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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

2 stars

mixed bad of nuts with this one! can't make up what it onces to be either a horror movie,comedy or teen movie? well it never worked for me and a miss oppertunity.Nice performance form megan fox and shows she can do more that fight tranformers....

- briandeguelle, Monday, July 30, 2012

2 stars

Jennifer's Body has its occasional moments when it's actually kind of clever. But it has a thin story and frankly, it just isn't scary or funny enough. Megan Fox is quite simply the eye candy. But this is probably her best on screen performance. Unfortunatly, her character is very dislikable. Amanda Seyfried is the only shining light in this dull flick (dull in the worst possible sense). But the team behind the camera are those to blame. Their biggest mistake was deliberately trying to make a cult film for groups of vampire girls and emo's. Cult films like that dont try to become popular in a selected audience's eyes. They try a broad target, fail and then if lucky enough they become cult movies. For example, The Nightmare Before Christmas.

- aquateen2, Thursday, December 29, 2011

1 star

In Jennifer's body Karyn Kusama relays heavily on cheap titillation in the absence of decent story or performances. Her past career as a music video director is obvious as the film plays like a sting of music videos played back to back with nothing but 3 characters connected them. The film is full of puzzling but ultimately pointless scenes that create a sense of suspense right up until the end of the film when none are explained, the sub-plots are dropped and you realise that the film is ultimately a fraud. If you like looking at Megan Fox as much as Karyn Kusama does then I dare say you'll like it but for everyone else you're out of luck I'm afraid. It's also worth mentioning that this film contains the worst dialogue I've heard in a film for quite some time.

- SirPant, Monday, January 21, 2013