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“Juno” directed by Jason Rietman

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Describe at least one incident that was an interesting surprise. Explain how the interesting surprise helped you learn about a character or characters in the text. An interesting surprise in the text “Juno” directed by Jason Rietman was Juno’s decision to put her baby up for adoption. This surprise helped me learn about Juno’s maturity, also the surprise helped me learn that Juno’s parents, Brenda and Mack, respected Juno’s decisions and supported her in any way they could, and Juno’s best friend Lea also supported Juno. Another interesting surprise was when Juno pretend hung herself with liquorice. “It started with a chair”. The opening scene is a close up shot of a red chair, and the beginning of the text. The next scene is in the local dairy where Juno goes in to buy her third pregnancy test, this shows that Juno does not want to be pregnant, so she is checking again and again in the hope that the first two were defective, the shop keeper, noticing that this is the third time Juno has bought a pregnancy test remarks, “That’s the third time today momma bear, your ego is Prego” this is use of rhyming dialogue. This pregnancy leads to the first interesting surprise which was when Juno got a long length of red liquorice and pretend hung herself over her pregnancy.

This surprising incident helped me learn about Juno because it shows that even in this serious situation, she turns to humour to help deal with her problems. When Juno decided to put her child up for adoption, it was a medium shot of Juno and Lea sitting on a park bench, Juno said “I could like, have the baby and then give it to a really nice lesbian couple or something”, later Lea helped Juno look for an adoption couple in a newspaper called “the penny saver”. This interesting surprise helped me learn how supportive lea is to Juno by hanging out with her in the park, sitting with her in school, and she was also t here when Juno told her parents she was pregnant. Juno’s parents were very supportive of her daughter’s decision to put her child up for adoption, Juno’s dad, Mack, went with Juno to see the Lorings couple, the couple who juno was going to give her child to, and both Lea and Brenda were by Juno’s side as she gave birth.

Everyone supports Juno, even when she told Paulie bleeker, the father, she was pregnant, he just asked “so what are we gunna do”, this shows that Paulie will support Juno, whatever she decides to do with the baby. Juno also shows character by going to school throughout her pregnancy, and Lea supports her by not avoiding her or doing anything differently beceuse Juno is pregnant. Another interesting surprise in the film is when Juno spots Vanessa in the mall, when Vanessa is playing with one of her friend’s child, and from this surprise you learn that Vanessa really does care about children, and Juno decides she would be a great mother. When Juno finally has the baby boy, and it is adopted, the chair motif comes back into the text, linking it back to the beginning of the film with the quote, “it ended with a chair”. The several surprising incidents helped us learn how supportive Juno’s friend Lea was, and how supportive Juno’s parents were throughout her pregnancy, Juno was also very Mature throughout the text.

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