A List of Thoughts and Questions I had While Watching Tallulah (2016)

Featuring comparisons between Juno (2007) and Tallulah (2016)

  • Hip opening song

  • It really rushed into the topless scene. It was weird to have that come out of nowhere. I’ve had a girl crush on Ellen Page since I was 13, and to all of a sudden see her topless was strange. But it says something about the movie that nudity is handled non-chalantly. Maybe Lena Dunham’s good for something besides starting Adam Drivers career.*

  • *Kidding, kind of

  • Tallulah could be friends with Juno. They would definitely take to each other.

    • DAS

  • The scene where Lu talks about the magazine with the picture of the woman in the Himalayas makes me think of the scene in Juno where Juno talks about giving her baby to a graphic designer.

  • There’s a scene of Lu peeing. Are you kidding me?

  • Shout out to The Kids in the Hall

    • aefae
  • Now for something completely different

    • qerwe

  • I get it, you’re quirky.

    • adss
  • I’m a turtle slut. I wish Allison Janney wouldn’t insult her turtle.

  • Calling it now. Margo ends up with the doorman.

  • By the time the baby’s mother kissed Lu, I wanted Lu to take the baby and run.

  • I’m not sure if Lu should bathe with baby Madison, but the mother probably doesn’t bathe her often.

  • I’m assuming we’ll find out who the mother went out with.

  • “Dude”

  • Take the baby!

  • All I know about Allison’s character is that she is Nico’s mother and has a turtle. But I can’t not love someone who carries this many books.

    • rrr
  • It’s like every movie I watched on IFC, Indiplex, and the Sundance Channel as a teenager had a baby.


    • fefe
  • “Isn’t she just the coolest, weirdest thing you’ve ever seen? She’s so little!” You’re projecting Lu.

  • Juno: finger nails

    Lu: Toe nails

  • “Were you raised by wolves?”

    “I wish.”

    • Gold


  • asdsaws.jpg
    • You guys are getting weird.

  • Love the doorman, Margo. I know you’re taller than him, but you’re a strong woman and you don’t need a tall man to protect you. You can protect yourself.

  • Oh shit. The news is on. Margo is going to find out.

    • No

  • That is an interesting way of using a flashback; seemingly integrating it into the present. This is probably a dream.

  • It’s not that they think it’s weird you want to be a dishwasher. They think you’re making a King Missile reference.

  • Oh. That’s interesting. I didn’t expect Nico’s father would have left Margo because he was homosexual.

  • Thanks, Ellen Page, for making me question my sexuality as you flirt with a guy.

    • asxaaw
  • Allison Janney, PhD in being an Amazonian Goddess.

    • sfeew
  • This is too damn awkward! Help!

  • Formula: Lu laying down + Margo’s hair up + Lu and Margo sitting beside each other facing the same direction = Shit getting deep.

    • luno1
  • Every indie movie + one of my favorite 90’s movies Baby’s Day Out

  • Zachary Quinto (representing my neck of Penn’s Woods) as the gay

  • Oh, shit. Steven knows.

  • Steven’s a dick.


  • I don’t know how I want this to go

  • He’s back!

  • Shit. He’s going to tell her.


  • Sound doesn’t work that way

  • Oh. Dream.

  • “We’re all horrible, and we’re all just people.”

    • Moral

  • Wow a payphone. I haven’t seen one of those since I went to DC and found one in Hirshorn. I thought it was part of the gallery.

  • She’s sick. Why’s she going? Why are they leaving?

  • Lu may be getting arrested for a crime she did out of good conscience, but she should have been arrested a lot of times for crimes committed for personal gain.

  • “So you make a habit of taking toddlers into protective custody?”

  • There’s only five minutes left. There’s no time for artsiness. I need closure.

  • She grabbed onto the branch.

  • I guess that’s my closure.

Other thoughts

  • Juno was pretty close with her van too

  • This good have gone for an ending with closure, but it would either be realisitc and sad or unrealistic and out of sync with the rest of the movie. I understand that the ending isn’t realistic, but it’s symbolic.

  • I’m really pissed that the dream sequences reminded me of a book I’ve been writing for two years.Maybe its a sign that I shoud continue writing, after all, Juno was one of those movies that had a profound effect on me, for more on that go here.

  • Allison Janney is a damn gem.

  • Not only does the movie reign in Juno fans, but it also features two leads who already displayed exceptional chemistry. Ten years ago. God.

  • Lu wasn’t as hip as Juno, but she’s also less annoying.

I give it a seven out of ten.


3 thoughts on “A List of Thoughts and Questions I had While Watching Tallulah (2016)

  1. So you make a habit of taking toddlers into protective custody?

    This ^^^ really confused me please explain, did the cops think she did it for good or was she somehow working with them (even though that makes no sence) or was he just being a dick


    1. I saw it as a sincere question. He knew how Madison’s mother was, and heard the report that she was drunk the night before the kidnapping. It may be open to interpretation, but I choose to believe it was sincere.


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