According to Slate's Dana Stevens, there's now officially a Juno backlash.
I'd just like to go on record as saying I disliked this movie before it was cool to dislike it. As reason #1, I'd cite Stevens' own recap of the film's first couple scenes:
The nadir of cuteness is the much-reviled opening, in which Ellen Page's pregnant teenage heroine trades stiff quips with a convenience-store clerk (Rainn Wilson): "Your eggo is preggo"; "Silencio, old man!"; "This is one diddle that can't be un-did, homeskillet." Soon after comes the too-cute early scene in which Juno breaks the news to her best friend, Lea (Olivia Thirlby), on her hamburger-shaped phone, provoking such interjections as "Honest to blog?" and "Phuket, Thailand!"
Is this really how the kids are talking these days? Really?
My main problem with the movie was that its main character was almost wholly unlikeable. Which is a pretty big flaw, in my mind. As Stevens points out, the movie gets somewhat less annoying as it goes one -- it seems to eventually find a less grating tone, for one thing -- but by then I'd already rendered judgment on Juno and didn't care too much what happened to her.
I will say, though, that the film's smaller roles were well-occupied.