Directed by Jason Reitman and released back in 2007, Juno is a comedy-drama film surrounding 16-year-old Juno MacGuff, a quick and witty teenage girl who unfortunately gets into an unplanned teenage pregnancy. Despite having considered an abortion, Juno decided to see through the whole pregnancy and deliver the baby so that a couple could adopt them.
The film follows Juno on the journey of her pregnancy and how the people around her like her father, step-mom, friends, and the Lorings (the adoptive parents) support her throughout.
Juno is a lively and heart-felt film that talks about issues such as teenage pregnancies and abortion, and despite its age, the topics it talks about still remain relevant in today’s context. Director Jason Reitman managed to marry the serious issue of teenage pregnancies and sex, together with the fun of comedy, producing a highly enjoyable film.
Since its release, Juno has been a highly acclaimed film among critics, receiving awards such as Critics Choice Movie Award for Best Comedy (2008), and won the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay with three other Oscar nominations.
If you’re looking for a heartfelt comedy-drama, then Juno is something to put on your to-watch list.