Probably not the best choice to start this, but I was looking through my lonely collection of DVDs and I realized I haven’t seen this movie for awhile. I remember wanting to watch it during the summer because I was knee deep in my Cera phase. Geeky love, I mean how romantic is that? Then again, I’m typing this with a Star Wars tee on, so that explains a lot. Michael Cera represented a phrase I went through where I admittedly loved socially awkward boys. There was something peculiarly sexy about a guy who just didn’t know how to handle social situations well. Yeah, doesn’t work in real life as I found out. Awkwardly social boys are exactly that – awkward and socially inept.
What I really like about this movie are the snippets where Charlene asks random folks their love stories. I like them because they’re real and show a blend of misfortune with some good luck. Also, animated paper shows doesn’t hurt either. Cera is absolutely adorable in this movie. I almost forgot that. He makes me think that Ellen cut of his is super cute. Watching them kiss though, made me feel painfully awkward, as if I was in that room with them. I loved how the film explored love from different age groups. The ol’ “love knows no age,” comes to mind. I feel like this could’ve been Judd Apatow’s abandoned lovechild, as you see cameos from the Apatow crew. The story could been more developed, but that’s just me. Charlyne didn’t believe in love, Charlyne meets Michael, they fall in love, conflict, and then resolution. The grown up Juno minus the child. Continue reading