Thursday, March 20, 2008
Juno: a must-see film about American youth culture of the 2000s. This film is so popular--it's been out for months and I'm just seeing it in theatres this week. It's coming out on video in a couple weeks and it's still in theatres. Now that is a popular flick.
Juno is a great movie for teenagers, especially those in conflict, like with the main conflict in the movie, teenage pregnancy. The writers did a fabulous job with conveying multiple attitudes from different age groups and demographics on the taboo topic. I thought it was funny, witty, well-written, and well-produced. Many stars from me.
This movie makes me think of a bigger thought I have: Indie films are just incredible. Sometimes I enjoy watching them more than big blockbuster hits because they're so real, so raw, so true to human life. Some of the big movies are just too cheesy, too sellable, too carbon-copied from an earlier idea. Indie films are free from a lot of that blockbuster garbage--they entertain and tell it how it is.
I would give anything to attend a Sundance Film Festival too. The selections at the festival are so incredible--especially with the stars there, my night would be a dream. It would be complete.
Here is my list of favorite/incredible indie films which makes me such a huge fan of indie over blockbuster hits:
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
The Usual Suspects
American History X
To Kill a Mockingbird
Requiem for a Dream
Kill Bill Vol. 1 and 2
The Big Lebowski
Little Miss Sunshine
The Brave Little Toaster
Maria Full of Grace
The Butterfly Effect
The Motorcycle Diaries
Thank You for Smoking
This Film Is Not Yet Rated
An Inconvenient Truth
Do you like indie films? Which ones are your favorites? Why?
Did you like Juno? Why/why not?