Friday, October 30, 2009

Jennifer's Body (Rhoades)

“Jennifer’s Body” Is Hot as Hell
Reviewed by Shirrel Rhoades

Diablo Cody used to be an ecdysiast. Of course, her stripping occurred before she won an Oscar for her “Juno” screenplay. So when her second script is titled “Jennifer’s Body,” I get excited.
Okay, I know I’m not going to see Diable taking it off, taking it all off. But when I hear that hot-chick Megan Fox is the star of “Jennifer’s Body,” I get excited all over again.

Boy oh boy, “Jennifer’s Body” is playing at the Tropic Cinema.

Now for the cold shower: We don’t see all that much of Jennifer’s body.

This is actually a rather clever horror film. You see, Jennifer (as played by Fox) is a cheerleader who is possessed by a demon resulting from a Satanic ritual performed by a rock band in search of a record deal. The upshot is that demon-infested Jennifer starts offing high school boys. First seducing them, then sucking them up like a Succubus.

Her nerdy girlfriend known as Needy (Amanda Seyfried of “Mamma Mia!” fame) is determined to stop Jennifer from killing all her classmates. Else there won’t be enough guys left for a graduation photo.

“I thought you only murdered boys,” stutters Needy when threatened by Jennifer.
“I go both way,” she purrs.

Okay, it’s a bit tongue in cheek. But Diablo Cody writes comedy. The horror part is just a setting for showing off her sense of humor … rather than skin.
[from Solares Hill]

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