Let the Right One In

Genre:  Drama, Horror
Running Time:  114 min.
Release Date: October 31, 2008 (limited)
DVD: March 10, 2009

Current rating: Rating: 4.60
based on 31 votes and 10 reviews
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Cast: Kåre Hedebrant, Lina Leandersson, Per Ragnar, Henrik Dahl, Karin Bergquist, Peter Carlberg, Ika Nord

Synopsis

A fragile, anxious boy, 12-year-old Oskar is regularly bullied by his stronger classmates but never strikes back. The lonely boy's wish for a friend seems to come true when he meets Eli, also 12, who moves in next door to him.

But Eli's arrival coincides with a series of gruesome deaths and attacks. Though Oskar realizes that she's a vampire, his friendship with her is stronger than his fear...

Based on the best-selling novel by John Ajvide Lindqvist.

Director: Tomas Alfredson
Studio: Mongrel Media
Producer(s): Carl Molinder, John Nordling
Screenplay: John Ajvide Lindqvist
Official Site: www.lettherightoneinmovie.com

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  • 5 stars "Great movie, but I didn't realize when she said she wasn't a girl that she wasn't actually female. It really wasn't clear, I only found that out afterwards when I read a review."
  • 5 stars "I'm not sure if I saw this correctly, but does the little girl turn into an old woman at one point, and then back again? And was she wearing contacts to make her eyes look bigger? Great movie, gives you so much to think about."
  • 5 stars "Great film. Very touching and intriguing. The scene in the pool is extremely well acted. I couldn't get out of my mind the little boy's expressions, worried when one bully showed up, relieved and happy when it appeared he was just there to have fun and play, terrified out of his mind when the bigger bully showed up, and so on. The two kids in the lead roles were just amazing."