• Jawbreaker (1999)

Jawbreaker

Release Date: February 19th, 1999

DVD Release Date: June 22nd, 1999

R |1 hr 27 min

Plot Summary

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: Rose McGowan, Rebecca Gayheart, Julie Benz, Judy Greer, Chad Christ, Ethan Erickson, Charlotte Ayanna, Carol Kane

Director: Darren Stein

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: TriStar Pictures

Keywords: Investigation, School, Melodramatic, Car, Best friend, Amusing, Quest, Rivalry, 1990s, Transformation

Ratings & Reviews

  • 38
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    A slick production of a lame script, which kills time for most of its middle half-hour. If anyone in the plot had the slightest intelligence, the story would implode. show more

  • 63
    James BerardinelliReelViews

    Like the candy from which it gets its name, Jawbreaker is fun at the start, but can turn into a chore to complete. show more

  • 50
    Liam LaceyThe Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Jawbreaker breaks ground in one way. The movie is notably unpleasant, not just because it's morally offensive, but because it strives for this arch, artificial John Waters tone without any accompanying pay-off in wit. show more

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