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Juno (2007)

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Commentary 1: Director Jason Reitman and screenwriter Diablo Cody Rating:7.4/10 (15 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by AZtoCA on June 18th, 2008:Find all reviews by AZtoCA
this one is cute and nice to put your foot into

Jason Reitman seems to be detailed
Diablo Cody pretends to be drunk

not bad
Reviewed by The Cubist on July 2nd, 2008:Find all reviews by The Cubist
The first thing that you notice when listening to Cody talking is how well Ellen Page mimicked her way of speaking. Reitman tends to dominate the track and, not surprisingly, talks about filmmaking aspects like the casting of minor roles, the attention to details for the sets, how he shot certain scenes, and so on. Cody offers her occasional two cents with her best being her shout-out to the much beloved TV show My So-Called Life in one particular scene. This is pretty decent track filled with lots of anecdotal stories and production details.
Reviewed by reidca on April 23rd, 2009:Find all reviews by reidca
This chat is almost as intricately detailed as the film itself. Was shocked that Cody pointed out aspects of her script that Reitman hadn't even entertained at the point they recorded the commentary! And it's refreshing (or maybe just validation) that Cody is just as funny and unique as her script is (so many screenwriters are dull beasts compared to their creations).
Reviewed by grimjack on January 6th, 2015:Find all reviews by grimjack
I found it to be surprisingly dull. Not terribly so, but only a dozen really good insights. And I'd hoped Diablo Cody would be as funny as her script, but I think she didn't have too many clever observations to say.
Reviewed by Station51 on April 10th, 2017:Find all reviews by Station51
This commentary is quite good even though it has a few bumps in it where the topics devirge into some annoyingly boring details. Also more than once Reitman says some patently stupid things. For instance at one point he has this theory that some people in the audience seem to respond to the Juno characters funy line or they are the type of person who responds and laugh at the fathers funny line. The father's line follows Juno's line by one beat. Just enough time to not hear if you're laughing. So people find Juno's line funny or they don't. Most wouldn't because it's sarcasm. Later, the writer Diablo points out that only some people find a certain line funny, Reitman responds with "Again, perspective ". I'm like 'No, again, not that funny'. I guess there really could be two types of people according to Reitman. Those with a well developed keen sense of humor and those without. Namely kids and adults. I guess that's what he won't admit on this. After all he is sitting with the writer so who knows. But hey Diablo won and oscar for it, so... Comedy doesn't win oscars usually. This movie, while good, isn't really a comedy. So Reitman's talking about the humor was kind of annoying but when your Dad wrote some of the best comedies of the 70's and 80's, I guess that might be of some concern.
Anyway, End of rant.

Most of the commentary is good from both and covers a lot of ground. Reitman at one point says, referring to a huge jar of matches used as prop in the movie, that it's the most overused prop in every film shot in Vancouver. I might start to become obsessed looking for that. 8/10 from me. And 0 from the joker who comes this site to rate everything a zero.
Reviewed by Station51 on April 10th, 2017:Find all reviews by Station51
*diverge. I before e except after v.