32 of #52FilmsByWomen: Jennifer’s Body

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Jennifer’s Body (2009, directed by Karyn Kusama, written by Diablo Cody)

[No 32 of 52 in #52FilmsByWomen]

Imagine an episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, but without Buffy, and that episode is expanded into a full-length feature film with a reasonable budget to match. That would be my description of Jennifer’s Body.

In small town called Devil’s Kettle, a demon has inhabited the body of a popular high school girl named Jennifer (Megan Fox). She starts murdering people and completely upending the life of her best friend Needy (Amanda Seyfried).

Putting aside, her association with Transformers and Michael Bay, Megan Fox’s performance was fantastic as Needy’s best friend who turned into a psychopathic demon. Her transformation into a villain is believably scary and convincing.

The writing and dialogue in this movie was sharp and snappy, as befitting the quality of Diablo Cody who wrote Juno (one of my favourite movies).

 

 

 

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