Jennifer’s Body Blu-ray review

JennifersBodySquareA high school horror flick from the Oscar-winning writer of Juno, starring the hottest (or hyped-est) so-called star in the universe (Megan Fox), and the girl-next-door from Mamma Mia! (Amanda Seyfried)? You have to admit, it looked good on paper. Sadly, it looked terrible in cinemas, and continues to suck ass in its extended DVD and Blu-ray afterlife. It’s an everyday story of girl eats boy as Seyfried suspects that her BFF, high school hottie Jennifer (Fox), is “evil, not just high school evil, actually evil.” Cody shoots for a horror twist on Heathers, but director Karyn Kusama (Girlfight) seems unsure whether to play it for laughs or shocks, and ends up getting neither. Like Juno, the dialogue is overwritten and peppered with pseudo-cool, wannabe-catchphrases, but an unironic line about Phil Collins being “seminal” is just… wrong. Jennifer’s Body? Jennifer’s shoddy more like.

EXTRAS: Judging by Cody’s post-flop comments in her column for Entertainment Weekly, her commentary would have been a lot of fun. Instead, we get 13 minutes of deleted scenes (five of which are already included in the extended cut), a digital copy, plus a Blu-ray exclusive gag reel only the crew would find amusing.


About David Hughes: Published Work

Empire and Time Out film critic, screenwriter of award-winning drama "Where the Road Runs Out", and MD of movie marketing agency Synchronicity, and author of books about Kubrick, Lynch and films that were never made.

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