Let Me in

Let Me in

DVD - 2011
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The sensitive target of vicious bullying at school, 12-year-old Owen (Kodi Smit-McPhee) is a social misfit from a broken home. By day Owen dreams about laying waste to his classroom tormentors; by night his attentions turn to his reclusive neighbors in their austere apartment complex. One evening, as Owen takes out his pent-up aggressions on a tree, his new neighbor Abby (Chloe Grace Moretz) appears over his shoulder. A young girl wise beyond her years, Abby just moved in next door to Owen with her stoic caretaker (Richard Jenkins), who seems to harbor a sinister secret. Compelled by Abby's apparent imperviousness to the harsh winter elements, her frail disposition, and the fact that she's nowhere to be found before the sun falls, Owen senses a kindred soul, and strikes up a friendship with the girl, despite her repeated attempts to maintain an emotional distance. Simultaneously, their community grows vigilant following a series of vicious murders, and Abby's caretaker vanishes without a trace. Later, as Abby begins to grow vulnerable, her bond with Owen strengthens. By the time Owen begins to suspect that his evasive new friend is something other than human, it starts to seem as if Abby could use a good friend after all. Given that his bullies are growing more emboldened by the day, so too could Owen.
Publisher: Montreal :, Alliance Films,, [2011]
Copyright Date: ©2011
Branch Call Number: DVD FIC LET
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (115 minutes) :,sound, colour ;,4 3/4 inches
digital, optical, surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, rda
video file, DVD video, region 1, rda

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Lebowski007
Jun 11, 2020

Wow. What a beautiful movie. It combines my two favorite things to perfection: vampires and the 1980s. Exceptionally good acting.

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nparrish
Feb 19, 2020

Not as bad as I expected after reading reviews, but the original is better as many people say.
Some scenes are almost identical, some are totally different.
The car accident scene is dumb in this version, but other scenes like the cat attack are pretty stupid in the original. The nurse catching fire in this version is ridiculous.
The characters are stiff & bored most of the time.

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LittleNoName
Apr 30, 2017

Not your typical vampire movie, which was nice for a change. I thought he children's acting was superb. Has a lot of pretty gory scenes & Owen's bullies are truly cruel, but overall I liked it.

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JoeG101
Mar 29, 2016

This is a movie that didn't need to be made. Stick with the original, "Let the Right One In" out of Sweden. This remake is bigger budget, more stylized, has bigger stars, and just falls flat in comparison.

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Patrick_35
Dec 10, 2015

This is a re-make but for once, a re-make that is as well made as the original; actually I prefer this version because of the amazing performances of Chloe and Kodi, especially Chloe. While the actress in the original was very good she doesn't have the special something that makes Ms. Moretz the most highly sought after young actress in Hollywood right now.(she has four movies coming out in 2016) Let Me In is well worth your time.

IMolina3 Jun 07, 2015

Awesome movie!!

snowflaketoons Jun 06, 2015

not bad

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michaelbrouillette
Jan 25, 2015

Very different than your typical horror movie. Much more romantic, with minimal focus on the actual horror. That being said I did really enjoy this.

bears1985 Mar 17, 2014

It was ok very different vampire movie not scary makes you think a little

PinkMagnolia Nov 02, 2013

I just wish people would stop taking library materials. I really wanted to see "Let the Right One In", the Swedish original movie. Let Me In is a remake. It's okay . . . enjoyed it . . . but PEOPLE!!! Stop taking library materials. So many things I've wanted to see have gone "Missing". I actually bought the dvd "Let Me In" and do enjoy it. Some good gore.

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bdls206
Mar 27, 2011

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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bdls206
Mar 27, 2011

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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bdls206
Mar 27, 2011

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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jessadam2
Aug 11, 2011

After being pretty much caught up on everrything else I wanted to see.

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jessadam2
Jun 04, 2011

latest relase on dvd 2/1/11

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bdls206
Mar 25, 2011

Owen: Are you a vampire?
Abby: I need blood to live.
Owen: But how old are you, really?
Abby: Twelve. But... I've been twelve for a very long time.

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Bluebird1298 May 04, 2012

Bluebird1298 thinks this title is suitable for 17 years and over

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bdls206
Mar 27, 2011

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bdls206
Mar 25, 2011

A bullied young boy befriends a young female vampire who lives in secrecy with her guardian.

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