Juno MacGuff (Ellen Page) is a rambunctious, says-what-she-wants high schooler who, after a brief easy-chair session with nerdy Paulie Bleeker (“Superbad”‘s Michael Cera), finds a little plus sign on a dozen or so pregnancy tests. Her family is bothered, but accepting, and Paulie does whatever the more aggressive Juno tells him to do. She doesn’t want them to be bothered, so she decides to abort. But after spotting an ad in the Penny Saver, Juno decides to let married couple Mark and Vanessa Loring (Jason Bateman and Jennifer Garner) adopt her child.
The Lorings really want a baby, and have the nice house, the money and the life Juno knows is best for her bun in the oven. But things aren’t as they seem, and vulnerable, confused Juno finds herself wanting to know her baby’s future dad, while the married Mark wants to relive the free-spirited spark he once had that teenage Juno embodies.
Amazingly funny and meaningful, “Juno” has riotous dialogue, writing and acting and is a high point for film this year. PG-13