"Juno" Fulfills My Expectations and More

January 21st, 2008 - 5:28pm by Slye Fox

So I've finally seen Juno. Took long enough. As stated earlier, I've had it on my "must see" list for a while. So after ditching the NE scene, Kat and I caught the late night show down at the lagoon.

And it was as expected: delightful, witty, and cleverness galore. Everything I'd've wanted out of a Diablo Cody script. I especially loved all the little hometown references while we strained to recognize the various Minneapolis film locations. Reminiscent of Napolean Dynamite, Ghost World, Little Miss Sunshine, and Welcome to the Dollhouse, this film leaves us smirking at the multitude of repeatable lines. Here're a few of my favorites:

  • Juno MacGuff: [dog barking] God, Banana! Shut your freakin' gob!
  • Rollo: So what's the prognosis, Fertile Myrtle? Minus or plus?
    Juno MacGuff: There it is. The little pink plus sign is so unholy.
    [shakes pregnancy tester]
    Rollo: That ain't no Etch-A-Sketch. This is one doodle that can't be un-did, Homeskillet.
  • Juno MacGuff: I could like, have this baby and give it to someone who like totally needs it.
    Leah: You should look in the PennySaver.
    Juno MacGuff: They have ads for parents?
    Leah: Yeah! 'Desperately Seeking Spawn.'
  • Punk Receptionist: Would you like a free condom? They're boysenberry.
    Juno MacGuff: No, thanks. I'm off sex right now.
    Punk Receptionist: My boyfriend wears them every time we have intercourse, it makes his junk smell like pie.
  • Mac MacGuff: Next time I see that Bleeker kid I'm going to punch him in the wiener.
  • Juno MacGuff: I'm just gonna go ahead an nip this thing in the bud. Cuz you know, they say pregnancy often leads to, you know...
    [brief pause]
    Juno MacGuff: ...infants.