Jennifer's Body

  • 15
  • Karyn Kusama (2009)
  • US
  • 98 min
Film Review
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2 out of 5

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.

Plot Summary

Comedy horror starring Megan Fox and Amanda Seyfried. Geeky "Needy" Lesnicky is best friends with gorgeous cheerleader Jennifer Check. So when a demonic curse causes Jennifer to start eating people, it falls to Needy to try to curb her newfound appetite.

Cast and crew

Cast

Jennifer Check
Megan Fox
Anita "Needy" Lesnicky
Amanda Seyfried
Chip
Johnny Simmons
Nikolai
Adam Brody
Mr Wroblewski
J K Simmons
Needy's mom
Amy Sedaris
Roman Duda
Chris Pratt
Officer Warzak
Juno Ruddell
Colin Gray
Kyle Gallner
Jennifer's mom
Carrie Genzel
Passing motorist
Lance Henriksen

Crew

Director
Karyn Kusama

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
20th Century Fox
Guidance: 
Violence, swearing, sex scenes and nudity.
Available on DVD and BluRay
Released 30 Oct 2009
Certificate 15
Categories
Drama

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