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Let Me In (2010)

 -  Drama | Horror | Mystery  -  1 October 2010 (USA)
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A bullied young boy befriends a young female vampire who lives in secrecy with her guardian.

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In Los Alamos, New Mexico, the twelve year-old Owen is a lonely and outcast boy bullied in school by Kenny and two other classmates; at home, Owen dreams of avenging himself against the trio of bullies. He befriends his twelve-year-old next door neighbor, Abby, who only appears during the night in the playground of their building. Meanwhile, Abby's father is a wanted serial-killer who drains the blood of his victims to supply Abby, who is actually an ancient vampire. Abby advises Owen to fight Kenny; however, soon he discovers that she is a vampire, and he feels fear and love for the girl. Meanwhile a police officer is investigating the murder cases, believing that it is a satanic cult. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Innocence dies. Abby doesn't.

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Rated R for strong bloody horror violence, language and a brief sexual situation | See all certifications »

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Fish Head  »

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£488,172 (UK) (5 November 2010)

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$12,134,420 (USA) (3 December 2010)
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Owen appears reading Romeo and Juliet and watching the 1968 film adaptation of Romeo and Juliet (1968), and even mentions that it's "boring". Actor Kodi Smit-McPhee would later star in Romeo & Juliet (2013), playing Benvolio. See more »

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[first lines]
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Favorite movie of the year!
30 October 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

OK So Let the Right One In is one of my favorite films so when I heard they were going to Americanize it, I knew one thing for sure, I'd be obligated to see it just to compare it to the brilliant original.

So here we are a year or so later and after seeing this movie all I can say is I was completely blown away! This movie is as good if not better than the Swedish original and it's my job to tell everyone why...

This movie is almost exactly the same as the Swedish original except it has some more terror and fear then the almost non-frightening original. The two movies are so close that I knew exactly what dialogue was coming next... Kinda like Will Smith in I Am Legend. Now it's one thing to copy scenes and another to have the top notch acting to go along with it. Well I can honestly say the two leads completely nail their parts to the point where you stop believing it is a vampire movie and an actual story of friendship and courage.

Matt Reeves succeeded at what many failed to do... make a fantastic sequel up to par with the original, not to mention a good horror movie. I firmly believe this film will be overlooked when Oscar time comes because of it being a box office flop. This is a shame that this masterpiece has been overlooked by so many people.


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