Movie Review: Jenny, Juno (2004) Korean Film

Jenny, Juno

Directed by:

Kim Ho-joon

Park Min-ji
Kim Hye-sung
Im Dong-jin
Kim Ja-ok
Seo Min-jung
Kang Nam-gil
Lee Eung-kyung
Choi Min-joo

The plot centers around the relationship of a 15-year-old couple, Jenny (Park Min-ji) and Juno (Kim Hye-sung), who meet in school. When Jenny discovers that she is pregnant, she and Juno decide against having an abortion, opting for parenthood instead. They try to conceal the pregnancy from their families for as long as possible, but the truth is revealed eventually, and their parents do not approve.

It seemed that I had really enjoyed this film. I first watched the American adaptation of this film, which they claim that the story was originally theirs, “Juno”. That was nicely done too, but nothing compared to the Korean version. Comparing the two, in the Korean version, the plot was more lighthearted and sweet, while in the American version, it’s more on a dramatic and slice of life genre. Summing up, both films are really suitable  for teenagers especially now that premarital sex is common.

I liked how they showed the pure love between Jenny and Juno. Haha. To tell you the truth, some of the scenes gave me pleasant chills and a heart warming feeling. High school love was given perspective on this film and I’m sure teenagers, specially girls, would love this. Some may find it inappropriate since the main plot of the story was about teenage pregnancy but rest assured, I’m sure that this film teaches us a very good lesson. Try watching this, it’s a major recommend. 😀

    • camille m.
    • March 31st, 2010

    i really liked this cute movie.. even if i’m pure Filipino, i really like watching korean movies.. they’re really cute!

    • I got to agree. Haha. This one is quite CUTE! >__<

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