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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Ryan Levine ...
Colin Askey ...
Juno Ruddell ...
Jonas Kozelle (as Joshua Emerson)


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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


Comedy | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

18 September 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office


$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The demon who possesses Jennifer Check (Megan Fox's character) closely resembles a succubus (plural succubi), from Jewish, Christian, and Sumerian mythology/theology. It is said that succubi seduce men, and fornicate with them until they are "drained" (in the movie, getting "drained" could mean getting drained of blood instead of semen). Some possible examples of succubi are Lilitu (from Sumerian mythology), Lilin, and Lilith (both from Jewish theology). See more »


When Nikolai is about to stab Jennifer, there is a distant shot where he says, "We have to make a really good impression on him," Jennifer isn't crying and her mouth is closed. See more »


Jennifer Check: [to Needy] Do you buy all your murder weapons at Home Depot? God, your butch!
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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 »


References The Andy Griffith Show (1960) See more »


Two Tickets to Paradise
Written by Eddie Money
Performed by Eddie Money
Courtesy of Music Sales Corporation o/b/o Eddie Money
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User Reviews

Am I the only one?
18 September 2009 | by (Salem, NH) – See all my reviews

Am I the only one that thinks Diablo Cody is a terrible writer? Though I did enjoy it, Juno was extremely overrated, and this piece of crap cements it for me. I hate Diablo Cody as a writer. Her contrivance and witty attempt at being hip and relevant just doesn't fly. I will give her credit for trying to look at dialog from left of center, but people don't talk like that....well except maybe Diablo Cody. But I didn't go to see a movie full of Diablo Cody's, I went to see a movie with moving characters you care for. If they die, I should care, which I didn't. and the "twist" ending made the Happening look like Citizen Cane, and I'm talking in this day and age where my future unborn children already know what rosebud is. It is still more of a reveal than this movie. It was a shame because there were same great actors in this movie and Megan Fox. Though I will give both Cody and Fox credit, because she actually fit the dialog well, but it doesn't make me hate it less. I found myself bored, and bored in a horror movie is unacceptable. I've seen some awful horror movies too, but never have I been this bored. I gave this movie 3 stars, one for Amanda Seifried, one for the (in my opinion) under appreciated Kyle Gallner, and one for the few interesting shots throughout the movie. Notice NONE for Diablo Cody!

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