Jennifer's Body

Jennifer's Body

Karyn Kusama (2009)

98min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
The horror of Carrie and the humour of Heathers combine to mediocre effect in this tale of a small-town beauty who becomes possessed by a demon. Megan Fox (Transformers) stars as Jennifer, the high-school super bitch whose appetite for nastiness reaches scarier levels when she starts feasting on teenage boys. Only her geeky best friend Needy (Amanda Seyfried) suspects who's behind the grisly murders and races against time to stop the escalating slaughter. Writer Diablo Cody's script delves into the world of adolescent cliques and cruelty, but the teen-speak dialogue is overplayed and less whip-smart than in her Oscar-winning screenplay for Juno. Fox also fails to convince as the flesh-eating femme fatale, and it's left to Seyfried's wide-eyed heroine to carry the plot. The film ultimately ends up merely replicating the genre conventions it sets out to satirise.

Summary

A cheerleader becomes possessed by a demon following a wild night out and develops an insatiable appetite for human flesh. As she systematically seduces and devours the male population of her high school, her best friend vows to put a stop to her reign of terror. Comedy horror, starring Megan Fox, Amanda Seyfried, Johnny Simmons and Adam Brody.

Cast & Crew

Jennifer Megan Fox
Needy Amanda Seyfried
Chip Johnny Simmons
Nikolai Adam Brody
Chas Sal Cortez
Mick Ryan Levine
Dirk Juan Riedinger
Keyboardist Colin Askey
Director Karyn Kusama
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: 20th Century FoxGuidance: Violence, swearing, sex scenes, nudity.Available on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 30 Oct 2009
Comedy Drama