Jawbreaker - Movie Synopsis & Plot
High School. A time of sweet innocence. Untainted youth. Goal-oriented teenagers. NOT! At fictional Reagan High, these are the times of feeling awkward and discovering who you are while trying to fit in with everyone else. And belonging to a "clique" is a life or death matter, especially when that clique rules the school.
A stylish, dark comedy, JAWBREAKER is the second feature by twenty-six year old writer/director Darren Stein. Stein's feature film debut "Sparkler," will open in February of 1999. JAWBREAKER stars Rose McGowan ("Doom Generation," "Scream"), Rebecca Gayheart ("Scream 2 ") Judy Greer ("Kissing A Fool") and features appearances by former Miss Teen USA Charlotte Roldan and recording artists Tatyana Ali and Marilyn Manson. Part satire and part homage, JAWBREAKER is Stein's sassy tribute to the movies he watched growing up in the San Fernando Valley. The film captures the giddiness and the terror of newfound popularity in high school, where the difference between fitting in and falling out of favor is stiletto-slim.
A lively, loving parody of the high school comedy and horror films of the past 20 years, JAWBREAKER follows the exploits of the most powerful clique at Reagan High. Courtney Shane (McGowan), Julie Freeman (Gayheart), Marcie Fox (Benz) and Liz Purr (Roldan) are all best friends. Or, to be more precise, they are drawn together by their appreciation for each other as the most popular and the most beautiful girls at Reagan. They are at the height of their popularity when an innocent birthday prank results in the accidental death of Liz, the sweetest member of the the clique. The class nerd, Fern Mayo (Greer) stumbles in on the girls' panicked attempts to cover up their involvement in Lizs death. What results is a dark, comical Faustian tale of corruption, redemption and makeover madness.