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When small town high-school student Jennifer is possessed by a hungry demon, she transitions from being "high-school evil" -- gorgeous (and doesn't she know it), stuck up and ultra-attitudinal -- to t... read more read more...he real deal: evil/evil. The glittering beauty becomes a pale and sickly creature jonesing for a meaty snack, and guys who never stood a chance with the heartless babe, take on new luster in the light of Jennifer's insatiable appetite. Meanwhile, Jennifer's lifelong best friend Needy, long relegated to living in Jennifer's shadow, must step-up to protect the town's young men, including her nerdy boyfriend.

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DVD Release Date: December 29, 2009

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  • July 3, 2014
    Jennifer's Body is a decent horror film with surprising moments of good gore and sheer tension. Overall this is a decent film, a film that uses an interesting idea for its plot. The film is engaging for what it is, and it does have its moments. For a teen horror film, Jennifer's ... read moreBody is a film worth seeing, but is never anything great either. There are some interesting ideas here, but I felt that the movie had the potential of being so much more as well. However, I was surprised by the film, and compared to Megan Fox's other films in the Transformers series, I would say that this among her best, I know that's not saying much, but she's good at playing this type of role. Jennifer's Body works well enough if you're looking for something a little different. For me however, I really enjoyed Amanda Seyfield's performance, and she really made the film worth seeing. Although the film has its fair share of flaws, Jennifer's Body is decent fun for what it is. I've seen far worse horror films than this in the last few years, and with an interesting script, this film has enough thrills to entertain viewers looking for mindless horror thrills. I agree that Jennifer's Body isn't the best genre film to come out in the last few years, but it's far from the worse. The film is surprising for what it is, and though it has had its fair share of negative reviews, I find this to be a bit underrated, and it's a film that deserves a second look. I view Jennifer's Body as mindless horror fun, a film that shouldn't be taken seriously, and it does offer interesting ideas in terms of what it brings to the genre. The film is far from perfect, but it doesn't deserve the flack it has received.
  • July 3, 2014
    In Jennifer's body Karyn Kusama relays heavily on cheap titillation in the absence of decent story or performances. Her past career as a music video director is obvious as the film plays like a sting of music videos played back to back with nothing but 3 characters connected them... read more. The film is full of puzzling but ultimately pointless scenes that create a sense of suspense right up until the end of the film when none are explained, the sub-plots are dropped and you realise that the film is ultimately a fraud. If you like looking at Megan Fox as much as Karyn Kusama does then I dare say you'll like it but for everyone else you're out of luck I'm afraid. It's also worth mentioning that this film contains the worst dialogue I've heard in a film for quite some time.
  • November 29, 2012
    Some good dialogue moments, but overall nothing to shout home about.
  • July 30, 2012
    mixed bad of nuts with this one! can't make up what it onces to be either a horror movie,comedy or teen movie? well it never worked for me and a miss oppertunity.Nice performance form megan fox and shows she can do more that fight tranformers....
  • April 19, 2012
    Black horror comedy for teens starring Megan Fox? indeed. Ooook first problem here is the fact this film is rated R, so teens can't see it, at least young teens who lust after celebs like this and adults will find this complete and utter poo soooooo......

    Plot is utterly utterly... read more inept and simply revolves around a rock band sacrificing a vacuous Fox to the devil so they can become rich n famous, yes that's what I just typed...believe it. Turns out Fox isn't a virgin (ahem) so when the guys kill her she somehow becomes possessed by a demon (why?) who just happens to need flesh and blood to survive, dumb teen flesh and blood, not adults just teens, cue the 'horror'.

    It ain't scary and it ain't funny, its just laaaaaame lame lame with Fox being really annoying because the film is clearly made to advertise her as the sexiest female around, she ain't. Acting is poor, effects are minimal and poor, you don't actually see anything gory and its completely pointless. Fox looks no where near as hot as in 'Transformers' because she isn't covered in a thick layer of orange tan makeup, so instead she looks normal, ergo not as hot as we all thought.

    Can't see anyone liking this unless your a male under the age of 15 and that's only because there is some weak ass 'seduction' scenes and a tiny bit of lesbian kissing.
  • March 25, 2012
    When it came out, "Jennifer's Body" looked like it would be a massive hit, bringing Riot Grrl attitude to a long-overdue girls-on-top reversal of many of the tropes of the horror genre.

    Dreamed up by Diablo Cody (fresh off her Oscar-winning triumph with "Juno") and starring su... read moreperstar Megan Fox, it seemed like a sure thing. Then it came out and completely bombed. I never knew why. I suspected there was a backlash against girls being on top. Boys go for that only so far.

    But now having finally seen it, I know what the problem was. It's a bad movie.

    It should have been much better. I think it was handed off to the wrong director. Karyn Kusama ("Girlfight," "Aeon Flux") just did not know how to manage this material. At every turn, Kusama makes the wrong choices, either emphasizing too much comedy or too much horror. The editor was also not up to the task. Many scenes are drained of energy by being too long.

    The use of hip rock music goes overboard sometimes and seems like it's trying too hard. The sexiness becomes cheesy at times, especially the soft-core lesbianism, which seems thrown in to titillate boys -- when the whole point was finally to make a movie not built around what boys want! That's at least what I believe Cody had in mind when she conceived the project.

