Did Mark like Juno?


I know it was mentioned in a different thread but cant find it. The only thing Mark said that makes me think he actually felt something for her was when he said he was leaving Vanessa, he said "I thought you would be cool with this'?

Is that supposed to mean he wants something with HER?

"That is rather slippery of you agent Starling"

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Certainly there's some level of crush between them....but it doesn't go anywhere.

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i was always under the impression that they liked each other and it always grossed me out.

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I don't think he liked her romantically, but I do think that spending time with her made him realise that he has nothing in common with his wife, as well as that his wife doesn't truly accept him for who he is (which is related to what Juno's dad was saying about lasting love).

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Agreed with ms-Trixi that Juno having interest in him (even tho not romantic) made him feel young and also probably sparked his willingness to back out of the marriage and the baby.

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I don't think he liked her romantically, but I do think that spending time with her made him realise that he has nothing in common with his wife, as well as that his wife doesn't truly accept him for who he is (which is related to what Juno's dad was saying about lasting love).


That was it exactly, when he said to her "why are you here Juno"? that wasn't out of romance or a crush, that was a genuine question, I'm a married man, you keep coming over but why are you really here?

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I think he had a crush on her that he would never act on. I think he liked having a young girl attracted to him. She made him feel young and cool. That's why he seemed so offended when she called him old- it blew his illusion.

"Getting old is not for sissies."
Bette Davis

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This is correct. These sorts of crushes or infatuations are less about liking someone and more about how a person makes you feel about yourself.

The Mark character was interesting, but perhaps a bit overdone. He's the bad guy and the catalyst for the plot, but I think Vanessa was equally to blame for the failed marriage.

Her type is all too common, she's overly controlling and she takes on a guy like Mark as a project, hoping that once the baby comes. he'll fall into line. It rarely works out that way.

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Yeah, Vanessa was super annoying and I'm a 40 something yo woman.

I picked up on the attraction immediately, Mark was attracted to the essence of Juno. Juno is kind of a boy/girl. She's very down to earth, a tad snarky (ok more than a tad). She was almost a female version of himself. If Juno had been older, something might have happened between them or they would have been awesome friends.

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100% right..



But about Mark changing once he becomes a dad...

well, personally I know people who were immature, did drugs, partied too much, selfish... but once his girlfriend gave birth... he dropped all those and became a mature person, hard working etc.

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Mark had a lot in common with Juno, and a romantic notion almost certainly crossed his mind.

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They should have gotten together they were perfect for each other 2 low lifes

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it was pretty clear something was up. in the scene before he tells her he is leaving vanessa juno puts on makeup. when juno gets to the house she asks something like "is it safe" and mark replies, "yep all clear vanessa is..." clearly showing that Juno was gauging herself up for him, and knew the relationship was inappropriate enough to not want vanessa around.

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I don't think he liked her romantically, I think he liked her company as a friend. She was a very laid back person unlike his wife so he probably liked that aspect about her. I could be wrong but that's my take.

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I think it's obvious he had a thing for Juno. The scene with them dancing & holding each other makes this clear enough, and then he tells her he's leaving his wife. Why else would he mention that (while lovingly holding her?) Yeah, it would be wrong for them to be together romantically but they were almost like "soulmates" in that they had so much in common.

Also, Mark was immature. Mentally he was still more like a teenager than a 30-something guy. I think he just felt like he could connect more with Juno than with his wife.

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