"Quirky" Hollywood heroines can be just as sexistly-rendered as the glam ones, as feminist reaction to 500 Days of Summer demonstrates.
Where are the movies about the women whose paths lie in between the extremes portrayed in “Juno” and “4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days” — who may be legally able to do whatever they want with their bodies but feel pressure that limits their freedom to choose?
Does the film “Juno” suggest that teen pregnancy is not the national scourge it’s made out to be? Yes, but underneath, the film is an suburban fairy tale.
Juno misrepresents the reality of abortion in America, and of abortion clinics in particular. While there is much about Juno as a witty and promising young person to admire; there is much about Juno as a film to resent and regret.