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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.

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Cast

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Owen's Mother
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Virginia
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Larry
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Mark (as Jimmy Jax Pinchak)
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Nurse
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High School Kid
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Lanky Kid
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Storyline

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

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Innocence dies. Abby doesn't.

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Drama | Horror | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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1 October 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Fish Head  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$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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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Despite being asked twice by Owen (Kodi Smit-McPhee), Abby (Chloë Grace Moretz) never reveals her true age. See more »

Goofs

As Owen reaches for some Now and Later candies in the store, boxes of Sour Patch Kids can be seen. The movie is set in 1983. Sour Patch Kids weren't available in the US until 1985. See more »

Quotes

[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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Crazy Credits

The movie's end credits are in the form of black text on a white background, which is the opposite of most movie credits, which are usually white text on a black background. See more »

Connections

References Hyper Olympic (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

Farewell Love Scene
(from Romeo and Juliet (1968) (as "Romeo & Juliet"))
Written & Composed by Nino Rota
Conducted by Nino Rota
Published by Sony/ATV Harmony
Courtesy of Paramount Pictures
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User Reviews

 
Let it be...
31 October 2010 | by See all my reviews

I have just got out of a preview screening of this movie (UK viewer) and it is the first time i have left the cinema with a smile on my face in years. It was a brilliant remake of the Swedish original, and although it takes the structure and the characters from the original, it stands on its own as a different take on the story.

Critics, including myself, had fingers at the keyboard ready to slaughter this film, and hang it and use it as a hung example as to why Hollywood shouldn't remake foreign films. It is completely the opposite, it has kept the integrity of the first film and focused mostly on the relationship between the vampire and the child, but added much more depth to their characters, and some better more intense than the original.

Although it is advertised as a horror film to bring in the masses, it is so much more. There is a lot more blood and guts than the first but not taken out of proportion. And the bond between the protagonist's is beautifully played out, such a bizarre situation made to feel real by two blossoming young actors. Every performance was of great quality.

I don't want to spoil the movie, but expect some of the same but something completely different. An intense thriller beautifully shot and worthy of it's original... check it out

9/10


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