06 January 2008

D'ya know about 'Juno'?

There really is an exciting trend in Hollywood of [perhaps unintentionally] pro-life themed films. I never saw 'Knocked Up' but supposedly there was a good element to that movie in them having their child. Bella of course was intentionally pro-life. 'Juno' an indie-esque comedy by the makers of 'Thank You For Smoking' apparently is the newest movie that shows the bravery of a young woman who finds herself pregnant in world that sees abortion in her situation as the norm. The plot outline at IMDB reads... "Faced with an unplanned pregnancy, an offbeat young woman makes an unusual decision regarding her unborn child" (italics mine). What's exciting is the really funny cast they've assembled around the star Ellen Page - Michael Cera and Jason Bateman (Arrested Development), Jennifer Garner (Daredevil), and JK Simmons (Spiderman).

I can't wait to see it.

EDIT: Ha ha. I'm so excited I posted the trailer 3 times!


Leticia said...

I'm anxious to know if you like it Nolan. My review of the film is up at Catholic Exchange.

Nolan Reynolds said...

Just saw it tonight. It was hilarious. Obviously it doesn't hit the mark entirely from a Catholic perspective but it's got some great moments. There's little doubt that she's making a good decision, even when everything seems to go so wrong. It's a cross to bear, and she bears it bravely, perhaps becoming better for it.