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Let Me In (2010)

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A bullied young boy befriends a young female vampire who lives in secrecy with her guardian.


Matt Reeves


Matt Reeves (screenplay), John Ajvide Lindqvist (screenplay "Låt den rätte komma in") | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kodi Smit-McPhee ... Owen
Chloë Grace Moretz ... Abby
Richard Jenkins ... The Father
Cara Buono ... Owen's Mother
Elias Koteas ... The Policeman
Sasha Barrese ... Virginia
Dylan Kenin ... Larry
Chris Browning ... Jack
Ritchie Coster ... Mr. Zoric
Dylan Minnette ... Kenny
Jimmy 'Jax' Pinchak ... Mark (as Jimmy Jax Pinchak)
Nicolai Dorian ... Donald
Rebekah Wiggins ... Nurse
Seth Adkins ... High School Kid
Ashton Moio ... Lanky Kid


In Los Alamos, New Mexico, the twelve year-old Owen is a lonely and outcast boy bullied in school by Kenny and two other classmates; at home, Owen dreams of avenging himself against the trio of bullies. He befriends his twelve-year-old next door neighbor, Abby, who only appears during the night in the playground of their building. Meanwhile, Abby's father is a wanted serial-killer who drains the blood of his victims to supply Abby, who is actually an ancient vampire. Abby advises Owen to fight Kenny; however, soon he discovers that she is a vampire, and he feels fear and love for the girl. Meanwhile a police officer is investigating the murder cases, believing that it is a satanic cult. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Plot Keywords:

school | vampire | night | blood | boy | See All (119) »


Innocence dies. Abby doesn't.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong bloody horror violence, language and a brief sexual situation | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

1 October 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fish Head See more »


Box Office


$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,147,479, 4 October 2010, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$12,134,420, 5 December 2010
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Kodi Smit-McPhee does not have his first line of proper dialogue until 17 minutes into the film. See more »


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[first lines]
Paramedic #1: One-three-one to dispatch, come in.
Radio Dispatcher: [after delay] One-three-one, this is dispatch, go ahead.
Paramedic #1: This is one-three-one. We have a male, mid 50s, with burns over nine to nine and a half percent of his body. Prior to our arrival on scene, the patient apparently doused his head, neck and face with some sort of highly concentrated acid. patient's airway is severely compromised due to fume inhalation. Vital signs unstable. Please advise, patient is a federal suspect. We're coming in with a ...
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A Very Good Film
24 November 2010 | by smheroSee all my reviews

First of all, I should say that I have watched this film, without seeing the 2008 film, Let The Right One In.

I saw this at the cinema last night, because I knew that Chloë Grace Moretz stars in this. But overall, I enjoyed the film regardless.

This film is what the filmmakers called 'a re-adaption' of the Swedish novel, Let The Right One In. I have heard about a lot of people who have praised the 2008 Swedish film of the same name, I admit I haven't seen this film, the main reason being... I don't like subtitled films. It's not because I can't be bothered to read them (believe me, I'd be more than happy to, as I enjoy reading), but I feel that if I watch a subtitled film, then I'm reading the subtitles without watching the film. Sorry, but this just doesn't work for me. But I'm sure that this film was great.

It is about a twelve-year-old boy called Owen (Kodi Smit-McPhee), who is facing all kinds of trouble in his life. He's bullied at school, his mum and dad are getting divorced and he seems to spend most of his time in his room, spying on his neighbours. One night, he spots a young girl (Chloë Grace Moretz) and her 'father' (Richard Jenkins) (who turns out to be some kind of servant) moving in next door and feels immediately drawn to her. They later meet that night and she tells him that her name is Abby. However, she also tells him that they cannot be friends. In time, though, they spend more and more time together and form a great friendship and bond well together.

This friendship, however, is put to the test, as a series of gruesome murders take place in Owen's quiet, remote town and Owen finally faces having to accept that his new-found friend could be a vampire.

The direction from Matt Reeves was good; the acting in this film I thought was very good. I was particularly impressed with Kodi Smit-McPhee and, of course, Chloë Grace Moretz (who is my favourite actress). I just know that we are going to see these two people for a very long time. Also, amongst quite a few of the adult cast, Richard Jenkins was great, albeit being in the film for a limited time. But, this allowed Kodi and Chloë to shine, which was a good thing. I found the film quite scary and was always leaving in anticipation for what was to come next.

Again, I have seen this film without seeing the 2008 film or reading the novel, and because Chloë Grace Moretz was starring in it, but I found this to a great film. I felt it was so great, that I'm sure those that loved the 2008 film, will also love this one. The Chloë and Matt Reeves have both said that this is almost a scene-for-scene remake, but with a few changes, so I highly recommend this film to anyone.

Overall, I give this film 9/10, purely because it wasn't an outstanding film, but a great film nonetheless. Plus, it starred Chloë Grace Moretz as well.

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