History Film / JennifersBody

28th Aug '17 2:58:30 PM AdelePotter
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* FaceDeathWithDignity: [[spoiler:Chip. He impales Jennifer, which fails to kill her, but he still gets serious points for trying, and then, as he lies dying, he uses his last moments to try and comfort Needy, telling her that he loves her, and peacefully accepting that it's his time to go.]]
28th Aug '17 11:30:31 AM AdelePotter
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* IdealizedSex: Averted. Needy and Chip's first time having sex, while enjoyable (at first) and romantic, is appropriately awkward and lowkey, and it also gets cut short before anyone can really, erm, "finish" due to Needy becoming obviously distressed and scared, due to her having a vision of Jennifer killing Colin.
9th Aug '17 6:35:37 PM Luigifan
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* AdultFear: Imagine being in the shoes of Jennifer's mother. [[spoiler: You come into your daughter's bedroom, not suspecting a thing is wrong, only to find that she's been (or so it seems) murdered by her best friend.]]

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* AdultFear: Imagine being in the shoes of Jennifer's mother. [[spoiler: You [[spoiler:You come into your daughter's bedroom, not suspecting a thing is wrong, only to find that she's been (or so it seems) murdered by her best friend.]]



* AlphaBitch: Jennifer was like this even before she turned into a demon. Needy just seems to be somewhat safe from her more overt {{jerkass}} tendencies. Jennifer's AlphaBitch slowly begins rearing its head towards Needy when she notices how close friends Needy was with Colin and later how in love Needy and Chip were [[spoiler: and decides to eat first Colin and then later Chip just because she wanted to take what Needy had.]]

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* AlphaBitch: Jennifer was like this even before she turned into a demon. Needy just seems to be somewhat safe from her more overt {{jerkass}} tendencies. Jennifer's AlphaBitch nature slowly begins rearing its head towards Needy when she notices how close friends Needy was with Colin and later how in love Needy and Chip were [[spoiler: and were, [[spoiler:and decides to eat first Colin and then later Chip just because she wanted to take what Needy had.]]had]].



* BaitAndSwitchLesbians: The earliest trailers showed Jennifer and Needy in intimate situations and despite their making out in the movie, both of them have male love interests(if you can call Jennifer's victims love interests). However, there is enough LesYay in the movie for someone to reasonably assume that the two girls were at least bisexual. The argument could even be made for Jennifer being an outright lesbian, since all of her male interests were either the result of jockeying for social position, or trying to keep Needy for herself. In fact, after a scene of Needy gazing a little too blissfully at Jennifer another girl says to her point blank: "You are totally [=LesbiGay=]."

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* BaitAndSwitchLesbians: The earliest trailers showed Jennifer and Needy in intimate situations and despite their making out in the movie, both of them have male love interests(if interests (if you can call Jennifer's victims love interests). However, there is enough LesYay in the movie for someone to reasonably assume that the two girls were at least bisexual. The argument could even be made for Jennifer being an outright lesbian, since all of her male interests were either the result of jockeying for social position, or trying to keep Needy for herself. In fact, after a scene of Needy gazing a little too blissfully at Jennifer Jennifer, another girl says to her point blank: "You are totally [=LesbiGay=]."



* BlackComedy: Jennifer asking Needy for a tampon [[spoiler: to plug her gaping stomach wound]].
** Jonas' grief-stricken father loudly declaring that he's going to find his son's killer, [[GroinAttack chop off his balls and use them as a door knocker]].

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* BlackComedy: Jennifer asking Needy for a tampon [[spoiler: to [[spoiler:to plug her gaping stomach wound]].
** Jonas' grief-stricken father loudly declaring that [[PapaWolf he's going to find his son's killer, killer]], [[GroinAttack chop off his balls balls, and use them as a door knocker]].



** Jennifer's reaction [[spoiler: when Needy stabs her through the heart]]? "[[MajorInjuryUnderreaction My tit]]!"

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** Jennifer's reaction [[spoiler: when [[spoiler:when Needy stabs her through the heart]]? "[[MajorInjuryUnderreaction My tit]]!"tit!]]" Talk about SkewedPriorities...



