COMEDY Sunday JUNO
ELEVEN, 8.30pm, M ( 2007)
The trend of pregnancy- themed comedies ( Knocked Up, Waitress) continued with this smart- mouthed bundle of cinematic joy from director Jason Reitman ( Up in the Air). When 16- year- old Juno McGuff ( Ellen Page, Whip It) enlists her best friend Paulie ( Arrested Development’s Michael Cera) to become her first sexual partner, little does she consider the outcome. Pregnant, Juno decides to offer the baby up for adoption – the prospective parents are the Lorings, wonderfully portrayed by Jennifer Garner and Cera’s Arrested dad Jason Bateman. The script, bursting with wit, earned Diablo Cody Oscar gold. Juno is a class act all the way.