This is the official blog of Winna Efendi, author of several bestselling Indonesian novels.

Selasa, 22 April 2008

(movie) Juno

I didn't know what to expect, I guess at first I thought this was something like It's a Boy Girl Thing, which was funny but not essentially deep. This is a new era of young adult movie.. something like an indie but way better!

Juno is a witty girl who refuses to fall in any kind of high school stereotypes. She plays the guitar, she knows music older than her own age, she has a cheerleader as a best friend, she is not afraid to speak her mind, she has cool parents, she swings a juice bottle as she walks.. and she is pregnant.

It started with a chair. She and her best friend (played by Michael Cera, who portrayed the character brilliantly) slept together out of boredom and curiosity. She couldn't go through with abortion so she found two perfect people to adopt her baby.

It was honest, and very funny. I fall in love with the movie after 5 minutes it starts playing.. and I just think I cannot find a movie like this elsewhere. The characters are so well developed and real. The songs are weird but perfect for the movie. Dialogue.. well written. Great plot, great conflict.

4.5 stars.

1 komentar:

rina mengatakan...

Hei Win, salam ketemu lagi :-) Great resensi, nti aku nonton juga deh. Waktu itu udah lihat sih posternya, cuma nggak tahu film apa. Kirain film remaja biasa gitu. Kamu hobi nonton juga ya?