Let the Right One In

2008 R 1h 54m Blu-ray / DVD

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Let the Right One In

2008 R 1h 54m Blu-ray / DVD
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The constant target of bullies, 12-year-old Oskar spends his time plotting revenge and collecting news clippings about the grisly murders plaguing his town. But things change when he meets a new girl named Eli, a misfit vampire who steals his heart.
Format
Blu-ray DVD
Screen
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1
Subtitles
English, Spanish (Neutral)
CC
Yes
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, Swedish: Dolby Digital 5.1
Screen
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1
Subtitles
English SDH, Spanish (Neutral)
CC
No
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, Swedish: Dolby Digital 5.1
Rating
R - Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. Contains some adult material. Parents are urged to learn more about the film before taking their young children with them.
age 17+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 17+
  • Kåre Hedebrant
  • Lina Leandersson
  • Per Ragnar
  • Henrik Dahl
  • Karin Bergquist
  • Peter Carlberg
  • Ika Nord
  • Mikael Rahm
  • Karl-Robert Lindgren
  • Anders T. Peedu
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Reviews

age 17+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this vampire drama has brief but intense, bloody scenes of biting, dismemberment, beheading, and grotesque images of an acid-scarred face and severed limbs. Sunlight turns one vampire into a fireball, while another begins suddenly bleeding all over. Swearing includes a few uses of "f--k." A "blood brothers" ritual is attempted. There is a bleak depiction of kids on their own in a world where adults are distant/distracted/divorced/drunk, in varied combinations. There are strong overtones of bullying and kids warped by divorce. The boy-girl relationship at the center of the film starts to take a homosexual turn. This movie was filmed in Swedish, but an English-dubbed version is a DVD option for viewers who don't like subtitles.

Sexual Content

Eli is an androgynous creature who sleeps with Oskar naked (though nothing shown or happens in the way of conventional sex). A brief glimpse of what seems to be a naked male groin with a scar from the penis being surgically removed. A character is jokingly accused of masturbating. The boy-girl relationship at the center of the film starts to take a homosexual turn.

Violence

Gore in horrific -- but usually brief -- bursts, including severed heads and limbs, snapped spines, a character falling from a high window, a boy hit with a rod, and of course, ferocious vampire attacks on necks. Eli bleeds from skin and orifices, and another character bursts into flames, illustrating famous vampire weaknesses. A near-drowning, and shots of a dead body after the victim's throat was slashed and the blood drained. One character is shown disfigured after acid in the face.

Language

The f-word on a few occasions.

Social Behavior

Theme of unconditional friendship among lonely young people, with outcast Oskar drawing close to paranormal Eli, who also can't be part of normal society. Foreshadowing that Oskar may come to a bad end later in life because of his association with Eli.

Consumerism

Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Supporting adult characters are a band of drunkards.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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