In 'Juno,' a Screwball Heroine on the Loose Jason Reitman's new teen comedy Juno, like Knocked Up, is a family-values picture that comes laced with four-letter words, targeted firmly at the tweener crowd. Film critic David Edelstein says the relentless banter of Buffy the Vampire Slayer gets taken to a new level here, but every character's wisecracks, as in bad Neil Simon, come from the same place.
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In 'Juno,' a Screwball Heroine on the Loose

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Jason Reitman's new teen comedy Juno, like Knocked Up, disguises its family-values stance with a liberal helping of four-letter words. Film critic David Edelstein says it's targeted firmly at the tweener crowd, and the relentless banter of Buffy the Vampire Slayer gets taken to a new level here. But every character's wisecracks, as in bad Neil Simon, come from the same place.