Juno (Jason Reitman, 2007)

A sixteen-year-old high-school student named Juno MacGuff has just discovered she is pregnant. The father is a good friend of hers – Paulie Bleeker, though she didn’t count on this to result from his first time. Realizing she wouldn’t be fit to raise this child, she initially considers an abortion. When she reaches the clinic, however, she changes her mind and decides to put the baby up for adoption instead. Juno manages to find a couple – Mark and Vanessa – willing to agree to a closed adoption.

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Gloria Bell (Sebastián Lelio, 2018)

Gloria Bell is a free-spirited divorcee with children who have grown up. She enjoys music and takes to letting loose at various dance clubs in Los Angeles. As if by chance, she meets another, older divorcee named Arnold. His divorce occurred far more recently, and his two adult daughters do not work, completely relying on him to support them. Despite their differing backgrounds, the two of them quickly enter a relationship, though Gloria may soon learn that it’s not to last.

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