I’ve read a lot of reviews that say this movie displays the wrong message about teen pregnancy so I have watched it twice trying to figure out the other reviews. I just don’t see this giving off the wrong message. I think the movie handles a very touchy subject in a very real way. I have never seen a movie deal with adoption in this fashion. It was outstanding! I think Juno’s ultimate decision – a definite plot twister – is the perfect ending to this movie. This gives insight into the mind of a pregnant teen while she struggles to come to terms with the world around her.
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 (one of whom is cool and laid back, the other meticulous and uptight), meet Juno, sign papers, and the year unfolds. Will Juno’s plan work, can she improvise, and what about Bleeker?