Filmed in Vancouver: Juno


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Movies filmed in Vancouver tend to range from the sort of indie fare that nobdy ever sees, to the big budget science fiction comic book movies that nobody ever cares about. Sure I love the X-Men films, but that’s because I’m a big comics nerd, but let’s face it they’re not exactly great art. It’s very rare that one of the year’s best movies comes out of Vancouver, in fact the last one that comes to mind is The Sweet Hereafter which was filmed aroud Merritt. The difference is that The Sweet Hereafter was a Canadian movie that caught Hollywood’s attention, as opposed to a Hollywood movie just using Vancouver to film.

Juno though is that American movie filmed in Vancouver that really manages to be an incredible picture. Though billed as a teen comedy, which puts it in a catagory with the American Pie movies, but it’s really a film about teenagers. Ellen Page, who before this was probably most recognized as Kitty Pryde in the last X-Man movie, gives a performance that is worthy of an Oscar and has already earned a Golden Globe nomination.

I don’t want to get into too much detail about the film, because I think that the more you can be surprised by it the more you will appreciate it. It’s one of last year’s best movies, and since it’s still in Vancouver theatres I feel a responsibility to make you understand that you need to see this movie. Seriously go see it. It’s a great film, one of the best that Vancouver has ever produced.

4 Comments so far

  1. Lydia (unregistered) on January 5th, 2008 @ 4:48 pm

    I just looked her up on and she was on Trailer Park Boys as Mr. Lahey’s kid! I think I remember her on that.

  2. rob (unregistered) on January 6th, 2008 @ 12:46 am

    i finally went to see juno earlier tonight, and i agree. well done.

  3. jen (unregistered) on January 7th, 2008 @ 12:58 pm

    I think one scene was filmed in front a ‘Honey & Milk’ on the northside of PoCo. And I think the mall scene was at Coquitlam Center! Very good movie!!

  4. Ed (unregistered) on January 16th, 2008 @ 6:58 pm

    Just watched the movie. An amazing film, definitely the best I’ve seen in a long time. For a low budget film (relatively speaking 7.5 million), it was put together amazingly and has a really good cast. Everybody NEEDS to see this movie!

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