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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:

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


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

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


During their vows and first kiss as husband and wife, the song "Flightless Bird, American Mouth" by Iron & Wine plays. This is the same song they danced to at the prom at the end of the first Twilight (2008) installment when Bella first tries to convince Edward to turn her so they can be together forever. See more »


When Bella walks up to the altar during the wedding, she is holding her bouquet in front of her. In the next shot, she is not holding the bouquet any more. Alice, as her maid of honor, is never shown holding the bouquet, either. 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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Crazy Credits

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Referenced in Vampires Suck (2010) See more »


Violin Concerto in E Major, BWV 1042
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performed by Capella Istropolitana
Courtesy of Naxos
by Arrangement with Source / Q
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User Reviews

The worst Twilight movie
20 November 2011 | by (Croatia) – See all my reviews

I've read the books; although they are sexist and were clearly written for the immature female reader, I still enjoyed them. It was just so easy and fun to re-live the first-crush-drama and all the hormonal feelings through Bella. This have said, the books still have some interesting details and plot twists that could satisfy even a more demanding reader.

And than came the movies...

First of all, I don't know why they had to make a movie (or even two!) for every book?! There just isn't enough material to do so. Hell, the whole story of the first part could be summed up in one sentence. The characters just aren't deep and real enough to carry the movie. They aren't supposed to be, they need to be interchangeable with any teenage movie viewer who fantasizes about some unreachable love story.

And the plot is just dragged on and on...

It's like the director has given up of making a good movie. What's the point anyway? The emo-teenage-girl the franchise is supposed to speak to will go to see the movie either way. It will earn money whether you put in the work or not.

And the last book was so film-able; I was already imagining the movie in my mind. It had enough action, enough new elements that weren't already shown in the past parts. But again, it was more important to milk the audience for just one more time, then to make a half-way decent movie.

I still like the story, and will go to see the second part, but I'm just disappointed; this movie is just a reminder of today's capitalist society with no interest than money and financial gain.

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