I love Juno and Diablo Cody’s script because for me it is a great example of “filmic truth”. In my documentary classes we talk a lot about the ethics of editing or asking people to say things, ect. but in fiction distorting reality isn’t an ethical issue usually. The fact that Juno was criticized for the characters being too clever and witty bothers me because while no one consistently speaks in perfect one-liners I related to Juno’s character way more than most high school/college age “realistic” characters in films. Because Juno has filmic truth, the distortion of reality is what makes it have emotional truth and thematic truth.