We went to go see Juno last night. I was pretty sure I was going to like it so I was surprised to really dislike the beginning of the movie. I think overall the movie redeemed itself, but it was a lot more Napoleon Dynamite (which I hated) than I thought it was going to be. The title sequence in the film was almost painful for me and felt like it could be an important moment signifying the impending oversaturation of 1990s nostalgia. The frequency of Kimya Dawson songs at some point was too much, as well.
The second half of the movie felt like things had a bit more room to breathe. I think the actors were good throughout and JK Simmons and Allison Janney especially good. So I'll put the blame for the initial distaste on the direction and writing.
I'm surprised the reviews are as good as they seem to be. I think it's a lot more comparable to the Garden States and Napoleon Dynamites than the Rushmores of the world. If I was going to make my own metacritic-esque score, I'd probably split the difference between those films and put Juno in the mid 70s.
At the end of the day, I liked Juno but I'm worried about anything inspired by it.