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Dumb people think 'Juno' is too clever

From David Xaviel, Spokane, WA:

must confess first off. I have ot yet seen "Juno," however, my interest perked up when reading the complaints that the characters in "Juno" sound too clever to be real.

Here's my problem with such a statement: If you believe that fictional characters can't sound smarter than a "real" person, are you not then saying that you yourself speaks like an idiot?

As an employee of the Home Depot, I have become irritated in the past year by the monotony and lack of insight in day-to-day life. As I like to say: Home Depot is Where Brevity Dies and Nouns Become Verbs. That though is only because people don't stop to think about what they say and how they sound. What I expect from a good writer is to digest the day-to-day and create something that spoofs the monotony, provides insight, and leaves you wanting more.

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That to me is also the heart of the Writer's Guild strike. As far as the Producers of TV are concerned, Writer's are obsolete. Part of the reason Producer's see that is because Reality TV doesn't require a script

Hollywood performers like to complain that Hollywood is "not real" and all that jazz. But that is likely because any Performer who has worked from a script has surely had a moment when they dealt with reality with what they learned from a script.

The word "Reality" has just become bastardized by shallow people with no creative bone in their body.

Some people need good books and movies in order to break the surly bonds of day-to-day reality and hopefully come-away fullfilled.

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