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.
Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)
Rated R for strong bloody horror violence, language and a brief sexual situation
Let Me In is an emotionally wrenching film. My opinion/review is for this film, not the original.
Hopefully you know that the gist of the movie is about a lonely boy who is bullied at school and then a young girl moves in next door who is a vampire. By emotionally wrenching, I want say how expertly this film made you feel: anger and fury at the bullies, helpless for the boy Owen, sadness at both Owen and Abby’s isolation, frustration at Owen’s parents, hope for Owen and Abby with their budding friendship, and genuine surprise/horror at the violence of Abby’s vampire actions. You will walk out with a lot on your mind after this movie.
Definitely NOT your mindless horror/vampire film and as a movie on its own (not compared to the original) it is capable of pulling lots of different emotions. It also definitely had some jump-in-your-seats moments, too.
This movie for kids? Definite NO – this is not a sappy romance with pretty actors. It is a dark movie with heavy themes. You need to gauge it appropriately for tweens — it has some heavy plot lines regarding the kids at school and what Abby&’s father-figure is willing to do for her.
Director: Matt Reeves
Writers: Matt Reeves, John Ajvide Lindqvist
Stars: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Chloë Grace Moretz, Richard Jenkins
Countries of origin: United Kingdom, United States, Australia, Germany
Also known as: Little Red Riding Hood
Filming locations: Moana Condominiums – 1100 Alvarado Drive SE, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
Format : MPEG-4
Format profile : Base Media
Codec ID : isom (isom/iso2/mp41)
File size : 1.80 GiB
Duration : 1 h 55 min
Overall bit rate : 2 230 kb/s
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