1. Did you enjoy this film? How believable did you find the characters, and with which of them did you find most easy to empathize?
2. Screenwriter Diablo Cody asserts that the film “raises a lot of questions about love, freedom, marriage and where we’re ultimately supposed to end up in life.” What did you think were the key themes in the film? To what extent did you think that the film took these issues seriously?
3. Some have suggested that the unconventional dialogue in the film serves to either mask or reveal the thoughts and feelings of the characters. What do you think about that? Why do you think people, especially adolescents, invent new words and phrases to express themselves? What was your favorite line in this film, and why?
4. “I think that kids get bored and have intercourse.” What do you think contributes to “sexually active” adolescents and unplanned pregnancies? How did you feel about the way “Juno” approaches these issues? Any thoughts about how we might respond effectively to these issues in contemporary society?v
5. Juno has some strong ideas about the kind of parents she wants for her baby. What did you think about her criteria? What criteria might you set in that situation?
6. What did you think about Juno’s relationship with Bleeker? Do you think their relationship will endure? How is love presented in this film?
7. The film starts and end with a chair. Did you see any significance to that? To what extent do the characters and their lives change in between, and what lessons are learned?
8. What insights from readings, assignments, forums or other avenues come to mind as you reflect on this film from the perspective of a student of the family (and I consider all of us as students of the family)?