One of the most talked-about films of the fall (due to its popular run on the festival circuit) is Jason Reitman's Juno. I've heard from several different people that it's "this year's Little Miss Sunshine," and I have yet to meet one person who did not like it. With lots and lots of buzz, Fox Searchlight has decided to push Juno's release date up a bit to capitalize on all the good word, deciding to send their baby out into the world on December 5 (in NY and LA only, before tacking on additional theaters across the country in the weeks to follow). The film was originally set to arrive in limited release on December 14. For those of you who are dying to see Juno, and do not live in either NY or LA, fear not -- Searchlight has set up a number of free promotional screenings in several different cities.
Ah, but if you live in NYC, and want to take advantage of those free promotional screenings, your sh*t out of luck -- they're all booked. Seriously, I took a look at the list and every other screening across the country is open except the four or so screenings in NYC. What gives? Do people in NYC just watch more movies than everyone else? And are they hipper to the stuff that's free? Who knows, and perhaps Searchlight will add a few more screenings in the Big Apple. Directed by Jason Reitman (Thank You for Smoking) Juno stars Ellen Page as a teenager who's accidentally knocked up by her awkward best friend (Michael Cera), and subsequently decides to give the child away to an adorable-looking married couple (Jason Bateman and Jennifer Garner). For more on the film, and to check out the trailer, head on over to Juno's official website.