Jason Reitman's sophomore effort, Juno, is even better, funnier and more moving than his first effort Thank You for Smoking. Ellen Page gives an effortless performance as Juno MacGuff, the sixteen year old girl who finds herself pregnant after a one time deal with her best friend Paulie Bleaker. J.K. Simmons was also the best performance that he's given in a long time.
Juno was written by Diablo Cody, a first time screenwrite who shows that she has the chops to be around in the film industry for a good long time. The film is both hillarious and deeply moving. It is (tied) as the best film of the year, and if nothing else we'll see Diablo Cody on the stage at Kodak Theatre this February; but, I would not be surprised to see Ellen Page up there as well.
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