Jenny, Juno centers on the title characters of Jenny and Juno, two fifteen year old middle school students whose one night of romance has dramatic consequences for both their lives. After careful deliberation, the two expectant parents decide to keep the baby.
Cast & Credits
On the one hand this movie is a really sweet, young love, romance story. I liked that a lot. It was so cute and both main characters did a very good job portraying their age and love for each other.
Now, on the other hand, the love and story seems incongruent to what is actually happening. Jenny is 15?Korean years? and she becomes pregnant. This is where I had the problem with the story. When it ended I really was left wondering what the point of the whole movie was.
The pregnancy situation was EXTREMELY UNREALISTIC,IMO.There were no consequences to becoming a teen parent. No moral, physical, social, etc. consequences. The girl didn't even get morning sickness or lose her flat stomach. Having a baby is a beautiful thing, but it is also difficult and a huge responsibility. The movie showed none of that. Everything was sweet, rainbows, and roses.From what I could see. There was really no conflict, and the little conflict there was, was not presented strongly enough.
Were they promoting teen pregnancy? Sex education?.IDK Even the sound track was very childish. There was even a scene were they show a video on what happens in an abortion that was very one sided. I'm not saying that I agree or disagree with abortion, just that the scene was presented in what in the USA is called, ProLife, kind of way.
Anyway, it was sweet, but the topic was handled in very unrealistically.
So today after school I was really bored and looking for something to watch. I was planning to continue Lucky Seven but realized that I want to watch a Korean movie after a long time. And I haven't watched many K-movies either. This was my 4th K-movie.
THIS IS WHERE THE REAL REVIEW BEGINS :D
Anyhow, the plot of the movie was very good. Main reason why I decided to watch this was the plot. Mainly because it's really similar to my all-time fav j-drama 14-sai no Haha.
Acting was...well how could I say it. The main actor and actress were REALLY CUTE. They were so cute that I couldn't concentrate on the acting...Plus I always kept comparing the actress of Jenny to Shida Mirai's superb acting in 14-sai no Haha. So acting in this one didn't blow me out.
When the music started for the 1st time I thought it was really cute and catchy. Then while the movie went on the music stayed the same, only singers changed. So I got annoyed of the fact that the music was repeating and repeating again.
I think I won't be re-watching this. I usually don't re-watch series/movies unless they're something "special" to me or unless they blew my mind out while I watched them.
So overall this was a cute movie but nothing special. Thus I'll give this a 6.
Thanks for reading my review ^^