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Juno by Mind Map: Juno

1. Key events- Felicity Welsh

1.1. Sixteen-year-old higher school named Juno MacGuff discovers she is pregnant with a child whose father is her long time admirer and close friend.

1.1.1. Goal 1

1.1.2. Goal 2

1.2. Juno goes through the process of telling her parents that she is pregnant. She is very nervous to do so and has no idea how they will react. Juno is surprised that her parents are quite understanding of the news and don’t show any anger towards her.

1.2.1. Session Rule 1

1.2.2. Session Rule 2

1.3. Juno initially considers an abortion but decides that a better option would be to give the baby up for adoption to a good home. Juno searches the local paper for ads and find the perfect couple – Mark and Vanessa Loring.

1.4. Juno and her father go over to the Loring home to meet the couple in their expensive home and agree to a closed adoption.

1.5. Juno visits the home quite regularly and begins a close bond with Mark for they share a love of music together

1.6. As Juno’s pregnancy progresses, Juno struggles with the emotions she feels for Paulie who is clearly in love with Juno. Paulie invites another girl to his formal and Juno angrily confronts him. Paulie reminds Juno that it is at her request they remain distant and tells her that she broke his heart.

1.7. Not long before Juno’s baby is due, Vanessa and Mark have issues. Mark confesses he is not ready to be a father which Juno was horrified by. Juno watches their marriage fall apart and leaves a note on their front door step saying "Vanessa: If you're still in, I'm still in. —Juno."

1.8. Juno and Paulie confess their love for one another just before Juno’s baby boy is born. Vanessa arrives at the hospital ready to be a single adoptive mother.

1.9. The film ends with Juno and Paulie playing guitar together followed by a kiss.

2. Characters- Kimberley Driscoll

2.1. Juno

2.1.1. - is young indie - tells you how it is - Juno is a very strong person - she realizes because she is in school she isn’t ready - she isn’t really an emotional person - only time she cry’s about the situation is when she isn’t sure about if what she is doing is right - she keeps most things bottled up - only time Juno is emotional is when it comes to Bleeker she acts indifferent around him - she doesn’t care about what she wears – really a care free person

2.2. Lorings (Mark And Vanessa)

2.2.1. - Vanessa always has to have things perfect – everything has to be perfect for when Juno comes - Vanessa is truly honest and a caring person - she is really nervous about the situation with Juno - Mark isn’t as mature as what Vanessa wants him to be - Mark likes the quiet time - Mark is a musician and makes adds which he puts before anything else - Mark doesn’t care about the perfect family which Vanessa does

2.3. Paulie Bleeker

2.3.1. - Really sensitive and gentle and caring person - Paulie is a really emotional person - is a long distance track runner - is a peaceful person - goes to school with Juno

3. Relationships- Stefanie Celebicanin

3.1. Juno and her Father

3.1.1. Throughout the film Juno and her father share a rather strange child-parent relationship. They have both been through the heartbreak of their mother/wife dying and their banter is their way of dealing with their hurt. Juno's father was always there for her and recognised that Juno was intelligent so he accepted the decisions she made in her life, even though he wasn't too happy when he found out that she was pregnant at such a young age.

3.2. Juno and Paulie Bleeker

3.2.1. During the film Juno finds out that she was pregnant from a one-time sexual encounter with her best friend, Paulie Bleeker. Juno and Paulie both liked each other, although never considered themselves to be exclusive an boyfriend/girlfriend couple. They were definitely not ready to be a family and raise a child. They had a rocky relationship whilst Juno was pregnant although after a deep and meaningful conversation with her dad Juno decided that Paulie was the right guy for her and that she really loved him and wanted to be with him. By the end of the film Juno gave her baby up for adoption and her relationship with Paulie develops and becomes exclusive.

3.3. Mark And Vanessa

3.3.1. Mark and Vanessa were the potential adoptive parents for Juno's baby. At first their relationship seems like it's going well and Mark appears to be more open and relaxed whereas Vanessa seemed more insecure and anxious although as the film progresses we come to realise that they are totally different and they show their true colours. Mark got cold feet and decided he didn't want to be with Vanessa let alone adopt the baby.In the end it was clear that their relationship had failed and they were not right for each other but Vanessa was driven and still decided to adopt Juno's baby when it was born because that's what made her happy and what she really wanted to do.

4. Prioritize Ideas

4.1. High Priority

4.2. Medium Priority

4.3. Low Priority

5. Production Elements-Felicity Welsh

5.1. The way Juno acts and her language choices also suggest that she is not mature enough to raise a kid. Her personality is laid back and too chilled out to even think about becoming a mother. The layout of Juno’s homes also shows that she could not raise a child, as it is small, squishy and not child friendly.