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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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1 October 2010 (USA)  »

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Fish Head  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£488,172 (UK) (5 November 2010)

Gross:

$12,134,420 (USA) (3 December 2010)
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Director Matt Reeves modeled the physical appearance and personality of Abby (Chloë Grace Moretz) after seeing photos of a 12-year old homeless girl taken by Mary Ellen Mark. Moretz said the sadness of her character was decided on by her and Reeves after seeing the photos. See more »

Goofs

Early in the movie the gym teacher tells Owen to show up after school at 4:00 for strength training. Near the end of the movie when Owen shows up, presumably at the appointed hour of 4:00, it is dark outside. It is never dark out in Los Alamos at 4:00. Even on the shortest day of the year it doesn't get dark until well after 5. Closer to 5:30. See more »

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[first lines]
Paramedic #1: One-three-one to dispatch, come in.
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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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Burnin' For You
Written by Donald Roeser & Richard Meltzer
Performed by Blue Öyster Cult (as Blue Oyster Cult)
Licensed by Arrangement with Sony/ATV Music Publishing
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment Inc
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Have no doubts. See this film.
1 October 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is not your typical horror film, though it does have horror elements (e.g. suspense, violence, gore). Really it's a story about the complex loving relationship that develops between two children. The fact that one of them is a vampire just makes things more interesting.

I read the book and watched the original film before seeing this adaptation. Even so, I ended up twisting in my seat the whole film. I couldn't find a single dull moment. The whole theater was ewwing and awwing and giggling.

This film has its flaws, but it's very emotionally affecting nonetheless. It's thrilling and disturbing, and as real as a film can be. I can't wait to watch it again.

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I say it's better than the original because more time is spent on the principle characters and the changes tend to make the story more believable.

I prefer the acting and cinematography of the original film, but overall I think this is the best film adaptation anyone could hope for.


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