As I said at the BonBlogs, “Not News: JUNO is an excellent movie.”
Seriously. That shit is outstanding. Go see it.
Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know. I’m behind most LA-based hipsters by a few weeks (at least), but DAMN. That is an amazing movie and I loved it, loved it, loved it. (Like, updating my TOP MOVIES list “loved it.”)
And why did we go see Juno at noon on a Friday when I have so much stuff to do that I can hardly keep my compartmentalized mind in its proper Tupperware?
Because last night on Letterman, the amazing Ellen Page made an appearance. She is brilliant, articulate, FUNNY. And within just two minutes of her banter with Dave, I knew I was watching a superstar. Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know. Everyone in Hollywood has been saying this for quite some time (and her name has been on some casting wish lists of mine, but not because I fought to put it there — I work with some very smart filmmakers, apparently). But I hopped on the bandwagon last night.
And then I watched the movie today and fell more deeply in love with actors I already adore (JK Simmons, Allison Janney, Jason Bateman, Jennifer Garner, Michael Cera) and became totally addicted to Ellen Page and Olivia Thirlby. Just WOW. In the wake of all the Britney/Lindsay bullcrap (which is almost getting more coverage than the storm), I have to say I now have hope for the future of the young Hollywood female. PLEASE let me cast these wonderful women soon!
Excellent movie. So much “more” than what you might expect. It’s about love. And hope. And family. And choices. Just wonderful. Great work casting, Mindy Marin and Kara Lipson. What a fantastic screenplay from Diablo Cody! And, of course, lovely work from director Jason Reitman.
Get on the bus, y’all. Thundercats are GO!
PS — The trailer for Young at Heart blew me away. Must-see (well, the trailer at least). I’m willing to bet I’ll love the film too. I’m a sucker like that. Octogenarians singing The Ramones and The Clash? I’m soooooooo in. (Seriously, go watch that shit. Outstanding!)