When 16-year old tomboy and wise-cracker Juno (Ellen Page) discovers she's pregnant, she decides to look for a couple to adopt her baby. She finds yuppies Vanessa and Mark (Jennifer Garner, Jason Bateman) and thinks they would be super cool parents.
I was prepared to hate this movie because I don't think teen pregnancy is comical, but I was won over by Ellen Page's quirky charm. She's smart, independent, strong and very likeable, a true gem of an actress. Michael Cera plays her clueless boyfriend; he's believably bewildered by the pregnancy and, though more interested in the track team than the baby, is quite appealing, too.
The movie does make Juno out to be a heroine by dealing with this life-changing event so calmly and with the love of her family, and I don't think it will discourage any teens from possibly making the same mistake she did. But it's funny and the characters are real and it has the off-beat feeling that indie movies often have. Recommended if you can overlook the basic moral issue and enjoy the story.