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The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 (2011)

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The Quileutes close in on expecting parents Edward and Bella, whose unborn child poses a threat to the Wolf Pack and the towns people of Forks.

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Bill Condon

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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Taylor Lautner ... Jacob Black
Gil Birmingham ... Billy
Billy Burke ... Charlie Swan
Sarah Clarke ... Renee
Ty Olsson ... Phil
Kristen Stewart ... Bella Swan
Ashley Greene ... Alice Cullen
Jackson Rathbone ... Jasper Hale
Peter Facinelli ... Dr. Carlisle Cullen
Elizabeth Reaser ... Esme Cullen
Kellan Lutz ... Emmett Cullen
Nikki Reed ... Rosalie Hale
Robert Pattinson ... Edward Cullen
Christian Sloan ... Unsavory Man
James Pizzinato ... Unsavory Man
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Storyline

After Bella and Edward's honeymoon, things take a turn for the worse when Bella realises she is pregnant. The baby grows at an abnormally fast rate and causes many health problems to Bella. The wolf pack see the unborn child as a threat and plan to get rid of it. But the Cullens do everything they can to ensure that both Bella and the unborn child remain safe.

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Forever is only the beginning


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Rated PG-13 for disturbing images, violence, sexuality/partial nudity and some thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Portuguese

Release Date:

18 November 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Breaking Dawn See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$110,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$138,122,261, 20 November 2011, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$281,287,133, 23 February 2012

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$712,171,856, 23 February 2012
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2.35 : 1
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With the exceptions of "Sister Rosetta" by the Noisettes and "Flightless Bird, American Mouth" by Iron & Wine, every song featured in the film and on the soundtrack is original and written specifically for the film, while "Sister Rosetta" and "Flightless Bird, American Mouth" appear as new versions re-recorded for the film. See more »

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The Inconvenience of Vampire Nookie
6 December 2013 | by popcorninhellSee all my reviews

For those not familiar with the rules of the Official Twilight drinking game they are as follows.

Take a shot/sip when... 1. Someone says the word vampire or wolf or any variation including "newborns". 2. Whenever someone sparkles. 3. When the father appears in police uniform. 4. Whenever someone is brooding. 5. Whenever an obnoxious hipster indie song is being played in the background. 6. Whenever someone doesn't have his shirt on. 7. Whenever someone gives an unrealistically generous gift, does a foolishly gallant act or otherwise bends the rules of common sense for Bella.

Drink the rest of the bottle when... 1. Someone unattractive or out of shape is on screen. 2. Something in a scene makes you feel anything other than sleepiness or the need to plant your face in your hands.

Thus I delved into the world of Breaking Dawn Part 1. In this film, Edward and Bella take the plunge so she can become a vampire like she's always wanted. Jacob pisses and moans, and Bella has unprotected sex while still human resulting in her mutant baby trying to eat its way out of her womb. You know, true love and all that good stuff.

My roommate, whose expertise on Twilight I value as much as one reasonably can, filled in some of the holes that went unexplained or glossed over in the flick. Why can't they just turn her into a vampire while pregnant? Because it would kill the baby. Why is the act of sex with a vampire while human potentially deadly? Because their skins as hard as diamonds and they're super strong. How can these vampires live for eons amassing enough money to afford a private island off the coast of Brazil without the IRS at least knowing about it? And for that matter why would vampires want a vacation home in sunny Rio anyway? Just shut up and watch the movie!

My roommate did bring up an interesting notion that was not explained in the movie nor, she believes, explained in the book. How can they even have sex? Vampires have no pulse so they have no blood actually coursing through their veins. It only stands to reason that Edward can't get his little Dracula to stand at attention. So Bella is waiting to be turned, just so she can have human carnal knowledge of a cold corpse with a flaccid iditarod. Perhaps if you're being turned into a bloodsucker while you're performing (its been known to happen in vampire movies) then you'd have a fully erect projectile for always and forever but that would be a very inconvenient case of rigamortis. You'd never be able to wear mesh shorts, birds would always want to perch on you and all your vampire friends would always call you Vlad the Impaler. But on the positive side you'd actually achieve every pubescent boy's deep seeded fantasy; you could use you're dingus as a weapon!

Of course its all fun and games until someone gets pregnant. That's why its important kids, to make and keep important commitments to your loved ones. In this case, commit to spending the rest of eternity with a manipulative Gothic horror monster before getting jiggy with it or else be forced to drink O- slurpees while your ribcage and spine breaks from the force of your bloodthirsty monster child. By the way, the baby's name is Renesmee a mix of Bella's mother's name and the punchline of a cruel practical joke. The newborn is also imprinted by Jacob which is a way for a werewolf to leave his marking that disappointingly doesn't involve rising his hind legs.

In the end, Breaking Dawn Part 1 is a vapid, stupid, glacierly paced movie with very little going for it other than the welcome sight of Bella withering away. So its a substantial improvement from the rest of the series. I actually look forward to the next and hopefully final chapter in the franchise. Maybe if I get liquored up before the premiere (or during), I would only remember the good parts, like the credits.

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