Juno, a wonderful film which is full of the spirit of independence, touches audiences a lot while makes many thoughts as well.
Ellen Page, the heroine of Juno, represents a very attractive and maverick kind of characteristics. The film creates a perfectly warm environment for a 16-year-old high school girl who is pregnant. The attitude of the film forms a strong contrast the culture differences, democracy and openness.
In some ways, the sunshine of the American dream is so attractive and this film sufficiently makes a perfect package for the dream. The director shows some of his ideology through Juno as well. We could clearly find the traces of the feminist thinking inside. The independent Juno makes her own decision of the pregnancy all the way to the end. From initially attracting Brick, telling him that's not his responsibility, self-deciding of choosing abortion or production, to finding the adoption parents for her baby, the little girl shows a strong stance in every aspect.
Inevitably, everything seems too perfect, there comes the suspecting. Her parents show no opposition to her choice but to help her deal with the adoption matters. They are so open-minded even without any harsh words. It seems like we could only find it in fairy tales. Even it's based on the open US society, it may not be that real actually. The director designs such a perfect family from his own view. So when you have been touched by the warmth of the film, it's important to realize that it's just the director's imagination. Of course, there might exist such family, anything is possible , but this is by no means universally normal.
However, another moving point of Juno is the adoption parent Mike, an immature adult, who loves rock and roll films but bounded by the family life. Normally the world recognises the mature meaning of sophisticated and pragmatic which already made us loss the passion and dreams of life. And Mike is such a person only changed by Juno's appearance. The brave...