Valerie Tian as Su Chin, the lone pro-life protester Themes "You can look at it as a film that celebrates life and celebrates childbirth, or you can look at it as a film about a liberated young girl who makes a choice to continue being liberated.
Or you can look at it as some kind of twisted love story, you know, a meditation on maturity. Ann Hulbert of Slate magazine believed that Juno "[undercut] both pro-life and pro-choice purism. Scott , writing for The New York Times , agreed that Juno has "an underlying theme, a message that is not anti-abortion but rather pro-adulthood.
The most important thing is the choice is there, and the film completely demonstrates that. Antifeminist Phyllis Schlafly wrote that Juno's theme "isn't love, romance, or respect for life, but the triumph of feminist ideology, i. I saw writing this screenplay as an opportunity to create an iconic female. We don't have our Catcher in the Rye. Diablo Cody was first approached to write a screenplay by film producer Mason Novick , who had previously landed her a book deal for her memoir, Candy Girl: A Year in the Life of an Unlikely Stripper , after discovering her blog about stripping.
She dated a tic-tac -loving boy similar to Paulie,  she was best friends with a cheerleader like Leah, and she used a hamburger phone identical to the one that appears in the film.
Mudd , took on the project. Having admired her performance in Hard Candy , Reitman cast Ellen Page in the lead role, saying that when he read the screenplay for the first time he pictured her as Juno. He visited her on the set of a film on which she was working to offer her the role. Simmons, who had featured in his previous film, Thank You for Smoking , not telling him that he intended Simmons to play Mac. Simmons says that, after reading the script, he would have been happy to play even the high school teacher who has no speaking lines.
He presented this footage to Fox Searchlight as the initial cast. McFadden was doing scoring work for Reitman when he received the Juno screenplay and asked McFadden to appear in the film;  Reitman thought that it was "perfect irony" for the chemistry teacher to be played by Cut Chemist.
However, the rain stopped and they were able to shoot the scene in the sun. This was due to a suggestion by lead actress Ellen Page.
Diablo and I discussed putting a Moldy Peaches song in it where the characters would sing to each other. I got in touch with Kimya Dawson of The Moldy Peaches[,] and she started sending me her work, which was beautiful, and that became a lot of the soundtrack. Reitman contacted Dawson, and, after reading the film's screenplay, she agreed for her songs to be used in the film, sending him a packet of CDs containing about songs.
The songs were almost entirely self-published by Dawson,  who says she wrote nothing specifically for Juno and that all the songs had been performed and recorded before she was contacted to work on the film.
Brown leaves were composited onto a fake tree outside Juno's house and cherry blossom trees outside Leah's house were touched up in a lighter shade of pink to depict autumn; a fan was used to blow leaves around in some scenes as if the leaves were falling from trees. Fake flowers were used in front of Paulie's house at the end of the film to give the impression of summer. It was Page's suggestion that Juno wear flannel shirts and sweater-vests. Opening title sequence hand-cut images were composited onto a background to create the opening title sequence.
Juno's opening title sequence , depicting a rotoscoped Juno walking through her town while drinking a bottle of SunnyD orange drink, was put together over 7—8 months  by a small design studio, Shadowplay Studio, based in Los Angeles. Anthony Breznican of the USA Today said in a article that Juno is one of three films that were "orchestrated to start off as word-of-mouth favorites among devoted moviegoers.
Creating Juno" , while the second disc is a DRM-encrypted version of the film for portable players. The Blu-ray version includes all the two-disc DVD edition extras and two additional featurettes: We knew this film had crossover potential and it has resonated with audiences all across the country. The site's consensus states "One of the brightest, funniest comedies of the year, Juno's smart script and direction are matched by assured performances in a coming of age story with a 21st century twist.
I don't think so. David Edelstein of New York magazine felt that the film was desperate to be "a movie that confers hipness on teens, that makes kids want to use the same slang and snap up the soundtrack". Kristelle Miller, an Adolescent Psychology Professor at University of Minnesota-Duluth stated that "[t]he 'Juno effect' is how media glamorizes pregnancy and how it's also Palin's daughter, Bristol , age 17, was pregnant with the child of another teenager.
News reports and editorials termed Bristol Palin's pregnancy as the latest episode in the debate over teen pregnancy of which Juno was a part,   while conservative commentators made comparisons between Bristol Palin's pregnancy and the film.
Or will it reject her for getting in this situation in the first place? I think people should look to other areas of their life for lessons and guidance, mainly parents, or teachers, or friends, or whomever.
That should probably be where you should point your eyes and ears. She criticized proponents of the theory, stating that they believed that teenagers "somehow lose all ability to evaluate any nuance or context in that woman's particular situation, and instead make some sort of primitive cause-and-effect connection" and that "by talking about pregnant girls, and most of all, by daring to portray some of them as ordinary, even likable, we'd get way more babies having babies.
You know, that thing that happens when one person recognizes that someone else is a person too? So, now that we can firmly state that realistically depicting the lives of the tiny percentage of girls who do become pregnant won't necessarily contaminate the rest of them, it's time to stop worrying and ask what we can do to help.