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Juno: The Shooting Script (Newmarket Shooting Scripts)

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Publisher Comments:

The official screenplay book tie-in to the highly acclaimed movie from Fox Searchlight Pictures, written by Diablo Cody (author of Candy Girl) and directed by Jason Reitman (Thank You for Smoking), tells the story of a confidently frank teenage girl who calls the shots with a nonchalant cool and an effortless attitude as she journeys through an emotional nine-month adventure into adulthood.

While most girls at Dancing Elk are updating their MySpace page or shopping at the mall, Juno is a whip-smart Minnesota teen living by her own rules. A typically boring afternoon becomes anything but when Juno decides to have sex with the charmingly unassuming Bleeker (Michael Cera). Faced with an unplanned pregnancy, she and best friend Leah (Olivia Thirlby) hatch a plan to find Juno's unborn baby the perfect set of parents courtesy of the local Penny Saver. They set their sights on Mark and Vanessa Loring (Jason Bateman and Jennifer Garner), an affluent suburban couple who are longing to adopt their first child. Luckily, Juno has the support of her dad and stepmother (J.K. Simmons and Allison Janney). After the initial shock that their daughter has been sexually active with the unlikely virile Bleeker, the family bands together to help Juno. Dad Mac accompanies Juno to size up the prospective adoptive parents to make sure they are not a couple of wing nuts while stepmother Bren provides emotional support as Juno fights the prejudices of underage pregnancy. As Juno moves closer and closer to her due date, the veneer of Mark and Vanessa's idyllic life starts to show signs of cracking. While fall becomes winter and winter turns to spring, Juno's physical changes mirror her personal growth.With a fearless intellect far removed from the usual teen angst, Juno conquers her problems head-on, displaying a youthful exuberance both smart and unexpected.

In addition to the complete script, this Newmarket Shooting Script® book includes a foreword by director Jason Reitman, an exclusive introduction by Diablo Cody, a color photo section, and the complete cast and crew credits.

Review:

"A fresh, unusually intelligent comedy with dialogue so quick and funny you feel the actors are performing it on a high wire." Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

Review:

"Juno boasts some of the most viciously sarcastic dialogue since Heathers." Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out New York

Review:

"A funny, savvy, feel-good comedy that defies expectations at every turn." Kirk Honeycutt, The Hollywood Reporter

Synopsis:

Meet Juno MacGuff (Ellen Page), a confidently frank teenage girl who calls the shots with a nonchalant cool and an effortless attitude as she journeys through an emotional nine-month adventure into adulthood. Quick-witted and distinctively unique, Juno walks Dancing Elk High's halls to her own tune—preferably anything by The Stooges—but underneath her tough, no-nonsense exterior is just a teenage girl trying to figure it all out.

While most girls at Dancing Elk are updating their MySpace page or shopping at the mall, Juno is a whip-smart Minnesota teen living by her own rules. A typically boring afternoon becomes anything but when Juno decides to have sex with the charmingly unassuming Bleeker (Michael Cera). Faced with an unplanned pregnancy, she and best friend Leah (Olivia Thirlby) hatch a plan to find Juno's unborn baby the perfect set of parents courtesy of the local Penny Saver.They set their sights on Mark and Vanessa Loring (Jason Bateman and Jennifer Garner), an affluent suburban couple longing to adopt their first child. Luckily, Juno has the support of her dad and stepmother (J. K. Simmons and Allison Janney). Juno's physical changes mirror her personal growth while the veneer of Mark and Vanessa's idyllic life starts to show signs of cracking. With a fearless intellect far removed from the usual teenage angst, Juno conquers her problems head-on, displaying a youthful exuberance both smart and unexpected.

About the Author

Writer Diablo Cody penned her debut screenplay Juno while working as a phone sex operator/insurance adjuster in Minneapolis. She did not attend Harvard. She is the author of the infamous and critically acclaimed memoir Candy Girl: A Year in the Life of an Unlikely Stripper, and has appeared on CNN, the FOX Morning Show, and Late Night with David Letterman. She lives in Los Angeles.

Jason Reitman makes his feature film directorial debut with Thank You for Smoking. The accomplished director of such award-winning shorts as In God We Trust and Gulp, which screened in more than 100 film festivals worldwide, he previously directed television commercials and received honors from the Cannes commercial awards, the Addys, as well as the highly coveted One Show. Reitman lives in Los Angeles.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781557048028
Subtitle:
The Shooting Script
Author:
Cody, Diablo
Foreword by:
Reitman, Jason
Foreword:
Reitman, Jason
Author:
Reitman, Ivan
Author:
Reitman, Jason
Publisher:
Newmarket Press
Subject:
Screenplays
Subject:
Motion picture plays
Subject:
Film and Television-Screenplays and Teleplays
Subject:
Film - Screenwriting
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series:
Newmarket Shooting Scripts
Publication Date:
20080102
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
136
Dimensions:
9 x 7 in

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Product details 136 pages Newmarket Press - English 9781557048028 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A fresh, unusually intelligent comedy with dialogue so quick and funny you feel the actors are performing it on a high wire."
"Review" by , "Juno boasts some of the most viciously sarcastic dialogue since Heathers."
"Review" by , "A funny, savvy, feel-good comedy that defies expectations at every turn."
"Synopsis" by , Meet Juno MacGuff (Ellen Page), a confidently frank teenage girl who calls the shots with a nonchalant cool and an effortless attitude as she journeys through an emotional nine-month adventure into adulthood. Quick-witted and distinctively unique, Juno walks Dancing Elk High's halls to her own tune—preferably anything by The Stooges—but underneath her tough, no-nonsense exterior is just a teenage girl trying to figure it all out.

While most girls at Dancing Elk are updating their MySpace page or shopping at the mall, Juno is a whip-smart Minnesota teen living by her own rules. A typically boring afternoon becomes anything but when Juno decides to have sex with the charmingly unassuming Bleeker (Michael Cera). Faced with an unplanned pregnancy, she and best friend Leah (Olivia Thirlby) hatch a plan to find Juno's unborn baby the perfect set of parents courtesy of the local Penny Saver.They set their sights on Mark and Vanessa Loring (Jason Bateman and Jennifer Garner), an affluent suburban couple longing to adopt their first child. Luckily, Juno has the support of her dad and stepmother (J. K. Simmons and Allison Janney). Juno's physical changes mirror her personal growth while the veneer of Mark and Vanessa's idyllic life starts to show signs of cracking. With a fearless intellect far removed from the usual teenage angst, Juno conquers her problems head-on, displaying a youthful exuberance both smart and unexpected.

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