As the extremely withdrawn Don Johnston is dumped by his latest woman, he receives an anonymous letter from a former lover informing him that he has a son who may be looking for him. A freelance sleuth neighbor moves Don to embark on a cross-country search for his old flames in search of answers.
Two innocent people are arrested. An interesting third person, with broken English, joins them in their cell. On his idea, they decide to escape from the prison. Their journey is the rest of the movie.
Adam (Tom Hiddleston), an underground musician, reunites with his lover for centuries (Tilda Swinton) after he becomes depressed and tired with the direction human society has taken. Their love is interrupted and tested by her wild and uncontrollable little sister (Mia Wasikowska).Written by
The band White Hills seen live in the film has a song called "Let The Right One In" on their self titled 2010 album. Let the Right One In (2008) is another vampire movie. See more »
When Adam returns from obtaining blood from Dr. Watson, Eve has discovered the gun with the wooden bullet. Adam handles the doctor's bag as if it were empty rather than containing several cylinders of blood. See more »
[after she has drained Ian of blood]
Oh, I didn't mean to, he was just so cute. And now I feel sick.
What do you expect, he's from the fucking music industry!
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Self-indulgent past the point of inducing nausea, combined with the lack of any sort of story line makes this movie pretentious and boring. Some beautiful cinematography and music makes it only slightly bearable, if you're doing something else while watching it. Otherwise, soporific.
I would recommend reading the "hollow shell" review as well, sums up issues with the movie succinctly.
Basically: This movie is painful but Tilda Swinton's hair is magnificent.
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