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Jawbreaker (1999)

R  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Thriller  |  19 February 1999 (USA)
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Three of the most popular girls at Reagan High accidentally kill the prom queen with a jaw-breaker when a kidnapping goes horribly wrong.

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In what was meant as a harmless birthday prank, three of Reagan High School's most popular girls, Julie, Marcie, and Courtney pretend to kidnap their friend, the latter shoving a jawbreaker into the victim's mouth to keep her from screaming. Their plan goes awry when the girl accidentally swallows the jawbreaker, choking to death. The cool and calculating Courtney tries to cover the crime but is found out by school geek Fern Mayo. In return for her silence, Courtney transforms the gawky Fern into the stylishly beautiful Vylette, leaving the conscience-stricken Julie out in the cold, threatening to set her up for the girl's murder if she breaks her silence. Written by Jonathan Ruskin <JonRuskin@aol.com>

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Comedy | Crime | Thriller

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Rated R for sexuality, language and violence, all involving teens | See all certifications »

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Um Crime Entre Amigas  »

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$3,500,000 (estimated)

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$1,603,425 (USA) (19 February 1999)

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$3,071,947 (USA) (16 April 1999)
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During the entire film, a circular theme is visible, to call back to the jawbreaker. From the girls earrings (they wear hoops throughout the majority of the film), to light fixtures, to patterns, and wall fixtures. See more »

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In the scene where Marcie and Courtney are staging Liz's death scene Marcie and Courtney continuously switch positions from the left side of the bed to the right repeatedly. See more »

Quotes

Marcie: Trends change people change, its all about details, if you dont pay attention to details your doomed, i mean look at my nails! I went through junior high wearing nothing but pink now pink makes me puke so i change rearrange, see, its called demented, no seriously the color's called demented.
Courtney: mine,decayed, like julie our friendship with her is decayed, rotten, julie is no more, shes like fern mayo a bad dream, get it!
Courtney: [together give evil laugh] HA HA HA!
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Yoo Hoo
Written by Lynn Perko, Roddy Bottum, Will Schwartz and Joan Stebbins
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Kidnap-comedy with a dark streak; from the "Heathers" school of screen writing...
11 May 2008 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

A group of ultra-hip teenage schoolgirls (from Reagan High!) accidentally kill one of their own in a birthday prank gone awry; they struggle to keep their deed a secret even after a nerdy student discovers the truth. Darkly comic tale, brightly-produced yet full of cynicism, has brief moments that go out on a limb, but is ultimately a rather formulaic "Heathers" knock-off. Holds interest nearly half the way, however the wrap-up is right off the assembly-line. It certainly benefits from a good cast, with the central performances by Rose McGowan and Rebecca Gayheart spot-on, however prominently-billed P.J. Soles, William Katt and Marilyn Manson hardly appear at all. *1/2 from ****


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