Jenn - Jennifer Rhodes met Melanie back when True Blood was popular and they have been friends ever since. She loves TV (especially things that make you smile), Doctor Who, Finding new shows, and regularly provides awesome fandom items for Muser Giveaways. Jennifer is now a proud member of the VIPers - the Melanie's Muses Spotlight Feature Team!
Did you ever want to be popular in highschool? I didn’t. I mean I guess having my own friends group made me not need that, Though they seem to make a lot of movies with just that theme and "Jawbreaker" is no exception. Friends try and play a prank on a friend that goes terribly wrong, like death wrong, and yes it’s caused by none other than a jawbreaker, hence the title.
Well, unpopular girl gets tasked with taking this girl her homework, goes into the house and finds her dead with all the friends around. Oops! So to keep her quiet they agree to make her popular, which she happily agrees to. They pin the murder on the girls ex, and they’re home free. Or are they? Because you know in these type of movies it’s never that easy.
This is a older movie but a good one, and could have easily been on the movies that time forgot list, but I for one thought it needed it’s own article. And if you’ve seen it, then you understand why but if not, well than you maybe should go fix that and watch as soon as possible, because this is a classic one in my books.
Dave - Dave Christy loves horror, music, documentaries and more. He is also the co-runner of several fan based groups including Morningstars (THE Lucifer fan group also run by Melanie), and now is a member of the VIPers Spotlight Lounge team for Melanie's Muses. Other than "In The Spotlight" Features -check out his "31 Days Of Halloween Movies"
On the cover, you would think this just the next in line of your average teen comedies. You would be wrong. This is a little closer to the darkness that lurked in the late 80's classic "Heathers" but for the next generation. (Heathers:The Next Generation? Ugh, don't give Hollywood any more bad reboot ideas!) A black comedy about a high school student accidently being killed by her friends during a fake kidnapping and the ensuing cover up/frame job.
Rose McGowan, Julie Benz, and Rebecca Gayheart star. The relation to "Heathers" is kinda the same. The popular girls take an unpopular girl under their wing to make her one of their of their own. We don't see the transformation in "Heathers" but we see it here. But, of course, things are never that easy. When things start falling apart at the seams there has to be casualties. Who has your back and who is just using you for their own gain? You just have to make sure you pick the right side.
Of course, Dave makes the same observation that I was going to. This always makes me think of a 90's version of Heathers. I will admit to being a sucker for the darker teen movies, I mean heathers has sat in my favorites basically since it came out and doesn't seem to be in danger of going anywhere any time soon.
Jawbreaker was another one of those movies that sort of went on to become a cult classic but even if you are not familiar with this one, I am sure most of you have seen "Mean Girls" and Jawbreaker was definitely a heavy hitting influence for that one. A dead bitch from a prank gone wrong, a team of friend bitches trying to cover it up, and a typical 90's style makeover for the lucky (or unlucky) loser that happened upon the shenanigans, this is just a fun watch (well for me - but I like dark). Plus I adore Julie Benz so having her is a plus!
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And now for the giveaway
Melanie's Muses will be giving away a "Jawbreaker" Prize Pack featuring the a DVD, and a choker from Jenn, and eyeliners, mini jawbreakers, a hairband, earrings, and a ring from the Melanie's Muses Prize Hoard.
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