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Jennifer's Body (2009)

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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18 September 2009 (USA)  »

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$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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

A few actors from Diablo Cody's Juno (2007) appear in Jennifer's Body (2009). J.K. Simmons, Valerie Tian and Aman Johal. The film is also co-produced by Juno (2007) director Jason Reitman. See more »

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Just after the fire in Needy's kitchen, Jennifer appears in profile, with a ghastly, toothy smile. In the next full-face shot, her mouth is closed, and the ghastly smile appears slowly. See more »

Quotes

Chip's Mom: Did you hear what Colin Gray looked like when they found him?
Chip Dove: Lasagna with teeth?
Chip's Mom: You heard.
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Crazy Credits

Over the first part of the credits we are shown the events leading up to the fate of Low Shoulder See more »

Connections

References Hannah Montana (2006) See more »

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New Perspective
Written by John Feldmann and Brendon Urie
Performed by Panic! at the Disco (as Panic at the Disco)
Courtesy of Fueled by Ramen/Decaydance/Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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This came from the pen of an Oscar winner?
11 December 2009 | by (Hampshire, England) – See all my reviews

I appreciate all types of horror, from the intelligent and atmospheric to the plain dumb and gory, but in the case of Jennifer's Body, I have to admit that I just don't get it: I can't identify with the characters; I fail to understand their motivation; I don't appreciate their idiotic 'hip' language; but most of all, I just cannot comprehend what the film was trying to be. Did writer Diablo Cody intend Jennifer's Body to be a straight-up horror, a dark comedy, a teen drama, a pro-feminist tale, an allegory, or even perhaps, a mixture of all of these? Whatever the intention, it doesn't really work.

Veering awkwardly from one poorly constructed scene to another, Jennifer's Body offers very little in the way of scares, laughs, or emotional content, and if there is a deeper meaning to the film—and the inclusion of recurring imagery does support this idea—then it's virtually impossible to decipher, making it all rather redundant. Even those who choose to watch in the hope of seeing Megan Fox in the altogether will be disappointed: despite playing a sex-mad schoolgirl slut who becomes a seductive boy-eating succubus, she fails to flash the goods.

Of course, there is the much touted lesbian clinch with nerdy best friend Needy (played by Amanda Seyfried, who is much hotter than Fox in my opinion) to keep the lads (or ladies) momentarily happy, but a little girl-on-girl action alone does not make a good film.


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