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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?

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Karyn Kusama

Writer:

Diablo Cody
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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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Details

Official Sites:

Official site

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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Did You Know?

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 »

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

Needy Lesnicky: [after Colin asks Jennifer out] Colin's really nice.
Jennifer Check: He listens to maggot rock. He wears nail polish. My dick is bigger than his.
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in The Jay Leno Show: Episode #1.7 (2009) 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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Grossly mismarketed
20 July 2013 | by ambrakaySee all my reviews

The director, Diablo Cody, never meant for this to be categorized as a "horror" film, which is precisely what happened. This movie is a fine example of a dark comedy. The dialogue is very quotable, and, if you have a twisted sense of humor and enjoy sarcasm (as I do), you will enjoy this movie. The "scary" scenes aren't scary; there is a lot of over the top gore. Essentially, this movie mocks teen horror flicks. It plays off of the emo trend to create ironic humor, and the laughs come in when you least expect them. It also has a surprisingly respectable soundtrack. If you've yet to see this, I recommend it as a rental for a night in. You will be entertained. Please realize that this is a comic gem full of snark and wit, and don't expect to be frightened. Sit back and enjoy it for what it is; entertainment.


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