Jennifer's Body
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Demon possession, devilish cheerleaders, and Satanic rock stars are all on the chopping block with this horror comedy from the production team behind Juno. Screenwriter Diablo Cody provides the script, with producing duties handled by Jason Reitman and Dan Dubiecki. The story centers on an impish high-school student (Amanda Seyfried) who has to protect her town against her best friend, Jennifer (Megan Fox), who after being bedeviled by an evil rock band, develops a taste for human flesh. Girlfight's Karyn Kusama directs the Fox Atomic production. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 42%

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"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."
‑ Nigel Floyd, Time Out
"Apparently, there's nothing like lean and hungry times to awaken the undead."
‑ Rick Groen, Globe and Mail
"Think Mean Girls making out with Teen Wolf on the set of The Faculty. Or something."
‑ Ali Gray, TheShiznit.co.uk
"With women calling the shots on this production, I'm sure we're supposed to think this is empowerment, but I'm not sure this is what feminism is really about."
‑ Cris Kennedy, Screenwize
"Jennifer's Body's parts aren't working, so in its bid to become a clever cult movie, it ends up looking like it's trying too hard."
‑ Jeffrey Chen, Window to the Movies
"The flashes of competence just emphasize the extent to which the film has no idea what it's doing."
‑ Noah Berlatsky, Chicago Reader
"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."
‑ Adam Graham, Detroit News
"In trying to create a modern horror take on Mean Girls (2004), in which the protagonists redefine their rivalries through physical instead of verbal viciousness, she has merely delivered an updated, dumbed-down rehash of Carrie (1976)."
‑ Simon Foster, sbs.com.au
"Has substantial bite."
‑ Nick Schager, Lessons of Darkness
"Just when we think we 'get' where Cody and Kusama are taking us, they thwart expectations and cinematic standards%u2026but not always in a good way."
‑ Bill Gibron, PopMatters
"[Cody's] glib teen-hip dialogue mostly feels like self-conscious splatter over a sorely lackluster scare flick."
‑ Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times
"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."
‑ Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post
"Much to the chagrin of the randy male teens that Jennifer's Body is meant to lure into theatres, they're offered nary a glimpse of Ms. Fox's naked glories."
‑ Steve Newton, Georgia Straight
"Kusama and Cody don't fully succeed in making Jennifer's Body as clever as intended, but...they unleash some potent ideas and subvert the genre"
‑ Mark Pfeiffer, Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
"Jennifer's Body is full of ideas, but it doesn't have much in the way of tonal control."
‑ Bryant Frazer, Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus
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