Jennifer’s Body (2009)

Jennifer’s Body
Director: Karyn Kusama
Writer: Diablo Cody
Cast: Amanda Seyfried, Megan Fox, Johnny Simmons, Adam Brody, J. K. Simmons, Amy Sedaris, Cynthia Stevenson, Chris Pratt

Jennifer (Megan Fox) and Needy (Amanda Seyfried) have been best friends since about forever, even though by now Jennifer is the school’s most popular girl and Needy is kind of a geek. But everything changes when the two of them head to a concert by the up and coming band Low Shoulder. The band plans to insure their success by sacrificing a virgin – a plan that horribly backfires when they mistakenly think that Jennifer was one. Suddenly Needy finds herself with a pretty evil best friend.

I was one of the few people who were not utterly enchanted by Juno and also Jennifer’s Body didn’t convince me of Diablo Cody’s writing in general. That being said I did like this movie much better than I thought I would. Especially every time it got out its sense of humor.

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How To Lose Friends & Alienate People (2008)

How To Lose Friends & Alienate People is the adaptation of Toby Young‘s memoir of the same title, directed by Robert B. Weide and starring Simon Pegg, Kirsten Dunst, Megan Fox, Jeff Bridges and Gillian Anderson.

Sidney Young (Simon Pegg), a moderately unsuccessful British celebrity journalist, gets a call from Sharps Magazine (thinly disguised Vanity Fair) one day to come to New York. Thinking he has arrived careerwise at last, he jumps on the plane, leaving everything behind only to discover that he has to work his way up from the bottom, while drooling over upcoming actress Sophie Maes (Megan Fox) and befriending co-worker Alison Olsen (Kirsten Dunst).

In this case I will go with Roger Ebert’s opinion on the movie:

How to Lose Friends & Alienate People” is possibly the best movie that could be made about Toby Young that isn’t rated NC-17.

Though I have to add that I don’t think the rating would have changed much.



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