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Jennifer's Body | 2009 | R | - 7.9.7

A young woman (Megan Fox) makes the fateful choice to join the members of a rock band for a ride in their van, and when young men in her small town begin dying in gruesome ways, her best friend (Amanda Seyfried) suspects that she might have something to do with it. Also with Johnny Simmons, J. K. Simmons, Amy Sedaris, Adam Brody, Sal Cortez, Juan Riedinger, Chris Pratt, Juno Ruddell and Kyle Gallner. Directed by Karyn Kusama. [1:42]

SEX/NUDITY 7 - A young man and a young woman kiss while sitting on a bed, she removes her sweater, he removes his shirt (he's bare-chested), she removes her tank top revealing her bra, they continue to kiss, he caresses her bra-covered breast, lie back and are shown opening and applying a condom under the sheets (we hear rubber slapping); he thrusts on top of her, she moans and he thinks it's with pleasure (please see the Violence/Gore category for more details).
 A young woman kisses a young man, removes her sweater (she's wearing a tank top), she unfastens his pants and they fall to the floor; she makes a remark about his endowment and about how he arouses her (please see the Violence/Gore category for more details).
 A young woman puts a young woman's hand on her exposed cleavage and tells him to feel her broken heart, she then takes him by the hand into the woods where they kiss passionately, and she removes her top (we see bare shoulders, cleavage and bare abdomen, and her hair covers her bare breasts later); she proceeds to tear his shirt off (we see his upper chest) and unzips his pants, and the young man becomes nervous when he sees many small forest creatures surrounding them (please see the Violence/Gore category for more details).
 Two young women kiss passionately and in close-up, one caresses the other's face, they lie back on a bed, one on top of the other, and one caresses the bare lower back of the other while they continue to kiss; they then stop kissing and talk. A young woman caresses another young woman's clothed breasts after slamming her against a wall. A young woman grabs another young woman's clothed breasts and says, "These are smart bombs."
 A young woman kisses a young man, they sit on the ground in the park and kiss, she takes him to an abandoned swimming pool where they kiss again and he stops (please see the Violence/Gore category for more details). A young man and a young woman kiss on a bed and he reaches for his belt (they are interrupted).
 A young woman swims in the nude and we can see the silhouette of her body through the water (her bare back, buttocks and legs). A young woman changes her clothes and we see her wearing a sports bra (her bare shoulders and back are visible). A young woman wears short tops that reveal cleavage, and her bare abdomen and lower back in several scenes. A bare-chested young man sleeps. A young man flexes in front of a mirror (we see his bare chest and back); he's wearing boxer shorts. Young women wear low-cut evening gowns at a dance.
 A young man and a young woman kiss and arrange a date, and the he tells her that he picked up a new supply of condoms. Young men dance together and a few are shown kissing. A young man and a young woman kiss.
 A young woman grabs a young man's crotch and he says "not here." A young woman screams when she gets in bed and another young woman is in the bed (we see her in a T-shirt and panties). A man autographs a young woman's cleavage.
 During sex a young man asks a young woman if he is too big when she begins to cry. A young woman talks about pain after anal sex. A young woman says, "I'm not even a back door virgin anymore." A young woman says, "I thought you only ate boys" and the other young woman says, "I go both ways." A young woman tells a young man that his girlfriend was having sex with another young man. A young woman tells another young woman that she and her best friend must be gay because of the way they behave toward each other. A young woman flirts with a man and offers to buy him a drink. A young man watches a young woman dress and says, "I can see your front butt" and "I can see your womb" referring to how low-cut her pants are. A young woman describes kissing a boy for the first time and that it's like your whole body is on vibrate. A young woman tells another young woman that a man "wants me." A young woman circles a picture of a young man and writes "yum" on it. Several men talk about a young woman and whether or not she is a virgin. A young woman asks another young woman what her boyfriend's pubic region is like. A young woman asks another young woman if she is PMSing. A young woman says that her genitals are bigger than a young man's. A young woman talks about a movie where there is a half-woman/half-fish and she suspects that she has sex through her blowhole.


