Friday, November 19, 2010

Film Friday

Sorry, I’m late to the party.


Let The Right One In.

images Plot: Oskar, a bullied 12-year old, dreams of revenge. He falls in love with Eli, a peculiar girl. She can't stand the sun or food and to come into a room she needs to be invited. Eli gives Oskar the strength to hit back but when he realizes that Eli needs to drink other people's blood to live he's faced with a choice. How much can love forgive?

Starring: Kåre Hedebrant, Lina Leandersson

This movie is a heart warming thriller/ love story about a young vampire and a younger boy. This one is everything you want it to be and more. If you have any sort of soft spot for vampires, or you just like a great story, you must watch this! It is beautifully shot, with stills that make your mind say this must have been a photo shoot. And makes your heart say yes! The children in this film portray the characters in a way that American cinema would never let them, quietly, and completely accurately. Although I have never read the novel that it is based on, I hardly see any other way for this movie to play out, and am kinda worried about Let Me In.

This Movie has been re-made as an American film titled Let Me In, and is out in theaters now, I believe. I’ve heard it’s damn near exactly the same. Even down to scenes being word for word. I’m still not buying it though. I’ll have to see for myself.

The original movie was based on a book of the same name. “Let the Right One In (original title: Låt den rätte komma in), also known as Let Me In, is a 2004 vampire fiction novel by Swedish writer John Ajvide Lindqvist. The story centers on the relationship between a 12-year-old boy, Oskar, and a centuries-old vampire child, Eli. It takes place in Blackeberg, a working class suburb of Stockholm, in the early 1980s. The book focuses on the darker side of humanity, dealing with issues such as existential anxiety, bullying, pedophilia and murder.”


You can thank my old roommate for this one. He really did have great taste in movies. So, Thanks! Dan Bush!

Please watch this one! I promise you’ll enjoy it!




Direct quotes from Wikipedia and IMDB.

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