Karyn Kusama is so talented. As one of her early works, Jennifer's Body gets a bad rap (horrible critical reception) for being cliche, shallow, pop-horror trash. In reality, it is a film with a lot to say about sex, female friendship, and selfish materialism. It is also super self-aware, something the critics perhaps were not able (or unwilling) to pick up on. I love The Invitation; it's one of my favorite movies, and though this film is a lot different in tone and aesthetics, it is also great in its own right.
Jennifer's Body perfectly captures a moment in time and space in American teendom: the smalltown interconnectedness and trapped feeling, the idolization of stylish and androgynous alt bands (who turn out to be just as bad as the hyper masculine quarterback types), the slang and costumes and set dressing, the social dynamics... it all takes me back and immerses me.
I'm glad this film is finally (years after its release) getting reevaluated and getting the credit it deserves.