Today is the day. Juno is released into the world on DVD. This movie will raise the intelligence of our species just a little bit, and cause some seriously uplifting laughter along the way. I can’t wait to cry my eyes out again tonight, for the joy of being human.
Thank you Diablo Cody, thank you Jason Reitman, thank you Ellen Page. You give me hope, and make me happy to be alive. For the rest of my life, April 15th will be Juno Day: a reminder that life really isn’t that bad.
Our little Shadowcat really did deserve the big trophy tonight, and Juno was by far the Best Picture of 2008 for us. Diablo Cody’s dialogue sounds like something directly out of our heads, and Ellen Page delivered the bitterly aware effervescence of our subcultural quirks with dizzying precision. It is as if someone finally turned over the cool smooth rock that us punks have been chilling under while the bright lights of ditzy divas and high-brow violence blind the sheep to the existence of a real human voice.
I really think Juno is the best movie of the 21st Century, it gives me hope for the future of the species. The fact that it included a phaseshifting member of the X-Men adds a bit of extra juice for me. Diablo Cody’s acceptance speech for Best Original Script was correct, this actress really is “the superhuman Ellen Page”. Congratulations to everyone involved in the production of this masterpiece. We love you madly, with or without an Oscar.
(Screenshot thanks to 20th Century Fox, SAG Award photo courtesy USA Weekend.)