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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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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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Jennifer Lawrence, Michelle Trachtenberg and Sara Paxton were considered for the role of Bella Swan. See more »


When Edward passes Billy and Jacob Black on the road, a man with a cap and equipment is visible in the window. 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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Written by Adam Milo Smalley (as Adam Smalley) and Scott Johnson
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Just trying to enjoy the movie for what it is.
19 November 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Don't spend your time comparing it to the book. If you just sit there comparing the book and the movie, you'll take the fun out of the movie itself. If you are a book reader, reading Midnight Sun really helps understand Edward's reactions and such. This is the best movie I've seen that has stayed the closest to the book as much as it could. I do understand why they made a few changes to please some of the moviegoers who haven't read the book. It ties things in a different but acceptable way. I loved how they interpreted the book. I understand that it was a teen movie so of course there was a little cheesiness at times. But hey, the book is geared towards a teen audiences regardless of the wide age range that actually reads it. I think Summit did a good job and should make New Moon.

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