Fox Searchlight Picture’s December 2007 coming-of-age comedy Juno, directed by Jason Reitman (Thank You For Smoking). The narrative centers on whip-smart Juno (Ellen Page, in a breakthrough role), a teenage girl faced with an unplanned pregnancy from an afternoon with the charmingly unassuming Bleeker (Michael Cera). Juno finds her unborn baby the perfect set of parents in Mark and Vanessa Loring (Jason Bateman and Jennifer Garner), an affluent suburban couple who are eager to adopt. Along with the total support of her parents (Allison Janney and J.K. Simmons), Juno conquers her problems head-on, displaying a youthful exuberance that is both smart and unexpected. The film was an official selection at the Telluride, Toronto, and London film festivals and received the Best Film award at the Rome International Film Festival. The soundtrack to Juno mixes classic rock favorites with indie-rock gems.
My favorites on this soundtrack are the indie-rock tracks that are off beat but brilliant. The music goes perfectly will the movie, and although there is a wide range of music here, there is probably something you'll enjoy.
-- by Emily H.