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Twilight (2008)

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Bella Swan moves to Forks and encounters Edward Cullen, a gorgeous boy with a secret.

Writers:

Melissa Rosenberg (screenplay), Stephenie Meyer (novel)
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Cast

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 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
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Storyline

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

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Taglines:

Forever.Begins.Now. See more »

Genres:

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 November 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Twilight See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$37,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$69,637,740, 23 November 2008, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$192,769,854, 2 April 2009

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$392,616,625, 2 April 2009
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This is the only film in the Twilight series to prominently use previously released music in the film and on its soundtrack. Every subsequent film only used original songs written specifically for the film, or occasionally re-recorded versions of previously released songs exclusive to the film. See more »

Goofs

When Bella is in bed on the phone with her mother, she's wearing gray shorts. Moments later when she and Edward are making out, her shorts are gone and she's wearing green panties. See more »

Quotes

[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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Connections

Referenced in Star Leaf (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

I Caught Myself
Written by Hayley Williams and Josh Farro
Performed by Paramore
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
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the book was better and thats not saying much
26 February 2009 | by black_heart_nightSee all my reviews

Now do not be offended by any of this, this is just my opinion.

No I am not a rabid Twilight hater. I read the books, yes all of them. I thought they were interesting. Not very original, well thought out, or well written, but decent enough to read. I had several problems with this movie. It's not just the cast. Though I think Cam Gigandet did an excellent job as James. Okay my main problem with the cast was not really who they picked. I guess it boils down to the fact that Bella and Edward really are not that interesting. Is it so much to ask for a heroine who isn't so whiney and can take care of herself. Or maybe a vampire who isn't broody and boring and doesn't SPRAKLE! ((sorry that just bugs the **** out of me)) I think if they had stuck more to the actually book it would have been better. Granted, not by much, but it would have at least gotten 5 stars from me.

I do like the cinematography. The movie is gorgeous visually, and as i stated before the acting was not terrible. I would have picked different people for most of the cast, but thats me. I do have one more thing to say before i end this.

RABID TWIlIGHT FANS NEED TO CALM DOWN!!! ITS JUST A BOOK AND MOVIE SERIES!! don't take the fact that people don't like it to heart. if you like it, thats great.


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