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Vamps (2012)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Horror, Romance  |  2 November 2012 (USA)
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Two female vampires in modern-day New York City are faced with daunting romantic possibilities.

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In Manhattan, the vampires Goody and Stacy share an apartment and work and study in the night-shift. Goody was turned in vampire in 1840 by the evil Cisserus, who turned Stacy in the 90s, and they became best friends but Goody never told her real age to her friend. They only drink mice blood and refuse to drink human blood, and they go together to the Vampire Anonymous. Stacy falls in love with her classmate Joey, and soon she learns that he is the son of the vampire slayer Dr. Van Helsing. Meanwhile, Goody meets her former passion, Danny, in the hospital where his wife is terminal. When Stacy gets pregnant, Goody knows that the only way that the child can survive is killing Cisserus, since they would revert to their human ages. But nobody knows here her lair is. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Dating bites.

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Comedy | Horror | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for violent images, some drug material, sexual content and language | See all certifications »
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2 November 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Koritsia gia dagoma  »

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Budget:

$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$548 (USA) (2 November 2012)

Gross:

$2,964 (USA) (9 November 2012)
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Trivia

Second collaboration between Alicia Silverstone, Wallace Shawn and Director Amy Herkerling. See more »

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When Stacy gives Joey the reports she wrote for him, she is holding one with a report cove with a red spine in her right hand, and a clear spine in her left hand. In one shot, they briefly switch hands. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Van Helsing: Madam, you've insultingly confused us with the police. I'm from Time Warner, and if you ever want to see Jon Stewart again you'll open this door.
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Features Rudo y Cursi (2008) See more »

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Never Enough
Written by B. Van Laoy, N. Maul, R. Vanbergen
Performed by Das Pop
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Unexpectedly good as well as bad
7 November 2012 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

Any rating of this film would be flawed, because it is a collection of extremes rather than a smooth average. Some of the scenes or references are great, especially for some older people, while some are simply horrendous. The cast is great, but the performances average. Some of the ideas and dialogues are incredibly interesting or funny, while others are simply garbage. You would have to watch it to truly tell if you liked it or not.

I never liked Alicia Silverstone, but at least before she was young and sexy. In this film she plays a vampire that has found a reason to live in her much younger friend and colleague in blood sucking. They are good vampires, meaning they only terrorize mice. They are part of a Vampire Anonymous organization where they count the years sans human blood, together with Vlad Tepes (which no one even remotely pronounces correctly) and a bunch of others. Things get more complicated when their maker Sigourney Weaver becomes mass homicidal and one of the vampires falls in love with a Van Helsing and becomes pregnant.

There is much to be said about references on older films and characters and history. That part was truly emotional. Unfortunately it wasn't done well and most of it would mean nothing to iPhone people anyway. And who else would look at a film with vampires that is labelled a romance? Also some of the acting was horrendous and some of the characters superfluous. There were some very funny jokes, peppered here and there, but overall it felt rather dull.

Bottom line: I had expected either a Sex in the City with vampires or a sexual exploitation of the genre. I did not expect deeper meaning or funny dialogue, and I was pleasantly surprised. But only bits and pieces were thus, while the rest was utter nonsense.


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