Bite on a “Jawbreaker” April 5th on Blu-ray

Years before Mean Girls there was Jawbreaker.  Rose McGowan stars in this searing dark comedy that features Julie Benz, Rebecca Gayheart and many more familiar faces.  “The Beautiful Ones” to be exact.  I can’t believe this film came out in 1999.  Marylin Manson also has a cameo in the film.  If you went to a school like this then all of those pleasant or painful memories will come flooding back in high definition. 
Synopsis: First, I guess you need to know something about them, “The beautiful ones. The flawless four. Everyone wanted to be them. You know ’em”. They went to your school, too. First there’s Courtney “Satan-in-heels” Shayne (Rose McGowan) and her pawn, the dense but dangerous Marcie Fox (Julie Benz), a legend in her own little mind. Then there’s angelic Julie Freedman (Rebecca Gayheart), doomed to be popular because of her pretty face, and lastly, the teen-dream herself, Elizabeth Purr. When an ordinary kidnapping prank leaves the future prom queen dead (accidentally gagged with a jaw-breaker), a deadly sweet prank leads to cover-up makeover in this edgy and unpredictable comedy. But there will be no mercy as prom night arrives, bringing this spirited tale to its cruel tiara-dropping conclusion.

Cast: Rose McGowan, Rebecca Gayheart, Julie Benz

Director(s): Darren Stein

Language: English

Genre(s): Comedy, Crime/Criminals, High School, Teenagers

MSRP: $17.97
Release Date: 4/5/2011

Catalog #: ID7051SPHBD

Rating: R

Rating Reason: for sexuality, language, and violence, all involving teens

Color Format: Color

Run Time: 87 mins

Audio Format: DTS HD Master Audio 5.1

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

16×9: YES

Number of Disc: 1

Language: English

Closed Captioned: NO

Subtitles: English, Spanish

Country of Origin: United States of America


“It’s the best teen movie since Heathers.” — Rolling Stone

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1 Response to “Bite on a “Jawbreaker” April 5th on Blu-ray”

  1. Brian White

    Oh wow! I love Rose!