When a sprightly teen with a gift-of-the gab falls pregnant accidentally, she chooses a part wistful/part uptight yuppie couple to adopt the baby. With “heartburn radiating to [her] knees” she wonders through a maze of adult decisions.
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Ellen Page was so perfect for this role. And Michael Cera is great too. There is a certain teenage world here that is rarely explored in movie culture, galaxies away from American Pie or Twilight. It's complex, fragile and yet finds its strength in a eloquent self-ironic speech, radient with a will to find a place in a body and mind that is still changing. Self aware teenagers, they do think about what they do feel.
Let's hope that your baby doesnt grow up to be as obnoxious as you are, little girl. People dont actually talk like her, they are created by screenwriters who are in love with their own self perceived wit. Give back your Oscar, lady, a mistake was made.
overwritten shit but ellen page deserves some credit for creating a believable, surprising, and even complex human being out of such an abysmal collection of lines. it's a great, full characterization. and jennifer garner is really genuine, it's easily her best performance.
This may just be the most over-rated movie I've yet encountered. I'll just say I can sum up my displeasure in one logical inconsistency: A 16 year old girl who knows The Stooges has never even HEARD of Sonic Youth? I work in a record store and was furious for weeks after I saw this movie.
Overly quirky to the point of annoyance. The only honest moment is when Jason Bateman character decides to leave the Jennifer Garner character (Holy Shit was that lady insufferable). The soundtrack is fucking TERRIBLE, seriously one of the worst I've ever heard.