Well, have you seen the 4 time Academy Award nominated movie Juno yet? I loved it. I did. I thought it was funny and smart, but there are those in the adoption community who loved it not. Honest to blog, as Juno would say. So, what are some of the issues with the movie?For starters:
- Rude comments about Chinese adoptions.
- Incorrect adoption language. Some of you may remember our past conversations regarding adoption language.
- Juno wanted to "kick it old-school" with a closed adoption.
- The movie did not show the long-term after effects of placing a child.
Seriously, I don't know if a movie can address the long-term effects of adoption. (There's a challenge for any budding screen writers.) As for the other stuff - it's a teen movie for teens about teen pregnancy with teen language and teen ignorance. I think that sums it up right there. I didn't find any of the comments offensive, because a 16-year-old girl was making the comments. I think we should use this as an opportunity to teach, but I say all that in my review of the movie Juno. Also, we're discussing this in the forum right now.Any other thoughts, just click "comments" below and share.