Demotivational Poster of the Day

Demotivational Poster of the Day

Monday, March 29, 2010

Jennifer's Body (2009)

The violent inmate Needy tells why she is interned in a mental institution. In Devil's Kettle, Needy is a shy teenage student that idolizes her friend Jennifer, who is very arrogant. They decide to go the concert of the rock 'n' roll band Low Shoulder in the greasy spoon bar Melody Lane and the band leader overhears that Jennifer is virgin. When the place is set on fire, Jennifer is abducted by the band in their van. Later she appears at Needy's home covered in blood, throwing up a dark liquid and with a weird behavior. On the next days, many male classmates are found murdered with eaten parts of their bodies. Needy discovers that Jennifer was sacrificed by the Low Shoulder members in a black magic ritual, but something went wrong because Jennifer was not virgin and she transformed in a flesh-eater succubus. Needy tells her boyfriend Chip to stay away from Jennifer, but he does not believe on his words.


Most people going to see this movie are probably pulled in because of Megan Fox... often when that is the case the movie isn't worth it. This time it is. Not because Fox puts in a stellar performance (she's fine here, btw), but because of Diablo Cody's writing. Another way to put this is if you liked Juno, you should watch Jennifer's Body. The dialog is that same non-existent but still humorous adolescent speak that would sound ridiculous to hear in real life, but on the big screen it'll make you chuckle. And this movie does just that... you'll laugh. There are plenty of jokes and only a few "horror" moments, which really aren't attempting to be scary, but more gory instead. If you like anyone in this film, or Diablo Cody's style I recommend this one.


****/*****


4/5 Stars

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