Jawbreaker

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This throwaway comedy falls victim to its hip sensibilities.

11%

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55%

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When an exclusive clique of teenage socialites accidentally murders their best friend, Liz (Charlotte Ayanna), on the morning of her birthday, the three girls responsible -- Courtney (Rose McGowan), Julie (Rebecca Gayheart) and Marcie (Julie Benz) -- conspire to hide the truth. As the trio make over nerdy reject Fern Mayo (Judy Greer) and groom her to take Liz's place, crack police Detective Vera Cruz (Pam Grier) launches an investigation that will turn Reagan High School upside down.

Cast & Crew

Rose McGowan
Courtney Shayne
Rebecca Gayheart
Julie Freeman
Julie Benz
Marcie Fox
Judy Greer
Fern Mayo, Vylette
Chad Christ
Zack Tartak
Ethan Erickson
Dane Sanders
Charlotte Ayanna
Elizabeth "Liz" Purr
Carol Kane
Ms. Sherwood
Pam Grier
Detective Vera Cruz
Thom Colwell
Co-Producer
Adam Silverman
Associate Producer
Roddy Bothum
Original Music
Stephen Endelman
Original Music
Lyan Perko
Original Music
Will Schwartz
Original Music
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Critic Reviews for Jawbreaker

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Audience Reviews for Jawbreaker

  • Sep 10, 2014
    Clever and fun, Jawbreaker is a dark satire about high school popularity. Three high school girls end up accidentally killing their friend when a birthday prank goes horribly wrong, and after one of their classmates catches them covering it up they buy her silence by promising her popularity and taking her into their clique. The film has a great cast that includes Rose McGowan, Rebecca Gayheart, Julie Benz, and Judy Greer, who all deliver strong performances. And the comedy is fairly well-written, particular the satire of high school life. The soundtrack is also quite good and captures the youthful energy of the characters. However, the directing is kind of weak and some odd choices are made that create some unevenness in the tone. Yet despite a few problems, Jawbreaker is a unique black comedy with an interesting take on the struggles that peer pressure creates.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Dec 01, 2012
    First of all, they are all too old to be high schoolers! The film is a Heathers+Mean Girls+ Clueless extravaganza. Rose McGowan saved the film with her stunning performance as the ring leader of the popular girls at Ronald Reagan high school. The girls were all very stereotypical like which failed to make the film more appealing. The stupid comic sound effects were the worst. Although I appreciate the jokes in the film, the poor production made the film a messy nightmare.
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
  • Jun 03, 2012
    dark and biting satire, doesn't push the envelope but definitely attempted to be the successor to heathers. liked it for some reason besides all its flaws.
    Brendan N Super Reviewer
  • Aug 29, 2011
    Just another o-kay movie.
    Dead A Super Reviewer

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