Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Let the Right One In

Possible my most favorite movie of all time. The story is about a young boy, Oskar, who is marked as a social outcast by his peers. One day he meets a young girl named Eli. He finds out that she has moved into the house next door. The two quickly become friends as Oskar goes to school during the day and plays with Eli at night. However, he finds that mysterious murders are occurring around the town. They coincide with the time Eli moved in. As the mystery begins to unravel itself in front of Oskar as he finds out his new friend is a vampire and he must choose between his safety and leaving the only friend he's known.

The movie is almost a direct translation of the novel by John Ajvide Lindqvist, which I love. Although there were many parts cut out from the movie, the overall themes and spirit of the book was perfectly captured. I'd like to think of this movie as a mirror to Twilight. It's very dark, scary, and at times can be a bit too much. But it's also very uplifting in it's depiction of youth, friendship, and love. It's been announced that an American remake is in the works, but in my opinion, the Swedish version is perfect. American remakes kinda suck anyway. Except The Office, that was awesome.

1 comment:

Wolf said...

Ill download it and watch it sounds pretty awesome I hope its in english. Crazy swedes.