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Jennifer's Body (2009)

R  |   |  Comedy, Horror  |  18 September 2009 (USA)
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A newly possessed high school cheerleader turns into a succubus who specializes in killing her male classmates. Can her best friend put an end to the horror?

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Nerdy, reserved bookworm Needy Lesnicki, and arrogant, conceited cheerleader Jennifer Check are best friends, though they share little in common. They share even less in common when Jennifer mysteriously gains an appetite for human blood after a disastrous fire at a local bar. As Needy's male classmates are steadily killed in gruesome attacks, the young girl must uncover the truth behind her friend's transformation and find a way to stop the bloodthirsty rampage before it reaches her own boyfriend Chip. Written by The Massie Twins

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She's evil... and not just high school evil.

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Comedy | Horror

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Rated R for sexuality, bloody violence, language and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$6,868,397 (USA) (18 September 2009)

Gross:

$16,204,793 (USA) (20 November 2009)
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Trivia

Colin invites Jennifer to "Rocky Horror at the Bijou," a reference to a student-run movie theater at the University of Iowa. Diablo Cody graduated from the University of Iowa. See more »

Goofs

When Jennifer is in the forest with Jonas, as she unzips her jacket, it can clearly be seen that she has no belly button, though it is shown in other scenes. See more »

Quotes

Jennifer Check: [about to kill Colin] I need you frightened.
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Jennifer Check: I need you hopeless.
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Urgent
Written by Mick Jones (as Michael L. Jones)
Performed by Foreigner
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By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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There isn't anything wrong with a movie being fun
25 February 2010 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

Clearly this is a movie that polarizes opinion, but I'd urge anyone with a taste for black comedy to give Jennifer's Body a chance. Having finally seen it, I enjoyed myself so much that I was left a little mystified that so many people seem to hate it.

Let's be straight about this, Jennifer's Body isn't awards material, but neither is it trying to be. It's a deliberately cheesy and darkly comic movie that definitely harks back similar movies from the 80s. Some of the darkest parts of the movie had me stifling guilty giggles; that's good black comedy in my book.

I thought the performance from the two leads was solid and enjoyable. Megan Fox played up Jennifer's sexiness, but gave her a subtle undercurrent of insecurity which gave tension to the character. Amanda Seyfried's Needy might not have been the cheerleader but was really the more settled and self-assured of the two characters.

Friendships held since childhood can become somewhat ambiguous as people age. This movie captured that well. To me the kiss between Jennifer and Needy really showed the low-key battle that was constantly raging between them, one they weren't consciously aware of most of the time.

Funniest scene for me involved some extremely shallow hipsters involved in some very dark dealings. Deliciously silly.

So, in conclusion, give this movie a try. There's a strong chance that you'll have a very good time.


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