For all the overwhelming positive praise that has been heaped on Juno, this year’s “little film that could”, there are also a fair number of people out there who found its cheeky script somewhat phony and grating. Fair enough, I suppose everyone’s entitled to their own opinion, and I can see where they’re coming from. Still, I have to wonder how you can dislike a movie that features the main character talking on a phone shaped like a hamburger! Come on now, that’s just too cute for words!
Peter over at /Film has brought to our attention the fact that the legendary hamburger phone from Juno has now been turned into a clever promotional gimmick for the film. Apparently Fox Searchlight sent out replica hamburger phones to select movie critics, in the hopes of filling their icy hearts with childlike glee. (I’m guessing Roger Ebert received more than one, because Juno made #1 on his list of top 10 movies of 2007!)
A quick search on E-bay turns up an endless supply of these cheap novelty items, but I can guarantee you we’ll start seeing the officially licensed version in stores soon enough (probably when the movie hits DVD). They’re sure to become a staple of college dorms across North America for the next few years!