I would be lying if I said that the prospect of seeing Michael Cera and Jason Bateman together again was not one of the biggest reasons I wanted to see Juno. So it's a really good thing that Juno is funny, charming and one of the sweetest films in a very long time, because Bateman and Cera don't share so much as a single scene.

Juno is the story of a teenage girl (Ellen Page) who gets pregnant by her friend Paulie Bleeker (Cera), and decides to give the baby up for adoption. She's funny and clever beyond her years, and proves herself to be perfectly capable of dealing with her pregnancy - she has the adoptive parents (Bateman and Jennifer Garner) chosen before she even tells her parents.

However, all is not well in the adoptive couple's seemingly perfect life, which threatens to throw a spanner in Juno's plan.

This film is hugely enjoyable - funny, well written, well cast, well acted and wonderfully sweet - not so sweet that you want to throw up, but just right. Page is great as Juno, and more than capably handles the weight of the film. Cera is perfect in the way that only he can be as the baby's father and Juno's long-time admirer, while Bateman and Garner both deliver great performances. On occasion, the dialogue does go a little overboard with the whole indie-punk-pop-culture references, but not so badly that it spoils anything.

Overall, this movie earns itself an A-. An enormously enjoyable way to spend an hour and a half.

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