* BreakTheCutie: Poor, poor Needy. She starts out as a cheerful if [[ExtremeDoormat easily pushed around]] young girl with a caring boyfriend, but after everything she goes through she becomes angry, violent, unstable [[spoiler:and vengeful]].

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* BreakTheCutie: Poor, poor Needy. She starts out as a cheerful if (if [[ExtremeDoormat easily pushed around]] around]]) young girl with a caring boyfriend, but after [[TraumaCongaLine everything she goes through through]], she becomes angry, violent, unstable unstable, [[spoiler:and vengeful]].



* DownerEnding: Some of the main cast are killed [[spoiler:(Jennifer and Chip)]], and Needy gets put in an insane asylum. [[BittersweetEnding On the plus side]], KarmaHoudini was averted since [[spoiler:Needy gained some of Jennifer's powers (super strength and levitation, at the least) and proceeded to escape and murder all of Low Shoulder.]]
* DramaticNecklaceRemoval: [[spoiler: Needy does this to Jennifer.]]

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* DownerEnding: Some of the main cast are killed [[spoiler:(Jennifer and Chip)]], and Needy gets put in an insane asylum. [[BittersweetEnding On the plus side]], KarmaHoudini was averted since [[spoiler:Needy gained some of Jennifer's powers (super strength and levitation, at the least) and proceeded to escape and murder all of Low Shoulder.]]
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* DramaticNecklaceRemoval: [[spoiler: Needy [[spoiler:Needy does this to Jennifer.]]



* EveryoneHasStandards: Dirk from Low Shoulder is against the idea of sacrificing Jennifer to Satan. Nikolai from the band then asks him if he wants to work the rest of his life in a coffee shop and be a big loser or "to be rich and awesome like that guy from Maroon 5". [[SubvertedTrope Dirk chooses the latter option]]. He's still not exactly happy with it, though, and can be seen looking away as Nikolai stabs Jennifer.

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* EveryoneHasStandards: Dirk from Low Shoulder is against the idea of sacrificing Jennifer to Satan. Nikolai from the band then asks him if he wants to work the rest of his life in a coffee shop and be a big loser or "to be rich and awesome like that guy from Maroon 5". [[SubvertedTrope Dirk chooses the latter option]]. option.]] He's still not exactly happy with it, though, and can be seen looking away as Nikolai stabs Jennifer.



-->'''Jennifer:''' "You know when you kiss a boy for the first time and it feels like your entire body is on vibrate."

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-->'''Jennifer:''' "You know when you kiss a boy for the first time and it feels like your entire body is on vibrate."vibrate?"



* FauxAffablyEvil: Low Shoulder might be considered this, especially the lead singer Nikolai. He chats to Jennifer in an almost friendly manner and jokes around as [[spoiler: he's preparing to sacrifice her to Satan.]]

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* FauxAffablyEvil: Low Shoulder might be considered this, especially the lead singer Nikolai. He chats to Jennifer in an almost friendly manner and jokes around as [[spoiler: he's [[spoiler:he's preparing to sacrifice her to Satan.]]Satan]].



* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: [[spoiler: When Needy confronts Jennifer at the end, she's armed with a sharp utility knife. A knife for, in Needy's words, "cutting boxes". "Box" is also a euphemism for "vagina" - as is another [[CountryMatters certain insult]]. [[DontExplainTheJoke Needy is basically calling Jennifer a cunt]].]]

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: [[spoiler: When [[spoiler:When Needy confronts Jennifer at the end, she's armed with a sharp utility knife. A knife for, in Needy's words, "cutting boxes". "Box" is also a euphemism for "vagina" - -- as is another [[CountryMatters certain insult]]. [[DontExplainTheJoke Needy is basically calling Jennifer a cunt]].]]



* AGodAmI: After realizing her newfound healing ability, Jennifer burns her tongue with a lighter then loudly declares "I am a god."

