I know we've had 2 Juno reviews, but I saw it today and just had to add my 2 cents :)
Before I get into it, I have to ask: Did anyone else spot the 'no religion' sticker inside Juno's locker door in a school scene pretty early on? It was a cross with a red-circle around it, and a red line through it. It only showed for a couple seconds, but I considered it a negative subliminal message.
As for the movie itself: Juno is a 16 year-old who finds herself pregnant by her best friend, Paulie Bleeker. It takes 3 home pregnancy tests to convince her :). She realizes that, at 16, she is not ready for motherhood. Her First plan is to have an abortion. When she goes to the clinic, she sees a girl she knows from school protesting outside and the girl tells her that the baby has fingernails. This information resonates with Juno, and she decides to have the baby and give it up for adoption.
She is very nervous, but her parents turn out to be pretty supportive.
Through a Pennysaver ad, Juno finds a couple (Mark and Vanessa) looking to adopt. Her father goes with her to meet them. At first, they come off as a couple of yuppies, but they all agree on the adoption. Later, we find out more about each of them. Juno spots Vanessa at the mall playing with a little kid. Mark is not as certain of fatherhood as he initially seems.
Overall, a very good movie. It was indeed as life-affirming as I expected. It also had many comedic moments. When the time comes for the baby to be born, Juno does experience some feelings of regret, but everything turns out well in the end. I don't want to give away any more of the story...As Julie once mentioned, it is sometimes hard to do a thorough review without giving away too much detail. I do highly recommend...You will leave the theater smiling :).