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MOVIE: Jennifer’s Body (2009)

February 11, 2010

Here’s another movie I thought for sure would be a total stinker.  I mean, first of all, Megan Fox doesn’t really inspire much in the way of brilliant-film confidence (my deepest apologies to fans of Transformers 2: Revenge of the Blah Blah Blah), and for another, the plot just sounded sort of annoying.  From what I’d read, it was going to be about a gorgeous, “over-sexed” (whatever that really means) teenage girl who is used in a virgin sacrifice, only it turns out she was not, in fact, a virgin (gasp!) and so instead of dying or whatever, she turns into an evil succubus, devouring all the men who are attracted to her in some sort of sex-object-payback revenge fantasy.

Tsk, what, THAT again?

And, yeah, as it turns out, that’s pretty much exactly what this movie is about, and it’s pretty much exactly as bad as that makes it sound.  But, believe it or not (and I suspect you will, knowing me as you do), I kind of enjoyed this one.  Though a lot of it made little sense, in part because it seemed like the screenwright (Diablo Cody of Juno fame) didn’t want to waste time making sense, it pretty much had me signed on the moment it turned out the devil worshippers of evil and doom were an indie rock band (headed by a guy named “Nikolas” — the Transylvanian spelling is your first clue he’s EVIL —  played by ex-Boyfriend of the Week Adam Brody and an entire line of Maybelline cosmetics).

Man, I KNEW indie rock bands were the devil’s work (The Decemberists and The Long Winters not included, naturally).

As I said, this film was written by Diablo Cody, and it suffers slightly from the same “I’m so hip! Look at how hip I am!” dialogue problems that Juno had (endearing and even authentically clever and hilarious at times, but a bit on the heavy, overdone side — does anybody REALLY talk like that?).  But its effects are delightfully gross and overall, I thought this was a darn decent horror-comedy.  Worth a rental for fans of either the genre or Megan Fox’s boobs.  Also, J. K. Simmons, I adore you.  Never go away.  Never.

[Netflix it | Buy it]

Genre:  Horror
Cast:  Megan Fox, Amanda Seyfried, Adam Brody, J. K. Simmons, Amy Sedaris

New Boyfriend is Up!

September 30, 2009

In French, they’d be Les Décembres.

I almost went with Spanish for that sentence (Los Diciembres), but no, no, I could see immediately that it had to be French.

Go read the write-up and then come back here to comment!