Monday, December 10, 2007

Pregnant Pause


A little over a month ago I mentioned my admittedly creepy crush on 20-year-old Canadian actress Ellen Page (In Praise Of: Ellen Page/10.29.07).

At the time, the buzz on her most recent film Juno, in which she plays a whip-smart pregnant teen, was deafening; I hadn't yet seen it however -- something my wife and I rectified late last week.

If you've read the reviews, you don't need me to tell you how absolutely fucking fantastic this movie is.

I'll only say this: See it -- immediately.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Shes a truely great actress, Hard Candy was amazing performance.

But I am truely upset at the fact that she will become a "household name", like most great things, I had hoped she will stay under the radar for a while. (Not to say she hasnt, or hasnt earned it, because she has.)
At least I will always have her performance in Hard Candy before the Hollywood machine destroys and corrupts her.

Lang said...

how did you not have a problem with the film's hard-core right-wing ideology? SHE WAS amazing as was the rest of the cast... But FOX searchlight did an amazing job of masking a film as indie, hip and liberal... while giving off some of the most right wing ideology i've seen on camera.... (a company owned by Rupert Murdoch Espousing a conservative agent... What in the name of Out Foxed)...

If Pat Robertson had written the movie... It couldn't have had a more right-wing pro-life subtext...

The message of the movie is simple: Keep your babies... no matter what... everything will work out just fine... Your parents won't mind... You'll get the man of your dreams.. and you'll make a couple (or mother) very happy...

It was hard to enjoy a movie that's intention was to undermind row v wade...

What's amazing about the flick.... It seems the liberal thing to watch... Basically the cast of arrested development... Great young actress... But it's a shockingly pro-life film...

I hadn't realized Carl Rove was a screenwriter...

But i do agree the gal's got talent and moxie...

Chez said...

You're looking for a message where there is none.

It's about one girl. The same argument could be made in the opposite direction by saying that it shows what happens when a teenager with no morals -- and one who hasn't been taught abstinence in school -- indulges in sinful, premarital sex.

Besides, if she had had an abortion, the movie would've been over 20 minutes into it. Once again, it's one person's story; trying to make more of it is silly.