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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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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

Gross USA:

$193,962,473

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$408,424,673
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2.35 : 1
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Edward's car is a Volvo C30. See more »

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In the first gym scene, a girl who looks about 6 years old is running around in the background. However, many high schools also have a pre school in the same area, especially if they teach child development and childcare, or health and social care. See more »

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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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Bland and surprisingly lacking in passion, excitement or breathlessness
13 July 2009 | by bob the mooSee all my reviews

There is no point in pretending it – I'm a man in his thirties and I'm not target audience for this film. So the fact that I rented it is just a "bonus" few pounds in the pockets of the makers since they clearly weren't aiming this film at me. Who they were aiming it at appears to have been the army of teenage girls who have been reading the Twilight books religiously – again. I'd never even heard of the books so this is really something off my cultural radar. Regardless I decided to give the film a try without really knowing the plot or what it was meant to be. What I found was the first part in a longer story about a human teenager who moves back to her small town and falls for a boy who turns out to be one of a group of teenage vampires who feed off the blood of animals rather than people.

I have no problems with the teenage aspect of the story but somehow it really failed to engage me as it was not only too superficial but didn't even really do that particularly well. The film plays like it has been written around events without a great deal of depth, complexity or characterisation in it, which is a surprise considering the fertile ground the world of teenage love and acceptance is. Sadly it comes off all too bland and obvious for my tastes and I rarely could bring myself to care about what was going on. The direction is a bit too serious at times but it also lacks passion and the breathlessness that the material suggests it must have once had if it did captivate a teenage audience. Of course I could be just missing the point because perhaps the cast are a big part of it working and this is lost on me.

Certainly the appeal of much of the cast is lost on me totally. Stewart has something about her but cannot translate it into something meaningful here, leaving her character feeling a bit one-dimensional. However compared to Pattinson she looks like one of the finest actresses of her generation because he is about as dull and vapid as he could have been without trying. OK maybe his immortal, unsleeping character has to have something weirdly "dead" about him but this should not be a detrimental part of his performance as it is here. I shan't bother to list those below them because nobody really captured my interest in terms of their characters or performances.

Twilight is not a bad film, it is just a very bland one that lacks passion, heart or excitement. Maybe the target audience will strongly disagree (I'd be shocked if they did not) but having watched this for myself I fail to see what not only the fuss is about – but why anyone would really consider this to be a good film.


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