Juno (film)

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Juno is a 2007 American coming-of-age comedy-drama film directed by Jason Reitman and written by Diablo Cody. Elliot Page[lower-alpha 1] stars as the title character, an independent-minded teenager confronting her unplanned pregnancy and the subsequent events that put pressures of adult life onto her. Michael Cera, Jennifer Garner, Jason Bateman, Allison Janney and J. K. Simmons also star. Filming spanned from early February to March 2007 in Vancouver, British Columbia. It premiered on September 8 at the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival, receiving a standing ovation.

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Theatrical release poster
Directed byJason Reitman
Written byDiablo Cody
Produced by
CinematographyEric Steelberg
Edited byDana E. Glauberman
Music byMateo Messina
Distributed byFox Searchlight Pictures
Release dates
Running time
96 minutes
CountryUnited States[2]
Budget$6.5[3]–$7.5 million[4]
Box office$232.3 million[4]

Juno won the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay and earned three other Oscar nominations for Best Picture, Best Director for Reitman, and Best Actress for 20-year old Page (who was presenting as female at the time, and is the sixth-youngest nominee in the category). The film's soundtrack, featuring several songs performed by Kimya Dawson in various guises, was the first chart-topping soundtrack since Dreamgirls and Fox Searchlight's first number-one soundtrack. Juno earned back its initial budget of $6.5 million in twenty days, the first nineteen of which were when the film was in limited release.[5] It went on to earn $231 million worldwide.[6] Juno received acclaim from critics, many of whom placed the film on their top-ten lists for the year. It has received criticism and praise from members of both the anti-abortion and abortion rights communities regarding its treatment of abortion.