Episode 41 - Juno

For some reason, America embraced the tale of a pregnant teenage homewrecker back in 2007. JUNO was showered with Oscars nominations, glowing reviews and the kind of box office every indie movie dreams of. Join Alex, Julio and special guest Reid Lansford (from the Other Worlds Austin Sci-Fi Film Festival) as they wade through all the quirkiness and honest-to-blogness and try to debunk the myth that Juno McGuff is such a cool girl. Is Mark (Jason Bateman) unfairly maligned by the movie? Is Paulie (Michael Cera)'s lack of interest in his unborn son glorified by the filmmakers? Does screenwriter Diablo Cody have an axe to grind against men? And what drugs was Rainn Wilson on when they shot his scene?

PHOTO: Silencio, old man.

PHOTO: Silencio, old man.

PLUGS:

- Check out the Other Worlds Austin SciFi Film Festival! Even if you don't live in Austin and can't make the trip, they also have a screenplay competition you might be interested in!

- You may have missed out on THE LEFTOVERS while it was airing, but that doesn't mean you can't catch up now. Here's the trailer for the third and final season!

As always, email us your thoughts on JUNO and everything else at wearethecontrarians@gmail.com and rate/review/subscribe on iTunes. Or is it called Apple Podcasts now? You know what we mean. Honest to blog!