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Tuesday, January 15, 2008

NYTimes Opinion on Juno


There is a column worth reading on the New York Times Opinion Page about the film Juno. Juno, is the name of a teenager who gets pregnant and gives the baby up for adoption.

Columnist, Caitlin Flanagan, has a valid point about the message of the film and how it effects girls. (I, personally, haven't yet seen the film.)

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

What a beautifully written article.

~Jen

Mrs. Blogoway said...

But she criticizes the movie and calls it a fairytale. Isn't that why we go to movies, to escape reality for a little bit?

Katrina said...

I loved Juno. It depicts a strong female character with a complex personality who thinks about relationships and her actions. I don't think it's a fairy tale at all. She is sad when she gives up her baby but recognizes that she cannot be a good parent and that a baby will hold her back.

Tracee said...

As I said, I haven't seen the film yet. I'm sure I will though.

Mrs. Blogoway, I would say there are certain types of films that attempt to address a social concern and make a commentary on it. Take Sicko for instance - the point was not to escape reality. I guess the author of the Op-Ed piece felt Juno was making the wrong social commentary on teen pregnancy.

Katrina, I saw an Oprah commercial that said what you are saying.

Man, I've got to go see this flick.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

NYTimes Opinion on Juno


There is a column worth reading on the New York Times Opinion Page about the film Juno. Juno, is the name of a teenager who gets pregnant and gives the baby up for adoption.

Columnist, Caitlin Flanagan, has a valid point about the message of the film and how it effects girls. (I, personally, haven't yet seen the film.)

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

What a beautifully written article.

~Jen

Mrs. Blogoway said...

But she criticizes the movie and calls it a fairytale. Isn't that why we go to movies, to escape reality for a little bit?

Katrina said...

I loved Juno. It depicts a strong female character with a complex personality who thinks about relationships and her actions. I don't think it's a fairy tale at all. She is sad when she gives up her baby but recognizes that she cannot be a good parent and that a baby will hold her back.

Tracee said...

As I said, I haven't seen the film yet. I'm sure I will though.

Mrs. Blogoway, I would say there are certain types of films that attempt to address a social concern and make a commentary on it. Take Sicko for instance - the point was not to escape reality. I guess the author of the Op-Ed piece felt Juno was making the wrong social commentary on teen pregnancy.

Katrina, I saw an Oprah commercial that said what you are saying.

Man, I've got to go see this flick.