    Bottom line: "Jennifer's Body" gets the blood pumping only intermittently. It can't sustain its energy. Too bad, because this should have been a counter-cultural Girl Power classic along the lines of "Pulp Fiction." Diablo Cody has the talent to be a Quentin Tarantino for girls. But somehow it's not panning out for her. I think she has to learn to direct her films herself.
  • December 29, 2011
    Jennifer's Body has its occasional moments when it's actually kind of clever. But it has a thin story and frankly, it just isn't scary or funny enough. Megan Fox is quite simply the eye candy. But this is probably her best on screen performance. Unfortunatly, her character is ve... read morery dislikable. Amanda Seyfried is the only shining light in this dull flick (dull in the worst possible sense). But the team behind the camera are those to blame. Their biggest mistake was deliberately trying to make a cult film for groups of vampire girls and emo's. Cult films like that dont try to become popular in a selected audience's eyes. They try a broad target, fail and then if lucky enough they become cult movies. For example, The Nightmare Before Christmas.
  • September 26, 2011
    For all you haters out there...It's a frickin' comedy. The film knows that it's cheesy and all that stuff. But it makes fun of the fact that it is. And it does it pretty good. So ease up... Megan Fox is good. But Amanda Seyfried really lifts up the movie. So from's only 3... read more stars...but there's also a stamp of approval.
  • August 24, 2011
    This was not a good movie, but it was much better than I expected. The plot was very boring, I never was having much fun and it seemed just like a way for guys to watch two hot actresses have sex and get naked. The cast was actually not bad, I really enjoyed Seyfrieds performan... read morece and I was very surprised by Fox, she actually creeped me out in some scenes. It wasn't very scary, but it was gory and I found myself growing to like Seyfrieds character and you want everything to be all right for her in the end, and this was not a great movie, but it wasn't really bad either.
  • August 14, 2011
    Fresh from an Oscar win and a helpful hand in creating American teenage slang for the next three years, Diablo Cody should have delivered a product that entertained with the same malice and yet tenderness as Juno, or at least something as witty and eccentric. Instead we're given ... read moresomething that doesn't fall into any genre except teen oriented. It's supposed to have its moments in both a horrific and comedic premise, and all the time include the sexual appeal and eerie creepiness of Megan Fox. Instead of being scary we're given two extremely unsettling scenes of gore, which are more about cannibalism than demonic possession. The concept could easily have been successful if Fox's bitchy side could have been deeply explored, her relationship with Needy built up enough to conquer experimentation, and the dialogue wasn't purely just about Jennifer. Apparently she's very important, socially superior, and this almost demi-god in the personality department, and yet Jennifer comes off as an unintelligent, slightly cheesy caricature of a high school prom princess. It just doesn't mesh with the horror element at all, which is not in any way truly explained except for a snippet in a book. Then we're suddenly bombarded with information, only to not care with all the anti-climactic buildup from earlier. None of this is funny, at all. Perhaps a line or two are shock funny or bitchy funny, but not actual comedy in any sense of the word. It's shallow, thinly constructed, and unintelligible; the title seems to be the only thing basing this movie in reality.

Critic Reviews

Nigel Floyd
November 6, 2009
Nigel Floyd, Time Out

By tapping in to the same vein of 'hormonal horror' as the excellent 'Ginger Snaps', this offers a witty, subversive look at the darker side of teen friendship. Full Review

Noah Berlatsky
September 21, 2009
Noah Berlatsky, Chicago Reader

The flashes of competence just emphasize the extent to which the film has no idea what it's doing. Full Review

Robert Abele
September 18, 2009
Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times

[Cody's] glib teen-hip dialogue mostly feels like self-conscious splatter over a sorely lackluster scare flick. Full Review

Rick Groen
September 18, 2009
Rick Groen, Globe and Mail

Apparently, there's nothing like lean and hungry times to awaken the undead. Full Review

Adam Graham
September 18, 2009
Adam Graham, Detroit News

There are probably worse ways to go out than being devoured by Fox... but the film squanders all the fun from what could have been a hilarious, gore-filled romp. Full Review

Lisa Kennedy
September 18, 2009
Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post

Director Karyn Kusama finds resonant terror in details: the look Anita and Jennifer exchange before Jen's fateful ride, or a victim's last-minute ah-hah. Full Review

Cary Darling
September 18, 2009
Cary Darling, Dallas Morning News

It's a fun premise -- a twist on the usual girl-in-distress scenario of the standard-issue horror film -- enlivened by Codyspeak.

Christopher Orr
September 18, 2009
Christopher Orr, The New Republic

[T]here's something a bit sour about the whole enterprise, a lack of fun that becomes more evident as the injuries and indignities piled upon poor Needy accumulate, and gradually crowd out the film's ... Full Review

Michael Phillips
September 18, 2009
Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune

The tone wavers, the direction's slackly indecisive and visually drab, and in the middle of it is a thinly conceived antagonist played by Megan Fox. Honestly, she's a pretty bad actress. She doesn't s... Full Review

Ty Burr
September 18, 2009
Ty Burr, Boston Globe

Jennifer's Body falls into the dispiriting category of dumb movies made by smart people, in this case a glibly clever writer and a talented director who think a few wisecracks are enough to subvert th... Full Review

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    • Needy: Yeah, tonight's gonna be their last show.
    • Jennifer: We could play mommy, daddy.
    • Jennifer: I'm going to eat your soul and shit it out, Lesnicki.
    • Needy: I thought you only murder boys?
    • Jennifer: I go both ways.
    • Jennifer: I am scrumptious!
    • Jennifer: I need you hopeless.
    • Needy: Jennifer's evil.
    • Chip: I know.
    • Needy: No, I mean she's actually evil, not high school evil.

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