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Twilight (2008)

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When Bella Swan moves to a small town in the Pacific Northwest, she falls in love with Edward Cullen, a mysterious classmate who reveals himself to be a 108-year-old vampire.


Melissa Rosenberg (screenplay), Stephenie Meyer (novel)
148 ( 16)
29 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Kristen Stewart ... Bella Swan
Sarah Clarke ... Renée
Matt Bushell ... Phil
Billy Burke ... Charlie Swan
Gil Birmingham ... Billy Black
Taylor Lautner ... Jacob Black
Gregory Tyree Boyce ... Tyler
Justin Chon ... Eric
Michael Welch ... Mike Newton
Anna Kendrick ... Jessica
Christian Serratos ... Angela
Nikki Reed ... Rosalie
Kellan Lutz ... Emmet Cullen
Ashley Greene ... Alice Cullen
Jackson Rathbone ... Jasper


Bella Swan has always been a little bit different. Never one to run with the crowd, Bella never cared about fitting in with the trendy girls at her Phoenix, Arizona high school. When her mother remarries and Bella chooses to live with her father in the rainy little town of Forks, Washington, she doesn't expect much of anything to change. But things do change when she meets the mysterious and dazzlingly beautiful Edward Cullen. For Edward is nothing like any boy she's ever met. He's nothing like anyone she's ever met, period. He's intelligent and witty, and he seems to see straight into her soul. In no time at all, they are swept up in a passionate and decidedly unorthodox romance - unorthodox because Edward really isn't like the other boys. He can run faster than a mountain lion. He can stop a moving car with his bare hands. Oh, and he hasn't aged since 1918. Like all vampires, he's immortal. That's right - vampire. But he doesn't have fangs - that's just in the movies. And he doesn't... Written by Summit Entertainment

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Forever.Begins.Now. See more »


Drama | Fantasy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some violence and a scene of sensuality | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


Michael Welch's part of Mike Newton was originally intended to be portrayed by Michael Angarano, Kristen Stewart's boyfriend at the time. See more »


After Bella goes to the book store in Port Angeles and buys the book about the legends, she puts it in a bag to carry it. After Edward rescues her and they are driving, they get out at the police station and say good night but she does not have the bag with her. But the next scene she is at home with the book searching the Internet for information. See more »


[first lines]
Isabella Swan: [voiceover] I'd never given much thought to how I would die... But dying in the place of someone I love seems like a good way to go.
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Go All the Way
Written by Perry Farrell, Carl Restivo and Atticus Ross
Performed by Perry Farrell, Daniel Newman (uncredited), Etty Lau Farrell
I'll Hit You Back First Music (BMI)
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Not excellent, but it is well-spent time
1 February 2009 | by da_zeonSee all my reviews

OK, so from what I know about this movie, people either love it or hate it. The truth, of course, is somewhere in-between. While the movie is not perfect, it is very good fun and delivers as long as you don't expect a masterpiece. So don't raise the bar of your expectations too high - this is NOT going to be an Oscar winning masterpiece and it is NOT going to enter the IMDb Top 250.

The story is simple - Bella Swan is a common girl which falls in love with the vampire Edward Cullen. Cullen's family are "vegetarians" - they drink only animal blood and do not attack humans. Then, however, are the "classic" vampires that would not hesitate to do it, and Edward protects Bella from them.

I guess those who hate the movie do not know what a bad movie really is. You can call a movie bad when you regret that you watched it and when you feel that you have lost two hours without any good reason. "Twilight" is not that kind of movie. It has a sense of direction and it is not just "flowing around" like other movies. Acting is pretty decent. Although I thought Kristen Stewart was an awful actress, Robert Pattinson (Ed Cullen) and Cam Gigandet (James, the villain vampire) excel in their roles. Although the story is not one of the most original ones, it does not bore people and if you have nothing to do, I would recommend seeing "Twilight".

Oh, and by the way, for all the girls who adore "Twilight", I guess I get them. After all, Ed Cullen is good-looking, super-strong, super-fast, sensitive, who wouldn't like him?

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Release Date:

21 November 2008 (USA) See more »

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Box Office


$37,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$69,637,740, 23 November 2008

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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