Jennifer’s Body (2009)

jenniferStarring: Amanda Seyfried, Megan Fox, Johnny Simmons, Adam Brody, Kyle Gallner, Amy Sedaris, Cynthia Stevenson, Chris Pratt

Directed by: Karyn Kusama

R. 102 mins

Moments of competence only remind us that the filmmakers had no idea what they created. Writer Diablo Cody (Juno) and Karyn Kusama have built a monster: part Carrie, part Mean Girls, part Ginger SnapsJennifer’s Body is a hot mess. The strange tale involves geeky Needy (Amanda Seyfried) who, after attending a demonic rock concert, is forced to protect Devil’s Kettle from her recently-posessed cheerleader best friend, Jennifer (Megan Fox).Yes, there is clever dialogue and stylish visuals but unfortunately this attempt at “horror-feminism” misses the mark. The film is neither hilarious, nor horrifying but Seyfried and Fox bring some much needed steam to this trainwreck. Jennifer’s Body has a lot of ideas, but no clue what to do with them – * *

 

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