Movie going is my favorite thing to do. I love the atmosphere of a big theater, the trailers, and the smell of the popcorn. My favorite movies aren’t necessarily categorized by one genre or another. I’m simply a sucker for a good story. I tend not to be attracted to films based on moral fiber or message, but rather by their redemptive qualities. I love movies that force me off my high horse and require me to take a good, honest look at myself.
From time to time, I’ll make you aware of films I believe are (or will be) beneficial for us as adoptive and foster dads to take in. This morning I watched the trailer for Juno. It’s a story about a high school girl who gets pregnant and wants to put her baby up for adoption. Seems like a story we’ve heard a hundred times, you say. Well, maybe.
What intrigues me is the honesty and humanity with which the director (Jason Reitman) treats the characters. Granted, I’m making assumptions based on the trailer, but if you’ve seen Thankyou For Smoking, you’ll agree the man has knack for looking at controversy from many angles – addressing the sensitive topics fairly and mocking the BS with witty and refreshingly unapologetic humor.
The cast looks fantastic. I’m particularly excited about the reunion of Jason Bateman and Mike Cera, who played father and son on Arrested Development (the funniest TV show ever made).
The movie doesn’t come out until December, so you’ll have to wait until the Holidays for my official review (unless I can somehow secure some kind of press screening). However, EW did a funny off-the-cuff interview with Jason Bateman and Mike Cera – who, I just learned, don’t share a single scene in the film