Finally one we agreed on…
***½ Let the Right One In (March 2009) – Rental
Swedish, with dubbing or subtitles.
Bullied 12-year-old boy’s life takes a turn for the better when he befriends the strange “girl” who lives next door.
She says: The poster makes this look like a horror movie, but despite some bloody murders and a scene of disfigurement, it’s not really that. It’s more about the rather sweet relationship that develops between the bullied boy, Oskar, and the mysterious Eli, who turns out to be a vampire perpetually stuck in a 12-year-old’s frame. Given their ages, this movie doesn’t go with the usual vampire = sex (or even puberty) theme, making for something of a refreshing look at this archetype.
He says: This movie is so weird, I don’t even know why I like it. But I do.