• invalid-0

    Wow, what’s up your ass?
    It’s a COMEDY, it’s not supposed to be realistic.

  • invalid-0

    No kidding!

  • invalid-0

    Why after so many obviously bias political left movies out of Hollywood are you getting your undies in such a bunch because a low budget film protrays an abortion clinic as that of a death house (which ironically it is). The left is so preoccupied in the favorable light of death to the unborn, but yet would be against the death penalty for convicted murderers. That is why I started voting Republican. The Democratic party is so hypocritical.

  • invalid-0

    geez, you’re so uptight. This movie wasn’t political, it doesn’t have to correctly represent anything. I feel sorry for you it must be difficult to go through life with your outlook.

  • invalid-0

    All the patients are portrayed as miserable creatures, a stereotype which doesn’t jibe with the reactions of real (as opposed to reel) women. But then, maybe someone will come out with a movie portraying a Crisis Pregnancy Center” as a house of lies (which, ironically,it is).

  • http://www.condomman.com invalid-0

    from an anti-abortion blogger that the movie “sends out a message, and it makes the message sound hip and cool.” I don’t think the movie was purposefully anti-abortion, I think the script writer was just ignorant and looking to add a few laughs to the scene. But that is remarkably irresponsible for such a delicate and important topic.

  • invalid-0

    There was at least one male in the waiting room. Or the women scratching her chin had a very thick beard.

  • invalid-0

    Personally, I think Juno is a great movie — and it did make me laugh out loud often in the theater. The scene when Juno goes in for an abortion did irritate me (as a former clinic staffer) with it’s unrealistic portrayal of the health center as an uncaring, unprofessional setting. Dr. Shostak makes good points about irresponsible media and the growing and dangerous antagonism of protesters around the country.

    However, Juno and Michael Cera’s character don’t have a relationship, so I wasn’t surprised that she didn’t involve him further in the decision-making process. And I think the story had an interesting way of showing that, as a teenager, Juno’s not ready to take care of a kid. She makes a responsible (if not well-informed) decision to find adoptive parents and give her baby to them. As a pro-choicer, supporting all pregnancy options, I enjoyed this smart and funny movie.

    This film’s quirky scenario, witty dialogue, great acting and sassy teenage lead make it a more than worthwhile viewing experience — Juno stands out as a gem among the rest of the standard cookie-cutter Hollywood blockbusters.

  • invalid-0

    The movie had funny moments, but what’s so comical about a teenage girl getting pregnant? And comedies CAN be realistic– that’s usually what makes them good.

  • invalid-0

    May be a commercial like this would soften the blow?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cU6lBe47fhQ

  • harry834

    Hope the steward doesn't prove too distracting to the pilot…

    Or is concentration overrated?

    Here's to safe sex messages, and making them fun :)

     

     

  • invalid-0

    Juno is anti-life. It trivalizes the value of a child and trivalizes the effect of pregnancy on the life, body and health of a teenager. Having some dumb-ass hipster have a child like it was a kewl thing trivalizes that child and the responsible thing to do is not just to have kids have kids. Life is more sacred than “opps, I tripped over some sperm — guess I gotta have a baby.”

  • invalid-0

    A teenager should not trivialize the life of her child just to avoid trivializing her own life.

  • invalid-0

    It didn’t seem malicious, it seemed ignorant. Either it was intentional satire, or it was written by somebody who was utterly ignorant and misinformed.

    It was probably meant to be unrealistic. Juno changes her mind because she’s told that the fetus has fingernails. Seriously. Who changes their mind over something like that?

  • invalid-0

    Care to explain?

    Are you saying that a pregnant teen, rather than aborting or carrying to term and giving the baby up for adoption, should be forced to raise a child? Do you understand at all why that’s a bad idea in a lot of cases? Or how being pregnant, giving birth and being a parent do a lot more than “trivialize” someone’s life?

  • invalid-0

    “..a low budget film protrays an abortion clinic as that of a death house…”

    Never happens in the film. The scene is not filled with horror or fear, but an intense anxiety as best. The office is portrayed as unpleasant, lonely, and uncomfortable, but that’s about it. The sole staff member is portrayed as friendly and well-intentioned, but unprofessional, creepy, and ignorant. You obviously never saw the film.

    As for hypocrisy, you’ve got it backwards. Killing sentient people, while they are criminals, but not allowing non-sentient life forms to be killed and elevating their status above that of women? That’s hypocritical.

    It’s not Hollywood that has a liberal bias, it’s REALITY.

