So I have been dying to see Juno ever since it was in the theater. It was in my queue at Netflix but I decided to bite the bullet and buy it. L. you are totally right. It cheesed me off.
Allow me to set the scene. Juno, her friend Leah, and step mother Brenda go the doctor for Juno's first ultrasound. It goes something like this:
Ultrasound Technician: Well, there you have it. Would you like to know the sex?
Juno MacGuff: No!
Leah: Pleease, Juno, please!
Juno MacGuff: No, there will be no sex!
Ultrasound Technician: Planning to be surprised when you deliver?
Juno MacGuff: Well, no, but I want Mark and Vanessa to be surprised and if you tell me I'll just, like, ruin everything.
Ultrasound Technician: Are Mark and Vanessa your friends at school?
Juno MacGuff: No, no, no. They're the adoptive parents.
Ultrasound Technician: Oh, well thank goodness for that!
Bren: What's that supposed to mean?
Ultrasound Technician: I just see a lot of teenage mothers come through here and it's obviously a poisonous environment to raise a baby in.
Juno MacGuff: How do you know I'm so poisonous? What if these adoptive parents turn out to be, like, evil molesters.
Bren: They could be utterly negligent. Maybe they'll do a far shittier job of raising a kid than my dumbass step-daughter would. Have you considered that?... What is your job title exactly? Ultrasound Technician: I'm an ultrasound technician, ma'am.
Bren: Well, I'm a nail technician and I think we both ought to just stick to what we know. Ultrasound Technician: Excuse me?
Bren: Oh, you think you're so special because you get to play Picture Pages up there? Well, my five year old daughter could do that and let me tell you, she's not the brightest bulb in the tanning bed. So why don't you go back to night school in Mantino and learn a real trade.
Juno MacGuff: Bren! You's a dick! I love it!
Dang, Diablo Cody must have met an angry ultrasound tech with a vag probe in a dark ally somewhere.
For the record, the ultrasound tech was just verbalizing what most ultrasound techs think. I do see so many teenage mothers, and yes I do believe for the most part that it is a poisonous environment. Would I ever say that to anyone? No, of course not...I would get fired.
Props to my husband C. who watched the movie with me. This is definitely not his cup of tea. When it was over he said:
"Well I am going to have to run right out and get this soundtrack!"
As far as husbands go, C. is totally boss. He is the cheese to my macaroni. Honest to blog!