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Twilight (I) (2008)

PG-13  |   |  Drama, Fantasy, Romance  |  21 November 2008 (USA)
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A teenage girl risks everything when she falls in love with a vampire.


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Bella Swan has always been a little bit different. Never one to run with the crowd, Bella never cared about fitting in with the trendy, plastic girls at her Phoenix, Arizona high school. When her mother remarried and Bella chooses to live with her father in the rainy little town of Forks, Washington, she didn't expect much of anything to change. But things do change when she meets the mysterious and dazzlingly beautiful Edward Cullen. For Edward is nothing like any boy she's ever met. He's nothing like anyone she's ever met, period. He's intelligent and witty, and he seems to see straight into her soul. In no time at all, they are swept up in a passionate and decidedly unorthodox romance - unorthodox because Edward really isn't like the other boys. He can run faster than a mountain lion. He can stop a moving car with his bare hands. Oh, and he hasn't aged since 1918. Like all vampires, he's immortal. That's right - vampire. But he doesn't have fangs - that's just in the movies. And he... Written by Summit entertainment

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Drama | Fantasy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some violence and a scene of sensuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

21 November 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Crepúsculo  »

Box Office


$37,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$69,637,740 (USA) (21 November 2008)


$191,449,475 (USA) (27 March 2009)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


For a few weeks before filming began Robert Pattinson didn't talk to anyone to try and feel as isolated as Edward Cullen. See more »


When Edward and Bella are talking in a line of people, Bella trips and pushes the girl in front of her, who isn't wearing a hat, a foot forward. Then, in the next shot from in front of the line, the girl has been replaced with one wearing a hat and a different colored shirt. See more »


[first lines]
Isabella Swan: [voiceover] I'd never given much thought to how I would die... But dying in the place of someone I love seems like a good way to go.
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Referenced in Memories (2014) See more »


The Cat's Meow
Written by Adam Milo Smalley (as Adam Smalley) and Scott Johnson
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Biggest insult to vampire movies ever!!!!
13 February 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this for free at the Recreational Center on my college campus, and it became the first movie I ever walked out of. As a horror movie fan and a film director, I have never felt so insulted in my life. Since when can vampires survive in daylight. I loved the line "You avoid daylight".... PRETTY MUCH THE WHOLE FILM TOOK PLACE IN BROAD DAYLIGHT!!!! Apparently now they just glow and show their "true form" Really? What's next, werewolves will start drinking liquid silver for breakfast? Frankenstein becomes a fire twirler? Might as well, the rules of movie monsters apparently do not apply anymore. When the main vampire (I didn't care enough to catch his name) said "We consider ourselves vegetarians", that was all I could take. Everyone involved with this film should have stakes shoved through their hearts for conspiring to create this garbage. Anybody who likes vampires should agree with me. If you don't, you are a poser my friend. That is the cold, hard truth.

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