  • http://www.dualactioncleansenow.com invalid-0

    I think the whole concept of people getting angry over a comedy is a bit uncalled for. It was a satirical movie that wasn’t belittling or delving into issues. A movie like this must be taken at face value, not as an attempt to make something politically correct or incorrect.

  • http://notmother.blogspot.com invalid-0

    I read your review with interest because I have had very little luck finding anyone who doesn’t approve of this film.

    I have not seen it and hope I never have to.

    I am a birthmother. The thought of having one of the only mainstream movies about adoption treat it as a comedy is devastating to me.

    I’ve read reviews by others touched by adoption and while there is a great deal of variance in their opinions about the film’s worthiness, every one of them agrees that the way adoption was portrayed is not only far from reality, but full of the stereotypes that all of us wish to erase.

    I have a beautiful open adoption in which my daughter and her adoptive family are part of my extended family and I am a part of theirs. It is truly everything I could have hoped for. Despite this, I wouldn’t wish the pain of adoption on my worst enemy.

    Giving your child up is not the simple solution this movie has made it out to be nor is the closed adoption it advocates healthy for mother or child.

    You are right. This is a film for pro-lifers who want people to believe that adoption is the easy solution to unplanned pregnancies when in fact, adoption and abortion are two very different choices that are best left to the woman who is with child.

  • invalid-0

    All movies are political. For that matter, all songs and works of art are, too. They give a message, however unintended, because people mimic TV, movies, and pop songs.

    And it’s always difficult facing the truth. It’s a shame you choose not to. Some of us face unpleasant reality every day and are better people for it.

  • invalid-0

    I have seen abortion videos and would not wish any one else to see such skin curdeling murder as I did. I have not yet seen the movie but I am looking forward to it. I am sure not everything in this movie is truthful about abortion, abortion clinics,adoption, and a child carrying a child but all movies are made with their own twist anyway. I also expect people to condemn this movie who have no problem with getting an abortion, which is why I feel that abortions contribute to the lack of respect and lack of worth of a childs life in todays society. It is a privelage and a Blessing from God to become pregnant, but sadly safe sex has been thrown out the window along with the worth of human life.

  • invalid-0

    Little wonder that a panicked Juno is next seen energetically running away from the Clinic, much to the delight of the lone protestor who shouts after her – “Your baby has fingernails!”

    Actually, the protester tells her that before she goes in. When she leaves, she calls after her, “God appreciates your miracle!” which I thought was a pretty hilarious and on-target line.

    There are a lot of disturbing errors in your article.

  • http://www.associatedcontent.com invalid-0

    Thank you, Poor Statue for shining a realistic light on us birth moms regarding the movie. I too am a birth mom who enjoys an open adoption. I echo everything you said. You can check my e book out that I wrote about my experiences on booklocker.com under the family heading, then search under “MacKenzie’s Hope.”

  • invalid-0

    If abortion had been legal in 1946, neither I, my 2 children, or my 2 grandchildren would be here today. My unwed birth mother took me to an adoption agency which placed me with a wonderful mother and father. My son and his wife recently heard the heartbeat of our third grandchild expected in July at only 8 weeks along. How anyone can advocate abortion of precious babies is beyond me.

  • harry834

    "How anyone can advocate abortion of precious babies is beyond me."

    Because the lives of pregnant women matter too. And essential to the meaning an ddignity of one's life is to decide the fate of one's own body. When one has an unwanted pregnancy, this right matters more than any other time.

    I'm sorry if you feel violated because pregnant women still have the legal ability to choose their body's fate. Not all adopted children will come to the same conclusions as you. Not everyone feels like their own experience, even if they choose to carry the pregnancy, is a rationale to force pregnant women to make the same choice.

    Example: A woman who chooses to carry her pregnancy, against her family's wishes, and becomes a happy parent…but openly supports the right of other women to choose differently.

    http://www.rhrealitycheck.org/blog/2008/01/22/iowa-woman-gives-thanks-for-daughter-and-for-choice

     

     

  • invalid-0

    The horror movie clip showed a women being drilled in the abdomen– I think it was a deliberate commentary on the brutal reality of abortion.

    My wife and I loved this movie- and are truly pleased it offended you.

    BTW- they finally got rid of our neighborhood abortion clinic on a prominent street corner. I hope an inspiring film such as this could lead to more closures.

    :)

    • invalid-0

      It’s a good thing that you would never need an abortion. If men could get pregnant abortion would be free!

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