As stupid as you think it is.

Juno wasn't nearly the biting cultural satire it thought it was, but it was a relative masterpiece compared to screenwriter Diablo Cody's second effort, Jennifer's Body. It might be a whole lot easier to like this film if it didn't spend so much time trying to prove how clever it is. The humor isn't all that distinctive from, say, that of Scary Movie 3 (or 1 or 2 or whatever), only here we get slightly showier cultural references, most of which seem to have arrived at least a few years too late ("A rumor? It's true; it's on the Wikipedia!" or "I can handle myself. I've been using the Bowflex").

Needy (Amanda Seyfried) and Jennifer (Megan Fox) are totally Best Friends Forever, attending high school in small-town Devil's Kettle. Needy is the sensible, moralizing one with glasses and a steady boyfriend. Jennifer is the popular, vapid one with no feelings ("He thinks he's cute enough for me. That's why he's in retard math"). It's Friday night or something, and Jennifer drags Needy along to Melody Lane, the town hot spot/shit hole, where Low Shoulder, a crappy band from "the city" is playing. After Jennifer unsurprisingly throws herself at the band members, the bar catches fire mid-set and she unsurprisingly ends up in their van. Flash to Needy's place later that night, where Jennifer unsurprisingly shows up covered in blood and then, relatively surprisingly, devours a rotisserie chicken from the fridge. A series of brutal murders ensues, and the film tries to retain interest via predictable one-liners and obvious turns-of-event—all of which should work fine, this being a parody and all, but due to glaring unoriginality on multiple levels, the trick grows tiresome 30 or so minutes in, if not sooner, and with such lesser actors, we're quickly enlightened as to why Juno was more annoying than funny. recommended