Jennifer's Body

Jennifer's Body is a 2009 American comedy horror film written by Diablo Cody and directed by Karyn Kusama. The film stars Megan Fox, Amanda Seyfried, Johnny Simmons, and Adam Brody. Fox portrays a demonically possessed high school girl who kills her male classmates, with her best friend striving to stop her. The film premiered at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival[3] and was released in the United States and Canada on September 18, 2009.[4] As a tie-in to the film, Boom! Studios produced a Jennifer's Body graphic novel, released in August 2009.

Jennifer's Body
Theatrical release poster
Directed byKaryn Kusama
Written byDiablo Cody
Produced by
CinematographyM. David Mullen
Edited byPlummy Tucker
Music by
Distributed by20th Century Fox
Release dates
  • September 10, 2009 (2009-09-10) (TIFF)
  • September 18, 2009 (2009-09-18) (United States)
Running time
102 minutes[1]
CountryUnited States
Budget$16 million[2]
Box office$31.6 million[2]

Working with Cody again following their collaborative efforts on the film Juno, Jason Reitman stated he and his producers "want to make unusual films".[5] Cody said she wanted the film to speak to female empowerment and explore the complex relationships between best friends.[6]

The film had a lackluster performance at the North American box office, making $2.8 million its opening day and $6.8 million its opening weekend,[2][7] and received mixed reviews from critics, with its dialogue, emotional resonance and performances being praised, while the narrative and uneven tone were targets for criticism.[8][9][10][11] In the wake of the Me Too movement, the film has been appreciated as a feminist horror film and as a cult film.[12]

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