Leah: Yo Yo Yiggady Yo.
Juno MacGuff: I'm at suicide risk.
Juno MacGuff: No, it's Morgan Freeman. Do you have any bones that need collecting?
Leah: Only the one in my pants...
Juno MacGuff: I'm pregnant.
Leah: What? Honest to blog?
Juno MacGuff: Yeah. Yeah, it's Bleekers.
Leah: It's probably just a food baby. Did you have a big lunch?
Juno MacGuff: No, this is not a food baby all right? I've taken like three pregnancy tests, and I'm forshizz up the spout.
Leah: How did you even generate enough pee for three pregnancy tests? That's amazing...
Juno MacGuff: I don't know, I drank like, ten tons of Sunny D... Anyway dude, I'm telling you I'm pregnant and you're acting shockingly cavalier.
Leah: Is this for real? Like, for real for real?
Juno MacGuff: Unfortunately, yes.
Leah: Oh my GOD. Oh shit! Phuket, Thailand!
Juno MacGuff: There we go. That was kind of the emotion that I was searching for on the first take.
>this won an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay over Michael Clayton, Lars and the Real Girl, and The Savages
>The funny thing is that Steve Rendazo secretly wants me. Jocks like him always want freaky girls. Girls with horn-rimmed glasses and vegan footwear and Goth makeup. Girls who play the cello and wear Converse All-Stars and want to be children's librarians when they grow up. Oh yeah, jocks eat that shit up.
Honest to blog? It's a movie that bends over backwards to sound "hip" and that works to its detriment. It's a movie that I watched as a teenager, which made me hate teenagers. Not to mention the movie itself portrays teen pregnancy as a laugh, a walk in the park where the teen is surrounded by lvoe and support and gets into crazy shenanigans and pseudo-affairs with Jason Bateman. Just a really insufferable and destructive movie all around.
>It's a movie that I watched as a teenager, which made me hate teenagers.
Sorry you hate your life, edgelord, but it's a decent movie. The dialogue is the worst bit, I'll give you that.
Pretty sure I just hate the movie
No, and definitely not Oscar-worthy. And I stand by the assertion that it was culturally destructive. IIRC that 16 & Pregnant show came soon after this movie's success. Total piece of shit, Juno is.
How is deciding to give a baby away to a loving family over abortion destructive? I don't know what bubble you live in, but that sounds a lot better than shoving a coathanger up there or fucking up the kid's life yourself.
What the fuck are you fucking talking about? Bateman leaves Garner, and they're never talked about again. Juno is disgusted by that and just decides to keep the kid, and raise it with Cera.
Not sure if trolling, or if you're this dense.
The dialogue is really cringy, but it's not stupid.
It follows the same theory as Nadsat, whereby it shows people using slang that doesn't exist in real life in order for the dialogue not to feel dated or suited to a particular time. She deliberately wrote slang phrases that teenagers don't use.
If there was a movie with nerdy suburban kids saying shit like
>But suddenly I viddied that thinking was for the gloopy ones and that the oomny ones use, like, inspiration and what Bog sends.
It would be really awkward.
It's also a mistake to think the movie was trying to sound hip. It was trying to sound corny and cutesy.
It's not oscar worthy imo, but it's not a bad movie and the dialogue makes sense
Reading this I can actually see what you mean, and it seemed like they were going that route with Rainn Wilson's character, but the device falls apart when all of the other characters don't talk the same way. A book like Feed uses the same device, but it works because the dialogue is consistent from character to character, even when one is more intelligent.
I agree that it was inconsistent. I can't remember too well, but I think I would have rather rainn wilson's character not talked that way. Because it's mostly just juno and her friend that talk in slang. I don't think even bleeker did that much.
iirc it was mostly supposed to be a sort of bestie language between juno and her mate, that also carried on to other teenagers in a watered down form. I think most people have a shorthand, or recurring phrases and motifs that are specific to a couple of people. I do think the dialogue OP posted is effective in communicating that juno and her mate are very close in that sense.