its not easy to see a unique film nowadays, and even harder is a unique film whose uniqueness doesn't make it suck. here we have that rare film with a unique approach that is far more than a gimmick, but a storytelling device that is aligned with the message and theme of the film. I saw it at the Denver International Film Festival, where Juno won some dumb award, and felt both Ellen Page's performance and the film as a whole were far superior to Juno... There's not much new in life, but Juno hasn't an inkling of originality. Let the critics and red-carpeters have Juno, they won't catch on to McDonald until someone is biting his style the way all the followers bite Wes Anderson. I'm just grateful there are filmmakers like Bruce McDonald who make films for the rest of us.