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Jennifer's Body (2009)

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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?

Director:

Karyn Kusama

Writer:

Diablo Cody
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3 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Megan Fox ... Jennifer
Amanda Seyfried ... Needy
Johnny Simmons ... Chip Dove
Adam Brody ... Nikolai
Sal Cortez Sal Cortez ... Chas
Ryan Levine Ryan Levine ... Mick
Juan Riedinger ... Dirk
Colin Askey Colin Askey ... Keyboardist
Chris Pratt ... Officer Roman Duda
Juno Rinaldi ... Officer Warzak (as Juno Ruddell)
Kyle Gallner ... Colin Gray
Josh Emerson ... Jonas Kozelle (as Joshua Emerson)
J.K. Simmons ... Mr. Wroblewski
Amy Sedaris ... Toni Lesnicki
Cynthia Stevenson ... Mrs. Dove
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Storyline

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

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

18 September 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jennifer's Body See more »

Filming Locations:

British Columbia, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,868,397, 20 September 2009, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$16,204,793, 20 November 2009
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (unrated)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Hershey's chocolate syrup was used for Jennifer's 'black vomit' scene along with the use of CGI-animation. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[from trailer]
Needy Lesnicky: Jennifer's evil.
Chip Dove: I know.
Needy Lesnicky: No. I mean, she's actually evil. Not high school evil.
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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 »

Alternate Versions

DVD and Blu-ray releases include an unrated extended cut, which is five minutes longer thanks to over 60 alterations. See more »


Soundtracks

Chew Me Up and Spit Me Out
Written by Gabe Saporta, Dave Katz and Sam Hollander
Performed by Cobra Starship
Courtesy of Decaydance/Fueled by Ramen
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 BA_HarrisonSee 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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