Monday, December 29, 2008

Let The Right One In

I saw Let the Right One In at the Crest Saturday night.

The movie is very cold and the theatre felt colder (almost ironic because on Sunday several people complained that the heat was too high in that auditorium). It wasn't too traditional of a vampire movie - no crosses or cloves of garlic. Set in Sweden, the setting is dark and snowy. Blood looks really good against the snow and there's plenty of blood in the movie.

The story is of a 12 year old boy, Oskar, who is bullied a lot, goes back and forth between parents and is a bit of an outsider. He befriends a 12 year old vampire, who he asks to be his girlfriend. He comes to understand that she is a vampire, but it doesn't seem to matter. He saves her from her killer and in return, she saves him from his tormenters.

There was a lot of discussion after the movie and a lot of looking up things online. Is her older companion a pedophile or is he just another 12 year old all grown up? Was she castrated? Was his dad gay?

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