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>
Judy Greer said that when she was dressed as Fern, nobody on set paid her any attention. When she transformed into Vylette, all of a sudden everyone paid attention to her. However, the men on set seemed more timid while approaching her as Vylette. See more »
When the girls are taking Liz up to her room to make it seem like rape, when they are half way up the stairs you can see Liz's toes move. See more »
Ok, reality check. Liz is in the trunk of this car and she is dead. That is a sad, fucked up thing, but you are going to walk into that school and strut your shit down the hallway like everything is peachy fucking keen.
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Contrary to the reviews I've read on this film, I found this film to be of an excellent nature. Rose McGowan is simply irresistable as the evil Courtney Shayne. Courtney is the girl you love to hate, and Rose McGowan is about to take off into the world of superstardom. As for Darren Stein, he has created a film to remember. Unlike any other movie (I see no resemblance between "Heathers" and "Jawbreaker"), Jawbreaker consists of both witty dialogue and excellent imagery. Marilyn Manson's lineless role, is captivating in a sense that the irony of the scene and the laughter one will not be able to stop are worth witnessing.
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