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* AGodAmI: After realizing her newfound healing ability, Jennifer burns her tongue with a lighter lighter, then loudly declares "I am a god."



* GoneHorriblyRight: Low Shoulder's "virgin" sacrifice. It got them fame and fortune (and drugs and hos) but it ''also'' brought back a man eating demon.

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* GoneHorriblyRight: Low Shoulder's "virgin" sacrifice. It got them fame and fortune (and drugs and hos) hos), but it ''also'' brought back a man eating man-eating demon.



* HealingFactor: Jennifer gains healing powers upon her possession. The healing is faster after she's recently fed - when she's weaker, the healing is slower.

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* HealingFactor: Jennifer gains healing powers upon her possession. The healing is faster after she's recently fed - -- when she's weaker, the healing is slower.



* HornyDevils: Jennifer - a type of succubus, to be exact.

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* HornyDevils: Jennifer - -- a type of succubus, to be exact.



* ImpactSilhouette: [[spoiler: When Needy escapes the psychiatric institution at the end, she walks straight through the wire fence, leaving a large hole in her wake.]]

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* ImpactSilhouette: [[spoiler: When [[spoiler:When Needy escapes the psychiatric institution at the end, she walks straight through the wire fence, leaving a large hole in her wake.]]



* ImperfectRitual: Another "sacrifice is not a virgin" example: the rockers sacrifice Jennifer thinking she's a virgin, but since she's not, a succubus takes over her body.

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* ImperfectRitual: Another "sacrifice "[[HumanSacrifice sacrifice]] is not [[VirginSacrifice a virgin" virgin]]" example: the rockers sacrifice Jennifer thinking she's a virgin, but since she's not, a succubus takes over her body.



* OddFriendship: Jennifer and Needy. They have nothing in common but have been best friends since they were very small. Unfortunately, Jennifer is a pretty toxic friend even before she gets possessed.

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* OddFriendship: Jennifer and Needy. They have nothing in common common, but have been best friends since they were very small. Unfortunately, Jennifer is a pretty toxic friend even before she gets possessed.



* PragmaticVillainy: At first, Jennifer only feeds when she absolutely ''has'' to, going at least a month inbetween killing [[spoiler:Jonas]] and [[spoiler:Colin]]. However, she [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope eventually]] starts killing simply for the hell of it...

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* PragmaticVillainy: At first, Jennifer only feeds when she absolutely ''has'' to, going at least a month inbetween in-between killing [[spoiler:Jonas]] and [[spoiler:Colin]]. However, she [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope eventually]] starts killing simply for the hell of it...



* RealityEnsues: [[spoiler: Of course you'd end up arrested and placed in an institution for the criminally insane if you murdered your best friend and claimed that she was possessed by a demon.]] [[CassandraTruth Poor Needy]].

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* RealityEnsues: [[spoiler: Of [[spoiler:Of course you'd end up arrested and placed in an institution for the criminally insane if you murdered your best friend and claimed that she was possessed by a demon.]] [[CassandraTruth Poor Needy]].



* ShadowDiscretionShot: When Jennifer [[spoiler: kills Colin]].

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* ShadowDiscretionShot: When Jennifer [[spoiler: kills [[spoiler:kills Colin]].



* SickeningCrunch: Heard when Jennifer brutally snaps [[spoiler: Colin's]] arm before she kills him.

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* SickeningCrunch: Heard when Jennifer brutally snaps [[spoiler: Colin's]] [[spoiler:Colin's]] arm before she kills him.



---> '''Jennifer''': He listens to maggot rock. He wears nail polish. My dick is bigger than his.#

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---> '''Jennifer''': He listens to maggot rock. He wears nail polish. My dick is bigger than his.#



* ThousandYardStare: After [[spoiler: Chip dies in her arms]], [[HeroicBSOD Needy returns home, lies on her bed, and just stares into space]]. She later has another, smaller one after [[spoiler: she kills Jennifer and the latter's mother walks in]].

