As the long-awaited Oscar event finally went down last weekend, we remember that it’s officially been 15 years since the indie comedy film Juno was awarded an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay.
The streaming platform made a surprise announcement on Sunday, March 27, that the 2007 movie would be available for streaming.
If you’ve not watched this hilariously funny and original film, then here’s what to expect.
Juno follows the impulsive, charming and intelligent high school goofball Juno MacGuff who accidentally gets impregnated with her hopelessly smitten best friend, Paulie Bleeker. Bleeker is a Tic-Tac loving track runner who wants to date Juno so badly.
Juno isn't ready for motherhood, but neither can she fathom an abortion. She lands an upstart couple, Vanessa Loring and Mark Loring, to adopt her unborn baby. Vanessa is a perfectionist, while Mark is an easy-going musician.
You’re gonna fall in love with this stellar cast! Elliot Page plays the leading girl Juno, and Michael Cera plays her best friend Paulie. Jennifer Garner and Jason Bateman play the yuppie Loring couple. J.K. Simmons plays Juno’s pop Mac MacGuff while Allison Janney features her stepmom Bren MacGuff.
More amazing actors featured in the film are Olivia Thirlby as Leah, Eileen Pedde as Gerta Rauss, Rainn Wilson as Rollo, Daniel Clark as Steve Rendazo, Darla Fay as Paulie’s mom, Aman Johal as Vijay and Valerie Tian as Su-Chin.
Juno's Overall Performance
Directed and written by Jason Reitman and Diablo Cody, respectively, Juno was one of the hit films of 2007. Though produced on a small budget, its offbeat sensibility captured the youth audience propelling it into mainstream success. With a rating of 94% on the Tomatometer and 99% positive remarks from critics, Juno is a must-watch this end month.
Watch its trailer below: