Interpersonal Communication Movie "Juno" Analysis Essay

1690 Words 7 Pages
The main character in the movie Juno is a 16 year old girl named Juno. She is witty, sarcastic and has a great sense of humor. Surrounded by the falling leaves of autumn, we find Juno drinking “like ten tons of Sunny D” as she decides to take three pregnancy tests to confirm her worst fear. She is pregnant. After a fateful and funny encounter with a pro-life schoolmate outside an abortion clinic, ("Fingernails? The baby already has fingernails?"), Juno decides to go through with the pregnancy. Juno breaks the news to her best friend and father of the baby Paulie Bleeker, as well as her parents. Surprisingly all parties seem very supportive of her plan to give the baby up for adoption. With the advice from her friend Leah she searches …show more content…
(p. 160) This is clearly the case in Juno’s explanation of the jock that she claims really likes her.

Juno’s Example of a Goth Freak Girl

Juno’s Example of a Blonde Cheerleader

One of the big interpersonal conflicts in the movie is between Mark and Vanessa. They are dealing with a breakdown in their communication. There are many factors that contributed to this breakdown. The couple was not on the same page when making the decision to adopt a child. Vanessa is dead set on having a baby, but did not seem to consider her husband’s thoughts. Mark seemed like he was more set on trying to become a musician than a father. There is a scene in the movie when Vanessa realized that Juno saw their ad in the Penny Saver paper, Vanessa seems confused and surprised that the as was actually in the Penny Saver. However, she never does ask Mark why he chose the Penny Saver as his way to advertise for a baby. By Mark taking it upon himself to advertize in the Penny Saver he was showing that he was not ready to take on adoption of a child because like I said earlier how odd is it to look for adoption ads next to the ads for exotic birds for sale. He seems to always be skirting the issue of anything to do with adopting a baby. (McCornack, 2010, p.296) Mark, who at first comes off as more open and relaxed turns out to be perfect example of the danger of striving to be someone you’re not. He finds a

Related Documents