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Jennifer's Body

comedy, horror


Sexy temptress Megan Fox is hotter than hell as Jennifer, a gorgeous, seductive cheerleader who takes evil to a whole new level after she's possessed by a sinister demon.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    42%
  • Audience Score
    34%

common sense

PAUSE for kids age 16
Consumerism
2 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
3 out of 5
Language
5 out of 5
Positive messages
0 out of 5
Positive role models
0 out of 5
Sex
4 out of 5
Violence
4 out of 5

Glossy teen horror-comedy is full of gore and sex.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that while teens will be clamoring to see this darkly funny horror movie -- which stars Transformers' Megan Fox and was written by Juno's Diablo Cody -- it's full of gory demonic violence, sex (including partial nudity, same-sex kissing, and a pervasive tone of sex as a game, a competition, and even a prelude to murder), constant strong language (from "f--k" to "s--t" and more), teen drinking, and more. Teens who watch expecting an offbeat screwball comedy like Juno will be in for a huge shock. Parents also need to know that this review is for the rated version of the film.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about the film's mingling of sex and violence/death -- why do so many horror films make this link? Does the film use Fox's pin-up girl image for dramatic effect?
  • What is the movie saying about sexual competetiveness between girls? Why do these issues get fought out in this way? What motivates girls to fight, and fight the way they do, in close friendships?
  • Why do you think so many horror films take place in or around high school? What does that say about being a teenager?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

  • Tomatometer®

    42%
    reviews counted: 28
    see all Jennifer's Body reviews
  • Audience

    34%

Top Critic Reviews

Fresh: Takes up a common theme of slasher films - that queasy, panicky fascination with female sexuality that we all know - and turns it inside out.

- A.O. Scott, New York Times, Friday, September 18, 2009

Rotten: 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, Friday, September 18, 2009

Fresh: As a horror movie, Jennifer's Body doesn't fully deliver. But as a comic allegory of what it's like to be an adolescent girl who comes into sexual and social power that she doesn't know what the heck to do with, it is a minor classic.

- Carrie Rickey, Philadelphia Inquirer, Friday, September 18, 2009

Audience Reviews

3 stars

Cast: Megan Fox, Amanda Seyfried, Johnny Simmons, Adam Brody, J.K. Simmons, Amy Sedaris, Chris Pratt, Allison Janney, Kyle Gallner, Josh Emerson Director: Karyn Kusama Summary: After a supernatural romp with a satanic emo band, hot cheerleader Jennifer (Megan Fox) is transformed into a demon with an insatiable appetite for high school boys. Now, it's up to Jennifer's BFF, Needy (Amanda Seyfried), to protect the guys from the bloodthirsty man-eater. My Thoughts: "Just as I thought, cheesy. The movie in a whole is a bit ridiculous, and the script doesn't help it. But I think that's what the writer's intent was. The acting is solid in this. Although I didn't think Adam Brody was the right fit. He just felt out of place in this film for me. Although I thought Megan Fox and Amanda Seyfried made a great duo and were believable as friends. Megan played crazy well. I thought they were both great in this. It wasn't scary, but it was a bit funny. A few good one-liners here and there, but that's about it. Overall it just ended up being a silly, bloody, wanna be horror film. Not at all good, but not bad either."

- LWOODS04, Thursday, October 21, 2010

1 star

Truly disappointing... I even didn't believe that the story was wrote by Diablo Cody, Oscar winner for her debut scriptwriter in 'Juno'... Not just the story feels weird, but the directing style from Karyn Kusama was really bad... Even they have the name from two famous young actress, Megan Fox and Amanda Seyfried, this movie still sucks like a slasher B-class movie... Overall, this movie is truly disappointing, not only the story which is totally absurd, but the directing style and even the act from the cast couldn't help it all... Still, I can't believe that this movie was written by Diablo Cody...

- ajaymuthecooldevils, Thursday, October 21, 2010

0 star

Awful. Megan Fox may look nice, but her acting skills could use some work. Amanda Seyfried is this movie's only saving grace.

- gatorgirl13, Saturday, September 11, 2010