Big Friendly and I are big fat woessies. Off we went to go and see Juno and of course we cried. We always do. As Big friendly says, this little movie restores one’s faith in American films.
It is a charming and original look at teenage pregnancy and family. All the performances are brilliant and the script is tight and mostly unpredictable, justifying its Oscar award. Of course a look at the movie must include an accolade of the lead Ellen Page who was fabulous, quirky and totally loveable.
The sound track is especially good and trendy and wacky. And there are a few one liners that are fantastic. But the best part of the movie is that it never goes overboard or descends into moral preachery so it stays real. I found myself wanting to be the kind of parent that Juno had.
When we came home I quite by accident caught most of the kid’s movie Thunderpants on SABC 3. What a delightful and wicked little movie about a boy with an enormous farting problem. The amazing cast includes cameos by Stephen Fry and Simon Callow to name a few. Very cool. It’s a cute and crazy story about a very ordinary boy who overcomes his problem, makes a best friend, travels the world, finds himself on death row but is saved to become the hero of the world. Yee ha!