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VIOLENCE/GORE 9 - A young woman's eyes change shape and color, she twists a young man's arm (we hear bones cracking and he yells), she throws him onto the floor, straddles him and we see the silhouette of her face stretching unnaturally and biting his body repeatedly (blood and strings of flesh stretch and splatter against a tarp, the young man screams and thrashes and we see him dead and blood-soaked later as the young woman drinks from his blood.
 A young woman throws a young man in a half-filled swimming pool, they struggle under water, she slams him against the wall of the pool and we see her (now with a stretched face and many pointed teeth) biting his neck (they are both covered with blood).
 After undressing a young man in the woods, a young woman pushes him hard into a tree, approaches him while her face begins to stretch unnaturally and she sprouts many very sharp teeth (we hear the young man screaming repeatedly and then see him dead with a gaping, bloody abdominal wound and a deer licks the blood).
 A crowded bar catches fire, many people run screaming, others in flames run out of the building screaming, flames blow through the building, we see bodies of people who were trapped and knocked to the ground and we see people grieving later.
 A young woman is carried into thick woods, bound and gagged, her attacker says that he is going to have to butcher her and stabs her in the abdomen repeatedly (we see the bloody wound and blood on her attacker).
 We hear screaming and we see blood splattering on walls and the aftermath of a brutal attack: we see dead bodies with bloody wounds, one body is dangling over the side of a blood filled bathtub, blood is sprayed on the walls and one victim has a knife still in the chest. A young woman is impaled with a metal pole, and she pulls it out (we hear crunching and a lot of blood oozes from the wound.
 A young woman breaks into another young woman's room through the window (shattering the glass), she straddles her, she holds a box cutter over her, slashes her across the abdomen (we see a bloody "x"), they continue to struggle, they float into the air, they fall back to the bed and one stabs the other in the chest (we see blood gushing from the wound and she stops breathing).
 A young woman is frightened when her doorbell rings, goes to investigate and is startled when a young woman stands behind her and is covered in blood and appears to have a large bloody wound on her chest.
 A young woman identifies herself as a "kicker" and when a woman speaks to her she kicks her hard enough so that the woman falls over a dining table and onto the floor with a bloody nose and she spits out blood and a tooth.
 A young woman holds a lighter under her tongue, and the flesh sizzles and becomes blackened briefly (she does not show any discomfort). A young girl is poked in the hand by a thumbtack, and another young girl pulls the tack out and licks the blood from her hand (we see a bit of blood). A young woman picks at an open sore on her arm (no blood but a hole in the skin) and her skin looks ashen and her eyes are bloodshot. A young woman stabs herself in the arm (we see blood and the wound closes up with a slurp).
 During sex with a young man a young woman imagines seeing blood dripping from the ceiling, a dead young man seated in a chair in the room, and another young woman perched on the back of the chair.
 A young woman covered in blood, reaches into a refrigerator, pulls out a cooked chicken, eats it off the floor like an animal, she roars at another young woman, coughs and gags and vomits a sticky black liquid with what looks like quills sticking out of it. A young woman sprays another young woman with mace, she screams, and then vomits a black liquid on her and a young man.
 A body in a body bag is carried out of the woods where it was found and the dead person's mother screams and falls to her knees. A young man dies from his wounds a young woman screams.
 A young woman is carried by two medical personnel to an isolation cell and locked inside. A young woman slams another young woman against a wall and moves toward her neck as if to bite it.
 A young woman drives on a dark road, swerves when a blood-covered young woman walks into the road and jumps onto the windshield breaking it; the driver backs up, the woman falls off and onto the street and the car speeds away. A young man is startled when walking through an abandoned house a crow flies in his face; he finds a room filled with burning candles and a young woman walks toward him.
 A young woman riding in a van with several men she does not know sees several books on the "Occult" and "Witches" and becomes nervous. A woman gives her teen son a can of "girl mace" because there is a killer who is attacking young men in their town. We see a funeral and people grieving over a coffin.
 A young woman talks about pain after anal sex. A young man describes what he heard another young man looked like after he was killed, stating that is was "Lasagna with teeth." A young woman says, "I thought you only ate boys" and the other young woman says, "I go both ways." A young woman threatens to eat another young woman's soul and defecate it. A young woman tells another young woman, "I'm eating your boyfriend." A woman tells her teen daughter that she dreamed that some bad people were trying to nail her to a tree. A young woman is dismissive and insulting to a young man. A young man describes another young man as "only talking to dead girls." A song has lyrics that describe how two people slap and kick each other. The name of a town is "Devil's Kettle."
 A young woman has jagged scars on her shoulder and back. A young woman combs her hair and clumps fall out in her hand. A man has a prosthetic arm with a hook as a hand.


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LANGUAGE 7 - About 20 F-words and its derivatives, 16 sexual references, 14 scatological terms (1 mild), 10 anatomical terms (once from a young girl to her teen brother), 5 mild obscenities, 1 derogatory term for homosexuals, name-calling (perverts, dork, creeps, slimy, freak, ho, twisted, evil, rapist, idiots, agents of Satan, loser, retarded, jerk, player hater), 1 religious profanity, 13 religious exclamations.


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SUBSTANCE USE - A man snorts cocaine and we see cocaine on a mirror with a tube later. People are shown drinking alcohol in a bar scene and the air is hazy from cigarette smoke, a man drinks alcohol and offers it to a young underage woman who takes a sip, and an underage young woman buys a man a drink called "9/11" at a bar (they do not drink). A young woman puts a cigarette in her mouth and someone else takes it away, and we see many cigarette butts in an ashtray and one floating in an alcoholic beverage.


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DISCUSSION TOPICS - Satan, evil, sacrifice, virginity, murder, cannibalism, teenage hormones, small towns, friendship, hopelessness, post traumatic stress disorder, unity, insecurity.

MESSAGE - Never accept a ride from men wearing eyeliner.

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