This movie is like "Heathers" on ketamine. The scene in which Fern is “transformed” into Violette always felt a little out of place to me. For instance, why the sudden "Weird Science" setting? She’s spinning around in a laboratory while a creepy voice says things like, "Lashes, thick! Magenta!" But the end result is easily my favorite of all teen movie makeovers -- the girl with the believable “before.”
While still beautiful, Judy Greer really nails the “strange girl and not in a cool way” thing. And instead of being owned by popular girls and looking to others for approval, Violette becomes a strong character who owns her new found power. Apparently she was a narcissist all along! Oh "Jawbreaker," you make me yearn for the days when hot pink plastic skirts and glitter makeup were in.
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