Juno, Jason Reitman (2007)

I know this is old news, but this movie is amazing. On so many levels. The palette, the music, the script, the acting, and — above all — the gender politics are all brilliantly realized. Reitman and the writer, Diablo Cody, muster a very delicate blend of fairy-tale, hipster nonchalance, and working-stiff realism, and it works like crazy. This is easily in my top ten, maybe even top five films of the decade, and it’s probably the only comedy on that list. What’s the secret word? Why, Canada, of course.

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