Friday, Sep. 04, 2009

Jennifer's Body

Opens Sept. 18
Megan Fox (Transformers) stars as a praying mantis in human form — we'd guess in the 36-18-36 range — a high school student who devours ungentlemanly callers. We're sure there's a female-empowerment message in here, and once we push through the hordes of panting young men who will line up to see this comic-horror film, we'll find it. But frankly, we're less interested in Jennifer's/Megan's body than in the workings of Diablo's brain (this is screenwriter Diablo Cody's follow-up to Juno) and the directorial eye of Karyn Kusama, who showed so much promise with 2000's Girlfight.