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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.

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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:

Nothing will be the same 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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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

With its $69.6 million opening weekend gross the movie had the biggest opening ever for a film directed by a woman, and also for a film starring a woman. See more »

Goofs

In the diner when Bella and her dad are eating, the label on the A1 bottle faces away from Bella's dad then towards then away in the same scene. 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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Referenced in Mad: Twilight: Breaking Down/GOllum ON (2013) See more »

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Leave Out All the Rest
Written by Chester Bennington, Rob Bourdon (as Robert Bourdon), Brad Delson,
Phoenix Farrell (as Dave Farrell), Joseph Hahn and Mike Shinoda
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One of the worst I've seen
16 April 2010 | by maddiemoiselleSee all my reviews

This will probably be a pretty biased review. I apologize in advance.

Even as a teenage girl I have never been into the Twilight craze. I hadn't heard much about the film at all until I starred in my school's one act, low budget play, 'Sure As You're Born'. As an after party, my drama teacher bought a bunch of pizzas for us and we watched Twilight.

Let me just say I am glad I was busy on my phone this entire time and missed about seventy percent of the movie. When I got home, my mother had bought the movie on iTunes for me to watch, but my sister enjoyed it more than I did, as I suffered through the worst 177 minutes of my life. The movie was terrible. The acting was mediocre at best, especially from the female lead, Kristen Stewart. Watching Stewart's performance was as about as enjoyable as being burned alive (that sounds a little harsh, but I feel Stewart should use her salary from the Twilight movies to hire an acting coach).

The scenes ran horribly together and it felt like I was watching a bad TNT drama than a movie. Feeling that I was too harsh on the film, I read the book, which was not an improvement.

On normal circumstances I would give this film a higher rating, but I can't stand it any longer. I have been harassed and bullied something terrible because I don't like this series, which has lowered my tolerance of anything Twilight related.

To make a long story short, this is the movie you want to see if you enjoy sparkling 107 year old men with fetishes for high school teenage girls.


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