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Monday, November 30, 2009

[6.00/10] Jennifer's Body (2009)

Jennifer's Body (2009)

Short review: Other than Megan Fox, the other factor that was pushed really hard in the advertising campaign for "Jennifer's Body" was the fact that Diablo Cody, the screenwriter of "Juno," was attached to this film. The dialogue and humor of the film are both witty and laugh out loud funny at times. This film does not apologize for its odd premise nor does it try to compensate for it. "Jennifer's Body" plays it straight, recognizing the plot is entirely superficial. This premise doesn't hold the film back. The plot throws enough fun details in the mix that drive this film forward, making it a fantastic platform for the starts of the film, obviously the cast and Cody's writing. The characters themselves are funny to begin with. Megan Fox brings the classic evil beauty queen to life, and her acting is surprisingly good. Sure, in context of the film, the things she says and does may seem ridiculous, but she owns the role. Amanda Seyfried is equally good in the cliché good-girl role, and she's proved her talent before with her bubbly role in "Mean Girls"; she's cute and lovable and the audience is able to sympathize with her, and yet she can be a smart ass herself. "Jennifer's Body" ends up as being very entertaining and funny modern horror film that is a nice change of pace after so many remakes and rehashes.

  • My Rating: 6.00/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 45% (5.1/10)
  • IMDb: 5.5/10

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