“Jennifer’s Body” DVD Review

Gilmore Girls’ Adam Brody (Dave Rygalski) starred in the 2009 horror flick Jennifer’s Body,DVDWidescreenTemplate which came out on DVD and Blu-Ray on December 29th, 2009. I watched an unusual number of horror flicks in 2009 with this being among my favorites. Sure, some of the graphics were silly for the horror bits, but the acting was decent and so was the storyline. I’m sure we have writer Diablo Cody to thank for that. They call this film a “black comedy”, which seems fitting.

The film centers around Jennifer (Megan Fox) a very sexy high school-er who has everything going for her. She’s best friends with Anita (Amanda Seyfried), an unlikely friend, being a bit of the nerdy sort. The plot of the film centers around what happens when Jennifer drags Anita out to hear this hot new band, Low Shoulder. Turns out, Low Shoulder – a demonic indie rock band – have high aspirations. And they don’t pan to make it big the long way. Instead, they plan to sacrifice a virgin to a demon in order to succeed. Well, they chose non-virgin Jennifer as their sacrifice. While it worked for them, it turns Jennifer into a man-eating demon… sometimes. And Anita’s the only one who has it figured out. The movie is pretty twisted, but in a good way. Love the Anita – Jennifer dynamic!! The best character, for me, was Anita – both as her good girl self as well as the crazy self – who we are introduced to first.

Adam Brody is the lead singer, Nikolai, in the Low Shoulder band. He’s Mr. Evil here, a guy willing to do anything to become famous. Ironically, Gilmore Girls star Chad Michael Murray was also considered for the part.

The DVD and Blu-ray contain audio commentary with director Karyn Kusama and Diablo Cody, an extended cut, deleted scenes as well as some fun features on the Blu-ray such as video diaries and a gag reel – love those!

Images: © Twentieth Century Fox.

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      I love love love this movie!

      I think my favorite genre is satire/black comedy. There’s this great quality about them where they have an awesome storyline but don’t always take themselves too seriously.

      And Jennifer’s Body fits right in that category and brings a lesbian storyline into the mainstream, so hopefully it helps pave the way to more quality lgbt movies actually showing in more theatres instead of select cities/direct to dvd releases…

      I would comment further on the movie but what more can I say without giving anything away? Arianna summed it up very well.

      And interesting that Chad was considered… a movie fact I would typically know yet had no idea this time… very cool. I could see it…