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Twilight (2008)

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A teenage girl risks everything when she falls in love with a vampire.

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Storyline

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 girls at her Phoenix, Arizona high school. When her mother remarries and Bella chooses to live with her father in the rainy little town of Forks, Washington, she doesn'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 doesn't... Written by Summit Entertainment

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Forever.Begins.Now. See more »

Genres:

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  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$37,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$69,637,740, 23 November 2008, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$192,769,854, 2 April 2009

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$392,616,625, 2 April 2009
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

According to a July interview between network.nationalpost.com and director Catherine Hardwicke, Kristen Stewart was recommended for the role of Bella Swan by Emile Hirsch, her co-star from Into the Wild (2007) and whom Hardwicke directed in Lords of Dogtown (2005). See more »

Goofs

The second time Alice pitches to both Rosalie and Jasper, the runner is running from second base before she throws the ball. After both have hit the ball, the runner is just leaving second base. However, Esme states at the start of the games that "she knows they cheat", so this could just be an example of them cheating. See more »

Quotes

[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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Soundtracks

Flightless Bird, American Mouth
Written by Sam Beam
Performed by Iron & Wine
Courtesy of Sub Pop Records
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Perhaps the most linear, amateurish, subtext-free film ever....
7 April 2009 | by See all my reviews

I could tell from the trailer this movie was trash, but out of curiosity and boredom/insomnia i gave it a download (would never pay a penny to watch this). I couldn't even make it halfway through without turning it off. The storytelling was like reading a children's book: everything told in linear fashion, and then spelled out with "flashcards" two seconds later in case anyone was still too dense to understand (e.g. say wolf, then show a picture of a wolf on the screen...show a book she wants, then two scenes later show her in the library...gee, thanks, i wouldn't have understood without the spoon-feeding). I think this movie was meant for 12 year olds or people of very low intelligence. They should show movies like this to film students and do play by plays, "OK, here's how NOT to shoot a scene/edit a movie...." How do studios actually give people with no talent money to make crap movies like this??? Do yourself a favor: Go see "Let The Right One In" instead. That is, if you have an IQ over 80.


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