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The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 (2011)

PG-13  |   |  Adventure, Drama, Fantasy  |  18 November 2011 (USA)
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The Quileutes close in on expecting parents Edward and Bella, whose unborn child poses a threat to the Wolf Pack and the towns people of Forks.



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After bella and Edwards honeymoon, things take a turn for the worse when Bella realises she is pregnant. The baby grows at an abnormally fast rate and causes many health problems to Bella. The wolf pack see the unborn child as a threat and plan to get rid of it. But the cullens do everything they can to ensure that both bella and the unborn child remain safe.

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Forever is only the beginning

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Rated PG-13 for disturbing images, violence, sexuality/partial nudity and some thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

18 November 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Breaking Dawn  »

Box Office


$110,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$41,683,574 (USA) (18 November 2011)


$281,275,991 (USA) (17 February 2012)

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In 2012, author Stephenie Meyer told Entertainment Weekly magazine that while she was filming her cameo in the wedding scene, she sat next to producer Wyck Godfrey, who was also appearing in the scene as a wedding guest extra. Meyer said that she and Godfrey spent their time creating a backstory for their "characters": that Godfrey "was a deputy policeman, and our marriage was on the rocks because he was in love with [Bella's father] Charlie." See more »


When Bella is dancing with Jacob at the wedding reception and he spins her around, she is seen to be wearing white sneakers, not the satin high heels from earlier. See more »


[first lines]
Bella Swan: Childhood is not from birth to a certain age. And at a certain age, the child is grown and puts away childish things. Childhood is the kingdom where nobody dies.
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A Preteen Story about Boyfriends and Sex
25 November 2011 | by (Yorkshire, England) – See all my reviews

OK here is the thing about the plot for Twilight Breaking is about boyfriends and girlfriends but only from a girl's perspective. There is nothing especially wrong with this except when it becomes a movie which my 7 year old could have made a better job of. So what are the existential components? 1. OMG which boyfriend do I choose, I'm the geek and now everybody (well 2 people) are interested in me... problem part 1 - one is manly but poor (trailer boy), the other is thin, pretty and rich problem part 2 - one is so muscly and animalistic and wants to constantly get his hairy? (shaved chest wolf?) body around me, the other is willing to wait until my wedding might (how touching) 2. I'm scared of sex for the first time...there might be some blood? 3. what if I get pregnant? (what if my baby is a monster?) 4. I have to swallow something unpleasant? (several gallons of O Neg) ask Dr Freud about that one. 5. I want to look like a prepubescent girl for ever (where is the mirror, can I be immortalised?

Life, death and 12 year old fears superimposed upon celluloid...badly! There is more substance to an episode of Sara Jane

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