Monday, January 21, 2008

Swear To Blog

I don't get out to many movies. The usual nocturnal experience is less of the sit-down, popcorn devouring type and more the stand-up, ear-shredding type. But last week, I was fortunate enough to experience both. The film was Juno, and it was great. Granted, my decision to see it was built off the uniformly positive reviews and numerous recommendations from friends, but the gushing isn't unfounded. It's well-written, charming flick, with excellent characters, first and foremost the title character, played by Ellen Page. The dialogue is a constant stream of one-liners, more wholesome but no less hilarious than last theater outing I had, Superbad. Michael Cera also appears, with his role as the well-intentioned Paulie Bleeker, Juno's love interest and perfect foil.

Go see it (again).

Juno's soundtrack is another excellent fit. Indie-approved Sonic Youth, Cat Power and Belle and Sebastian are nice additions, but the heart of the album is Kimya Dawson's peculiar, but wholly appropriate singing. It's not really aligned with my usual fare, but it's hard to think of a more perfect complement to what takes place on screen. Kimya plays another free (but undoubtedly packed) in-store tonight at Soundfix, and the Village Voice offered their entertaining take last week. Ellen Page also spoke with Pitchfork a while back.

MP3: Michael Cera & Ellen Page - Anyone Else But You
Official Site: Juno


Anonymous said...

If you love the Juno soundtrack, come check out Cat Power in Toronto at the Roger's Picnic (July 20th). Tokyo Police Club, City and Colour, along with a bunch more artists, are playing too.

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