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Juno

by Aron Gold, Esq.
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Thursday Apr 17, 2008
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Yes, Juno made me cry, for reasons even inexplicable to myself. This touching, intelligent movie about teenage pregnancy and adoption comes home to DVD with several special features that make its purchase even more fantastic.

The usual assortment of special features starts off with commentary by the director, Jason Reitman and the creator/writer Diablo Cody. Eleven deleted scene expand on the "Juno" experience with some hilarious moments yet unseen by human eyes. A gag reel and gag take provide some further, yet mindless, amusement. Cast and crew jam is a short musical video and screen tests will show you how it went from audition to print.

The meat and potatoes of the special features begins with an explanatory featurette called "Way Beyond Our Maturity Level: Juno -- Leah -- Bleeker" The three young stars of the movie talk about their experiences handling such mature roles. "Diablo Cody is Totally Boss" is a fantastic reel about the writer and creator of Juno, Diablo. She’s hilarious!

"Jason Reitman for Shizz" explores everyone’s relationship with Juno’s prolific director. "Honest to Blog!: Creating Juno" is your typical behind-the-scenes-making-of featurette. Rounfing out the special features are the usual assortment of trailers for other movies. Get your fill of "Juno," and all this fantastic DVD has to offer!

Aron is a contributor to Edge, focusing on critiques and local events. He is an attorney in Philadelphia.

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