Let the Right One In

Film, 2008

Let the Right One In is a Swedish vampire melodrama/ adolescent love story. It builds really slowly, is shot pretty well, and is fairly sophisticated. If this sounds appealing to you, then do whatever you can to see it. It gets goofy a couple times, on both the vampire and the emotional fronts, but overall the filmmakers handled the subject matter very well- some of the best dramatic genre fiction of memory, that’s for sure. The concept isn’t new, but the presentation is fairly fresh… if it seems like I’m using a lot of phrases like “fairly” and “pretty well” it’s because I can’t seem to put my finger on why this movie was so good. But it is good, better and better the more I sit with it. 4

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