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Let Me In (2010)

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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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1 October 2010 (USA)  »

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Fish Head  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

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$5,147,479 (USA) (2 October 2010)

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$12,134,420 (USA) (3 December 2010)
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Despite being at odds and antagonizing each other throughout the film, Kodi-Smit McPhee and Dylan Minnette do not exchange lines of dialogue until 66 minutes into the film. See more »

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When Kenny, Mark and Donald first confront Owen at the ice pond, Mark's hands are out of his jacket. When the camera angles to show Kenny, Mark and Donald's faces, Mark's hands are suddenly in his jacket. See more »

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Paramedic #1: One-three-one to dispatch, come in.
Radio Dispatcher: [after delay] One-three-one, this is dispatch, go ahead.
Paramedic #1: This is one-three-one. We have a male, mid 50s, with burns over nine to nine and a half percent of his body. Prior to our arrival on scene, the patient apparently doused his head, neck and face with some sort of highly concentrated acid. patient's airway is severely compromised due to fume inhalation. Vital signs unstable. Please advise, patient is a federal suspect. We're coming in with a ...
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The movie's end credits are in the form of black text on a white background, which is the opposite of most movie credits, which are usually white text on a black background. See more »

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Time (Clock Of The Heart)
Written by Boy George (as George O'Dowd), Jon Moss, Roy Hay and Mikey Craig (as Michael Craig)
Performed by Culture Club
Licensed by Arrangement with EMI Virgin Music Publishing Ltd
Licensed courtesy of Virgin Records Ltd
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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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