Megan Fox is no Ellen Page, and Jennifer’s Body is no Juno. The crisp, biting dialogue screenwriter Diablo Cody wrote and Page so effectively delivered in Juno won that film numerous accolades, including the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. Cody tries to replicate the hip, ‘I’ve got a comeback for everything’ lines she crafted for Page as an independent, outspoken, pregnant high school student in Juno in Jennifer’s Body, Megan Fox first attempt at a horror film. But this time around those same sort of lines trip awkwardly out of Fox’s pouty mouth. They’re in no way believable.
Not one line of dialogue sounds as though it came from Megan Fox. Cody’s script and Fox’s inability to act the part combine to make Jennifer’s BodyDOA.
A chief complaint of Juno‘s detractors was that the dialogue was so stylized, so tight, that no normal teens who didn’t have a camera turned their way would ever engage in the conversations Cody concocted. I actually loved the script, the acting, the directing, and just about everything else about Juno. Sure, the dialogue was too smart, but it worked because all the elements of the piece melded and merged, combining to make it one of the most entertaining films of 2007. Screw with any one ingredient and Juno would have snuck quietly and quickly in and out of theaters. It needed the complete package to be firing on all cylinders. Meanwhile Cody’s follow-up project, Jennifer’s Body, is a misfire from the get-go. Wrong lead actress, a tone that’s all over the place, and a plot that’s so simplistic and silly as to be completely laughable – except in the parts where it was meant to be humorous.
A ‘horror’ film without any scares, Jennifer’s Body is a female-centric piece (starring, written by, and directed by females) that does nothing to move women-driven forward. I expected more from Cody’s script. Jennifer’s Body is too self-consciously clever and tries too hard to impress.
Megan Fox is ravishing in red at the premiere of her film Friends With Kids held at the Ryerson Theatre on Friday (September 9) in Toronto, Canada. The 25-year-old actress was joined by her hubby Brian Austin Green for the screening of the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival movie.
Film ‘Friends with Kids’ is about a few members of a close group of married and single friends that start to have children! Jon Hamm, Jennifer Westfeldt, Kristen Wiig, and Maya Rudolph round out the cast.
Even though this is the first time anyone has seen the film, Megan Fox didnâ€™t sit through it.
â€œI donâ€™t like to watch myself on-screen,â€ Megan Fox told JustJared.com. â€œI get nauseous from the audienceâ€™s reaction. Like when a part of the movie is supposed to be funny and the audience doesnâ€™t laugh, thatâ€™s the worst!â€
Megan Fox told JustJared.com that she will be headed to New York City for a few days to do a special photo shoot, but wonâ€™t be attending any Fashion Week shows.
Film ‘Friends with Kids’ Movie Review
This has been the year of romantic comedies doing their best to overcome the genre and crossover to succeed with men and women alike. An unintentional reunion for four members of the Bridesmaids cast, the world premiere of Friends with Kids at the Toronto International Film Festival tries to equal its success in those regards. As star Jennifer Westfeldtâ€™s directorial debut, she gives us some R-rated vulgarity, doesnâ€™t pull punches, and finds a way to tug at the heartstrings too. Built upon the idea that friends who couple and have kids will destroy what once was, the film delves into the psychology of two independent people on the outside watching the change alter their lives forever. Children trump late nights out on the town, language should be held in check, and the limited destinations allowing crying babies hinder the friendships you once cherished more than anything else.