Film in Society
Motion Picture Analysis
Juno is a tale told over four seasons, starting in autumn when Juno, a 16 year old high school junior in Minnesota, discovers she’s pregnant after one event in a chair with her best friend, Bleeker. In the waiting room of an abortion clinic, the quirky and whip-sharp Juno decides to give birth and to place the child with an adoptive couple. She finds one in the PennySaver personals, contacts them, tells her dad and step-mother, and carries on with school. The chosen parents, upscale yuppies, meet Juno, sign the papers and the year unfolds. She at first wanted to get an abortion but she changed her mind after passing a pro-life activist and being told that the baby has fingernails. Juno is the type of girl that doesn’t really care what others think of her.
The mood and tone of the movie I think is comedy and drama. I also think that the tone of the movie is the reality of pregnancy to a perspective of adolescence, the involvement of the adoption process and the position each character portrayed in the movie. I also believe that the film director constructed the movie in a way were Juno’s problems changed throughout the four seasons, and here is what I mean by that. Starting in fall and how fall is parallel to how Juno blooms into the rebirth of a new and mature person. She finds out she is pregnant. The mood I would say is quiet and calm, because Juno was quiet about the whole situation at first. Instead of telling someone, she went to the abortion clinic without anyone knowing about her pregnancy. The mood that winter brings is sadness and depression for Juno, especially when Mark and Vanessa had some issues going on. The problems Juno is dealing with are grown up problems that she will have to eventually solve as she goes through life. Next comes spring and the mood of spring is relief. Relief when Juno gives birth and it was a sign of her completing her coming of age into adulthood. Last but not...
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