Juno to be a very engaging, thoughtful character, and I totally cried.

Of course the birth moment was a little ruined for me by the immature audience members who "Eeeeewww"ed when the baby was born covered in vernix and blood.
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Of course the birth moment was a little ruined for me by the immature audience members who "Eeeeewww"ed when the baby was born covered in vernix and blood.
oh, aww thats funny/sad!
i watched this at home, while kids were running around and i was surfing the internet, so i was mildly distracted. but i wasnt too into the movie. (too hollywood commercially i guess.) maybe my expectations were way to high... the intro and first 10 min of movie were really good. i wish they could have kept up that kind of off beat pace. my favorite movie is The Royal Tenenbaums & every other movie seems to pale in comparison. the sound track to juno was really really good though!
post #56 of 199
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Originally Posted by magstphil View Post
i agree that this was a little harsh. more than a little, actually. the movie looks great! i'm not going to go see it but i'm not going to call for it's boycott or anything else. it's just not my cup of tea. as a teen mom who has lived with the pressure of "adoption adoption adoption!" i am not interested in sitting through a movie with such an ending. that's just me. glad you enjoyed it but i'm still raw from the crap i got for keeping my baby. to each their own.
This is exactly why I won't be seeing it either. Too much of a trigger for me. I even had one "friend" in my youth group get angry with me because I hadn't given my baby up for adoption. I'd really rather not think of "adoption or abortion" when I think of teen pregnancy, and that's what we as a society are conditioned to think. However, each to his own, and at least the character isn't pressured into making her decision.
post #57 of 199
My kids (14 and 16) loved Juno. I loved most of it, but sometimes I found Juno to be a little too....too something! I still haven't thought of the word. I enjoyed her character overall, but every now and then something she'd say seemed to take away from a scene or her character for me. I am not explaining it well I'm afraid.

I think the dialogue and music were terrific.
post #58 of 199
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Originally Posted by UnschoolnMa View Post
My kids (14 and 16) loved Juno. I loved most of it, but sometimes I found Juno to be a little too....too something! I still haven't thought of the word. I enjoyed her character overall, but every now and then something she'd say seemed to take away from a scene or her character for me. I am not explaining it well I'm afraid.
Yeah, I felt that the scene with Juno meeting the prospective adoptive parents was a little off. It was like she went from being smart and savvy to being kind of jerky and unable to gauge the social setting. It didn't seem in keeping with her character.
post #59 of 199
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Originally Posted by ledzepplon View Post
Yeah, I felt that the scene with Juno meeting the prospective adoptive parents was a little off. It was like she went from being smart and savvy to being kind of jerky and unable to gauge the social setting. It didn't seem in keeping with her character.
I loved that scene and thought it was intended to be that way. Yes, she's a smart and savvy teen, but I think we were being reminded that she was still a teen.
post #60 of 199
I *loved* this movie. However, (and I wish I knew how to make spoiler thingies) I also thought it was sad. Goodness, if I was choosing a teenager to be my mom, Juno would be my choice. I also loved how she was surrounded by people who supported her and embraced her quirkiness. DH was especially taken with the Juno/stepmom relationship.
As someone battling infertility, I guess maybe I should have been rooting for the actual ending, but I was really quite saddened. Even though I did see the sweetness in the ending. Gotta love Jennifer Garner as a neurotic woman - that sweet side of her character kept peeking out though.
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