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* ThousandYardStare: After [[spoiler: Chip [[spoiler:Chip dies in her arms]], [[HeroicBSOD Needy returns home, lies on her bed, and just stares into space]]. She later has another, smaller one after [[spoiler: she [[spoiler:she kills Jennifer and the latter's mother walks in]].



* UnreliableNarrator: One possible interpretation. The story is told as a flashback by Anita, who is a patient in a mental hospital. The story in the flashback appears to contain multiple supernatural aspects, notably that Anita's friend Jennifer has magic powers. At the end of the film, [[spoiler: Anita appears to use the magic powers that had supposedly been Jennifer's to break out of the asylum.]] Was all of it real? All the delusions of a lunatic? Not precisely real, but the truth as seen ThroughTheEyesOfMadness?

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* UnreliableNarrator: One possible interpretation. The story is told as a flashback by Anita, who is a patient in a mental hospital. The story in the flashback appears to contain multiple supernatural aspects, notably that Anita's friend Jennifer has magic powers. At the end of the film, [[spoiler: Anita [[spoiler:Anita appears to use the magic powers that had supposedly been Jennifer's to break out of the asylum.]] asylum]]. Was all of it real? All the delusions of a lunatic? Not precisely real, but the truth as seen ThroughTheEyesOfMadness?



* VomitIndiscretionShot: Whenever [[spoiler:Jennifer vomits up that [[{{Squick}} demonic, spiny black sludge]].]]

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* VomitIndiscretionShot: Whenever [[spoiler:Jennifer vomits up that [[{{Squick}} demonic, spiny black sludge]].]]sludge]]]].
16th Jun '17 6:33:04 PM varkarrus
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** The PMS thing is true though, and hardly a "straw feminist" viewpoint.
31st Jan '17 9:44:40 AM Morgenthaler
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* FanDisservice: Yes, it is MeganFox, but it is somewhat difficult to find Jennifer sexy when she's covered in blood, has a mouthful of sharp piranha teeth, and is acting creepy as hell. Not to mention the way her [[FacialHorror cheeks split open]] when she feeds.

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* FanDisservice: Yes, it is MeganFox, Creator/MeganFox, but it is somewhat difficult to find Jennifer sexy when she's covered in blood, has a mouthful of sharp piranha teeth, and is acting creepy as hell. Not to mention the way her [[FacialHorror cheeks split open]] when she feeds.
3rd Jan '17 5:08:28 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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* EveryoneHasStandards: Dirk from Low Shoulder is against the idea of sacrificing Jennifer to Satan. Nikolai from the band then asks him if he wants to work the rest of his life in a coffee shop and be a big loser or " to be rich and awesome like that guy from Maroon 5". [[SubvertedTrope Dirk chooses the latter option]]. He's still not exactly happy with it, though, and can be seen looking away as Nikolai stabs Jennifer.

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* EveryoneHasStandards: Dirk from Low Shoulder is against the idea of sacrificing Jennifer to Satan. Nikolai from the band then asks him if he wants to work the rest of his life in a coffee shop and be a big loser or " to "to be rich and awesome like that guy from Maroon 5". [[SubvertedTrope Dirk chooses the latter option]]. He's still not exactly happy with it, though, and can be seen looking away as Nikolai stabs Jennifer.
3rd Dec '16 9:00:11 AM triton
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''Jennifer's Body'' is an 2009 [[SlidingScaleOfComedyAndHorror Comedy Horror]] film directed by Karyn Kusama and written by Creator/DiabloCody (the writer of ''Film/{{Juno}}''), and starring Creator/MeganFox and Creator/AmandaSeyfried. Jennifer is a high school cheerleader who goes to a rock concert, where the band tries to sacrifice her to {{Satan}} in order to get a record deal. It works, but [[CameBackWrong Jennifer gets possessed by a demon in the process, causing her to start seducing, killing, and eating the boys in her school]]. Upon finding out, Needy, Jennifer's "plain jane" best friend since childhood, sets out to stop her from wiping out the student body.

