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The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009)

PG-13  |   |  Adventure, Drama, Fantasy  |  20 November 2009 (USA)
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Edward leaves Bella after an attack that nearly claimed her life, and in her depression she falls into yet another paranormal relationship- this time with werewolf Jacob Black.



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After Bella recovers from the vampire attack that almost claimed her life, she looks to celebrate her birthday with Edward and his family. However, a minor accident during the festivities results in Bella's blood being shed, a sight that proves too intense for the Cullens, who decide to leave the town of Forks, Washington for Bella and Edward's sake. Initially heartbroken, Bella finds a form of comfort in reckless living, as well as an even-closer friendship with Jacob Black. Danger in different forms awaits. Written by IMDb Editors

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some violence and action | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

20 November 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Twilight Saga: New Moon  »

Box Office


$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£11,683,158 (UK) (20 November 2009)


$296,623,634 (USA) (29 June 2010)

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Did You Know?


In the scene where Charlie is giving Bella her birthday presents, there is a picture of Bella and Edward from Twilight (2008) stuck in the corner of a wall decoration behind her bed. See more »


When James bit Bella in Twilight, his upper set of teeth marks are in the center of her wrist, with the lower set being on the side of her wrist. When you see Bella's scars in her room with Jacob, the entire set of teeth marks have been shifted markedly to the right. See more »


Jacob Black: So, "Face Punch", huh? You like action movies?
Mike: No, not really.
Jacob Black: I heard it sucks. Bad.
Mike: Hey... Are you even old enough to see this movie? I mean, without adult supervision?
Jacob Black: Right... Yeah. Well, she's buying my ticket for me.
Mike: Right... Okay.
Bella Swan: Well, Jessica bailed and Angela's got the stomach flu so Eric's taking care of her... It's just us three.
Jacob Black: Great...
Mike: Great...
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Referenced in Den blinde vinkel: Episode #2.2 (2011) See more »


I Belong To You (New Moon Remix)
Written by Matthew Bellamy
Performed by Muse
Courtesy of Warner Music U.K. Ltd.
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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I'm sorry but...
23 November 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I don't usually do these, but I think this movie needs a fair judgement as most of the comments so far have either been uneducated, or based on a personal vendetta against the saga.

Starting afresh, let's look at this movie. It is based on a book targeted primarily at females between the ages of 13-40. If you do not fall into that range, did you really expect to like it anyway? That'd be like going to see "He's Just Not That Into You" if you hate romances, or "Saw" if you hate violence - and then complaining about it. The movie has a set target audience, it's what it thrives on. If it appeals to you, great. If it doesn't, fine, either leave it be like I do with movies I do not like, or leave an educated and constructive review.

So the movie, well I was pleasantly surprised. I enjoyed Twilight, yet New Moon was better. The narrative was greatly improved, it had a deeper plot and it was great to see the director explore new realms of cinematography and camera angles. I took my friend who hugely disliked the first movie along with me, and she left having enjoyed the 2hrs and agreeing that New Moon was certainly worth the £6 cinema ticket. Chris Weitz has done fantastic work on only his 6th directing job. His style may not be unique, but for an emerging artist he has certainly left his mark.

The acting was again much improved. For the large part, these actors are unknowns who have jumped in at the deep end. The one criticism I would have is that it'd be nice for the character of "Bella" (Kristen Stewart) to be allowed the humour and fun loving attitude that she posses in the books, to shine through into the movie. It'd also be nice to see some of the characters back stories developed more, but on a short time scale, I understand the difficulties here.

On the whole, "Twilight - New Moon" deserves much higher respect than it is receiving. It is highly unfair that it is written off just based on peoples opinions of the saga. This is a charming and beautiful adaptation of Stephanie Meyers story and does not deserve to be slammed so unproductively. It does not give out bad messages to it's audience, if that was the case "Romeo and Juliet" should be re induced as at least a 15 to avoid 'such negative messages' being revealed to it's target audience.

Give this movie a chance, even just out of curiosity - you never know, you may become a fan. It's harmless, entertaining fun that at least demands sensible and logical reviews.

If you dislike the movies/books so much, have some self respect and don't watch it - or at least produce a worthy point.

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