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The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009)

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Edward leaves Bella after an attack that nearly claimed her life, and, in her depression, she falls into yet another difficult relationship - this time with her close friend, Jacob Black.

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Chris Weitz

Writers:

Melissa Rosenberg (screenplay), Stephenie Meyer (novel)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kristen Stewart ... Bella Swan
Christina Jastrzembska ... Gran
Robert Pattinson ... Edward Cullen
Billy Burke ... Charlie Swan
Anna Kendrick ... Jessica
Michael Welch ... Mike
Justin Chon ... Eric
Christian Serratos ... Angela
Taylor Lautner ... Jacob Black
Ashley Greene ... Alice Cullen
Jackson Rathbone ... Jasper Hale
Russell Roberts ... Mr. Berty
Cam Gigandet ... James (archive footage)
Michael Sheen ... Aro
Jamie Campbell Bower ... Caius
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Storyline

After Bella recovers from the vampire attack that almost claimed her life, she looks to celebrate her birthday with Edward and his family. However, a minor accident during the festivities results in Bella's blood being shed, a sight that proves too intense for the Cullens, who decide to leave the town of Forks, Washington for Bella and Edward's sake. Initially heartbroken, Bella finds a form of comfort in reckless living, as well as an even-closer friendship with Jacob Black. Danger in different forms awaits. Written by IMDb Editors

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The Next Chapter Begins

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Drama | Fantasy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some violence and action | See all certifications »

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The film was released on November 20, 2009 in most countries, and set domestic box office records as the biggest midnight screening, grossing $26.3 million, which was superseded by its sequel, Eclipse. See more »

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Right before Jacob jumps through Bella's window you can clearly see that her desk is pushed up against the same window but when he jumps through it, the desk is moved to a completely different spot in the room. Once he jumps out again the desk is moved back to its original location in the next scene. See more »

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Jacob Black: They think they run the place. Embry use to call them "Hall monitors on steroids" Now look at him.
Bella Swan: That's Embry?
Jacob Black: Yeah.
Bella Swan: What happened to him?
Jacob Black: He started missing school, then all of a sudden he started following Sam around like a little puppy. Same thing happened with Paul and Jared. And Sam keeps giving me this look like he's waiting for me or something. It's kinda staring to freak me out.
Bella Swan: Well, you should just avoid him.
Jacob Black: I try.
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Solar Midnite
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Written by Lupe Fiasco (as W. Jaco)
Produced by Lupe Fiasco
Performed by Lupe Fiasco
Courtesy of 1st & 15th Productions / Atlantic Recording Corp.
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True to the book and reasonably fun to watch
20 November 2009 | by Darkfrog24See all my reviews

People who liked either the first movie or the New Moon book will probably have a great time at this movie. People who didn't like them still might have fun laughing at the moments of glorious teenaged awkwardness--Michael Welch returns as the hilariously down-on-his-luck Mike Newton.

As a sequel, New Moon is excellent. It maintains the same tone as the first movie, smooths out some of the rough edges and builds from there. On its own it's mostly quite enjoyable to watch. There were lots of intentional and unintentional humor and of course the movie takes only a bit of the edge off the book's more than slightly unbalanced story structure.

Things that impressed me? FIGHT SCENES. They actually let us see Felix toss Edward around like a rag doll. And they might have robbed us of the sight of spooky elder vampires petrifying in their old age, but they did let us see Edward's head literally crack like an eggshell as he gets slammed into the floor tiles.

I also like that they expanded Alice's role and showed Bella actually missing someone in addition to Edward. I really wish that both the books and movies had gotten more into the Bella-Alice friendship. Also, the idea that a person's spouse is the only relationship they need is a relatively new one. If even a romantically obsessed book series like Twilight can focus on the fact that Bella is reacting to the entire Cullen clan and not just Edward, then maybe we're moving toward a healthier idea of what love is.

Also, Michael Sheen is the champion of creepy. Sorry, Bill Nighy; he played Aro before you played Greyback! My final recommendation? Go see this movie with a big crowd for all the squealing and shouting at the screen. It's like a floor show but with body glitter.


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USA

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Release Date:

20 November 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Twilight 2 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$142,839,137, 22 November 2009

Gross USA:

$297,816,253

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$711,025,481
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2.35 : 1
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