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''Jennifer's Body'' is an 2009 [[SlidingScaleOfComedyAndHorror Comedy Horror]] film directed by Karyn Kusama and written by Creator/DiabloCody (the writer of ''Film/{{Juno}}''), and starring Creator/MeganFox and Creator/AmandaSeyfried. Jennifer is a high school cheerleader who goes to a rock concert, where the band tries to sacrifice her to {{Satan}} in order to get a record deal. It works, but [[CameBackWrong Jennifer gets possessed by a demon in the process, causing her to start start]] [[LiteralManEater seducing, killing, and eating the boys in her school]]. Upon finding out, Needy, Jennifer's "plain jane" best friend since childhood, sets out to stop her from wiping out the student body.



* AmbiguouslyGay: You could easily make a case for Jennifer being a lesbian -- she seems way more interested in Needy than she does in any guy, even kissing her at one point, and her rendezvouses with men seem shallow at best, maybe even just ploys for her social position. (Or for food.) This is a heavy contrast to her very passionate, very emotional friendship with Needy.


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* ConsumingPassion: The whole movie runs on this. There are sexual undertones to Jennifer [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything eating boys.]] And Jennifer's answer to Needy's question is often a statement used when saying someone is bisexual.
-->Needy: "I thought you only killed boys."
-->Jennifer: "I go both ways."


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* LiteralManeater: Jennifer. She seduces boys before eating them alive.
31st Oct '16 7:57:07 AM TheAimz
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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: [[spoiler: When Needy confronts Jennifer at the end, she's armed with a sharp utility knife. A knife for, in Needy's words, "cutting boxes". "Box" is also a euphemism for "vagina" - as is another [[CountryMatters certain insult]]. [[DontExplainTheJoke Needy is basically calling Jennifer a cunt]].]]
31st Oct '16 7:49:28 AM TheAimz
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* JabbaTableManners: Jennifer, when she tries to eat the chicken from Needy's fridge.


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* TooHungryToBePolite: Jennifer, when she tries to eat the chicken from Needy's fridge.
2nd Oct '16 8:26:51 AM JamesAustin
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-->'''Anita "Needy" Lesnicki:''' You're killing people!\\
'''Jennifer Check:''' No, I'm killing ''boys''.




'''''Jennifer's Body''''' is an 2009 [[SlidingScaleOfComedyAndHorror Comedy Horror]] film directed by Karyn Kusama and written by Creator/DiabloCody (the writer of ''Film/{{Juno}}''), and starring Creator/MeganFox and Creator/AmandaSeyfried. Jennifer is a high school cheerleader who goes to a rock concert, where the band tries to sacrifice her to {{Satan}} in order to get a record deal. It works, but [[CameBackWrong Jennifer gets possessed by a demon in the process, causing her to start seducing, killing, and eating the boys in her school]]. Upon finding out, Needy, Jennifer's "plain jane" best friend since childhood, sets out to stop her from wiping out the student body.

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\n'''''Jennifer's Body''''' ->'''Anita "Needy" Lesnicki:''' You're killing people!\\
'''Jennifer Check:''' No, I'm killing ''boys''.

''Jennifer's Body''
is an 2009 [[SlidingScaleOfComedyAndHorror Comedy Horror]] film directed by Karyn Kusama and written by Creator/DiabloCody (the writer of ''Film/{{Juno}}''), and starring Creator/MeganFox and Creator/AmandaSeyfried. Jennifer is a high school cheerleader who goes to a rock concert, where the band tries to sacrifice her to {{Satan}} in order to get a record deal. It works, but [[CameBackWrong Jennifer gets possessed by a demon in the process, causing her to start seducing, killing, and eating the boys in her school]]. Upon finding out, Needy, Jennifer's "plain jane" best friend since childhood, sets out to stop her from wiping out the student body.



* BiggerBad: Jennifer may be the main antagonist, but it was the actions of Low Shoulder that turned her into a monster.



* GreaterScopeVillain: None other than {{Satan}}.

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* GreaterScopeVillain: None Jennifer may be the main antagonist, but it was the actions of Low Shoulder in favor of none other than {{Satan}}.{{Satan}} that turned her into a monster.
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