Friday, January 25, 2008

Conservative Nutjobs Love "Juno"

Yet another reason to hate Juno - it has now been embraced by neo-con blowhard L. Brent Bozell of the conservative watchdog group (i.e. cult of stiff-necks with no life) Media Research Institute:
Abortion will forever be an emotional, divisive issue in our society, with great passion on both sides of the debate. But for once there is a movie whose message has brought cheers from both the pro-life and pro-choice camps. This is a good thing. Hollywood is applauding Juno. The public should applaud Hollywood for Juno, too.
Blah, blah, blah. OK whatever. It's not the pro-life angle of the movie that bothered me but the whole conceit of the thing. But Bozell's endorsement just turns me off of it even more.

I wish Juno had opted to have an abortion. Then there wouldn't have been a movie and I wouldn't have had to sit through it.

Seriously, the older this Oscar season gets the less I like this movie. Do people really, really think it's actually a better made film than There Will Be Blood, No Country for Old Men, Zodiac, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, Before the Devil Knows You're Dead...I could keep going on forever.

3 comments:

nick plowman said...

Lol, I copied this into Word, and only then could I make sense of it. Clever indeed.

You know I love Juno, but I didn't expect it to get a BP nomination at all. Okay I did, but I wasn't sure if it deserved one. I have yet to see No Country and TWBB and Michael Clayton and a whole lot more, but I saw Into The Wild and I think it totally deserved a BP nomination.

I think Juno was different from anything else this year (not conceptually but how everything was written and portrayed, and that is why I was attracted to it initially. And that is why I still love it. I am working on that thing about why Juno should win BP, so expect that soon Matt. Later

Yosiempre!!! said...

well, i have been looking for about this movie and i think there are a lot of movies like this, a teenager embarased I have not seen yet beacuse in Spain the movies came later that there, but i am bored with this type of movies, and if the conservativs like it i am really sure i won´t see it.
About Almodovar, it´s not my favourite director. His movies are very similars in a lot of things. I have see "all about my mother", "talk with her", and some more what i don´t remeber. But ever speak about the problems of real life. And what i really don´t like are theclothes and the decoration, i know that is a "symbol" of Almodovar, but i hate it. I have not seem the last one yet "Volver", but the actress is Penelope, and i don´t like her ,I prefer wait the next one of Almodovar.
see ya (really sorry for my english)

fadedsilverscreen said...

I read an article recently saying that certain indie films last year weren't doing as well because there were too many dark, grim indie films released at once. Maybe so many people like Juno because it's refreshingly different. Although the subject matter is serious, the design and tone of the movie are much lighter than, say, There Will Be Blood or No Country for Old Men.

That said, I am still surprised that Juno got nominated for an Oscar. While I did enjoy the film, I never expected it to get an Oscar nod.