Sunday, February 24, 2008

Blogging Oscar: Original Screenplay

Diablo Cody is dah winnah!!!!!

And all you Juno haters: Gaze upon her deed, and despair!!!!

3 comments:

John Seal said...

Terrible film, and a snotty, juvenile screenplay to boot.

To think it stole nominations from Into the Wild--disgusting.

Joe Leydon said...

Bzzzzzzt! Wrong, Johnny. But thanks for playing.

Movie Gal said...

I liked Juno so I mostly agree with you, Joe, but I can see how someone could hold the opposing point of view.

The screenplay was engaging and touching. The slangtastic dialog was mostly a hoot, but even I have to admit that were a couple scenes where it became cringe-worthy.
There's one scene in a market where the conversation between the clerk and Juno literally made me wince. I think it was just a case of trying too hard to be clever and going a little too far. On the whole, though, I think Diablo's effort was quite Oscar-worthy.