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The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009)

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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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Most of Anna Kendrick's dialog when Jessica and Bella leave the movie theater was improvised. The actress has improvised dialog in Pitch Perfect 2 (2015) as well. See more »


Right before Jacob jumps through Bella's window you can clearly see that her desk is pushed up against the same window but when he jumps through it, the desk is moved to a completely different spot in the room. Once he jumps out again the desk is moved back to its original location in the next scene. See more »


Alice Cullen: Would you mind telling me how it is you're still alive?
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Produced by Chris Taylor
Performed by Grizzly Bear (with Victoria Legrand)
Courtesy of Warp Records
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Victoria Legrand appears courtesy of Sub Pop Records
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Why, oh why...
22 November 2009 | by See all my reviews

I had low expectations. After Twilight, this is now an obligation. I don't care much for the books, even though I've read them. (Because these days, you can't possibly have a rational opinion on this saga unless you've read the books. Otherwise, you're just a plain ol' hater who will be disregarded. Yeah, sounds about logical.) Anyway! I so badly wanted to see Dakota shine, even though I reprimanded her decision to get involved with this saga. Her eyes freaked me out - not because they were red, but because they didn't focus on anything. She just seemed to be staring vacantly ahead. (Though I've noticed this with the majority of the cast...I fear it may be contagious.) Which brings me to the Cullens. Call me closed-minded if you wish, but what kind of people wouldn't notice a person with yellow eyes in school? I definitely didn't see those yellow contacts in the first movie. If anything, they were less vibrant and could pass as an exotic shade of brown.

That said, I'm only glad I didn't pay for it. Avoid it. Or at least wait until you can use the "fast forward" button to spare yourself the agony.

Now if you'll excuse me, I have a Buffy collection waiting to be re-watched so that I may cleanse my head of this filth they call a modern Romeo & Juliet. I'm pretty sure Shakespeare would want no association with this whatsoever.

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