JENNIFER’S BODY
2009, 20th Century Fox, 102 min, Dir: Karyn Kusama

Writer Diablo Cody and director Karyn Kusama collaborated on what might be the most incredible high school horror film ever made. Anita "Needy" Lesnicki (Amanda Seyfried) is a withdrawn high schooler whose best friend Jennifer (Megan Fox) is a popular cheerleader. Despite having nothing in common, the two have been friends forever and continue to hang out despite objections from all levels of the school social hierarchy. The two head out one night to a dive bar to catch an indie rock show, but when the gig goes tragically wrong, Jennifer leaves with the band. Later that night, Jennifer reappears in Needy’s kitchen covered in blood and hungry with more than just the munchies. Needy suspects there might be something wrong with her friend beyond raging teenage hormones, but who is going to believe the word of a nerd over one of the most popular girls at school? And just what is wrong with Jennifer’s body?


TULLY
2018, Focus Features, 95 min, USA, Dir: Jason Reitman

This new comedy from Academy Award-nominated director Jason Reitman (UP IN THE AIR) and Academy Award-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody (JUNO) centers on Marlo (Academy Award winner Charlize Theron), a mother of three including a newborn. When Marlo is given a night nanny by her brother (Mark Duplass), she is initially hesitant to accept the extravagance but comes to form a unique bond with the thoughtful, surprising and sometimes challenging young nanny named Tully (Mackenzie Davis).


YOUNG ADULT
2011, Paramount, 94 min, USA, Dir: Jason Reitman

JUNO director Jason Reitman and screenwriter Diablo Cody reteam for this biting comedy about Mavis Gary (Charlize Theron), who writes novels for young adults without fitting into either demographic. When she learns that old high school boyfriend Buddy (Patrick Wilson) and his wife (Elizabeth Reaser) just had a child, Mavis takes it as a cue to return to her Minnesota hometown and try to win the man back. Patton Oswalt is wonderful as the former classmate who tries to talk some sense into her.


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