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

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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 Edward's 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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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 USA:

$138,122,261, 20 November 2011, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$281,287,133, 23 February 2012

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$712,171,856, 23 February 2012
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Similar to the book, the film briefly shifts from Bella's point of view to Jacob's. Director Bill Condon commended Taylor Lautner for pushing himself to dig into Jacob's character more to show his side of the story. See more »


When Jacob leaves Sam Uley's pack, during the meeting on the sea shore, the CGI wolves do not leave footprints on the wet sand. 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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Written by Matthew Pelham, Roger Dabbs, Rollum Haas, and Mark Bond
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One of the worst movies ever made
31 January 2012 | by See all my reviews

I watched the first movie in the saga because my wife loved the books. I must say, the acting was good, except for Stewart who is a cold fish. She looks confused or depressed. That is the scope of her acting abilities. The character development was good. The plot was good. And there was enough suspense, mystery and action to make the movie solid.

New Moon introduced the werewolves and Volturi, which added new mystery and suspense. But the Volturi were never heard from again.

In Eclipse, no werewolf makes an appearance until over an hour into the film. And you are already snoring within 40 minutes.

Finally, Breaking Dawn. In the first hour we see a wedding and honeymoon full of pathetic dialog, weak acting, and ZERO imagination. It was slower than a Lifetime production, with less romance, mystery, intrigue, suspense, and action. Stewart's character states it was the best night of her life, yet still not even a smile. She would be fantastic if casted as a corpse.

After watching Rise of the Planet of the Apes, the CG werewolves look like they were rendered in 1991. They look to be about 1200 pounds. They snarl and human voices are heard... but their bark is worst than their bite as no one dies or even gets injured. There movements and interaction with their environment look extremely fake.

The final 10 seconds of the film hold the only suspense or intrigue in the entire movie. These greedy bastards just want teens to pay for two movies when they could have rolled it into one. They could have started the movie with "I Do", shown a quick scene of Bella getting knocked up and getting morning sickness, then the 15 minute finale. This movie was simply a 20 minute prelude to Part Two stretched into 2 hours.

Get your neighbor to rent it, borrow it for 30 minutes and watch the last 15 minutes and you are ready for Part Two.

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