Jennifer's Body: DVD Review
Released by Roadshow Entertainment
You would have thought that the combination of Megan Fox and a script from
Diablo Cody, the genius who wrote Juno would be a sure fire winner.
Jennifer's Body sees Megan Fox as Jennifer a high school girl who's BFFs with
Amanda Seyfried's Needy - they're yin and yang to each other. Needy's the dowdy
one and Jennifer's the one who garners all the high school lads' attention.
One day, attending a concert at a local tavern, the pair narrowly escape an
inferno which kills plenty of the local population.
But Jennifer returns from the night a different person - and with an
insatiable appetite for seducing and boys&.in more ways than one. Needy
gradually begins to realize that she needs to be stopped before it's too
Jennifer's Body is a strange film. It pitches somewhere between smart quippy
dialogue with Cody's trademark use of hipster slang and B grade horror. Plus the
camera lingers on every inch of Megan Fox's body - which will score points with
certain sectors of the core teen boy audience.
But it's a slightly off key mix - and the end result feels more like a B
grade horror which tries a little bit too often to be serious. It could have
been a slightly more vicious satire on the high school life but doesn't quite
add up. The frenemies plot works well and Amanda Seyfried and Megan Fox gel
together as BFFs.
Chalk this one up to a great idea and central premise which failed to live up
to its potential.
Extras: 2 versions of the film - the theatrical and extended
version sees an extra 5 minutes added in. Plus deleted scenes and a gag reel
round off the package.