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post #1 of 457
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Is it too early for a post-release thread? Saw this tonight and can't get it outta my head.

Spoilers....

Everything about this worked perfectly. The love story was totally believable and touching. I really dug the humor; no punchlines, just funny little bits that flowed naturally from the story. Both kids were fantastic. Every scene with Oskar and Eli was gold. The score was beautifully done. Even an attacking gang of fucking CGI cats didn't bother me.

Superlatives are all I got for this one. Can't wait to see it again.
post #2 of 457
Loved it. Eli was a big cutie for being a little blood sucking monster...
post #3 of 457
...

She's 12.
post #4 of 457
Hey man, I can say she's a cute kid. She is.
post #5 of 457
Is there a schedule for a wider release? The official site has no information.
post #6 of 457
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Originally Posted by devincf View Post
...

She's 12.
Awkward...

Is there an embargo on official reviews for this?
post #7 of 457
Eagerly awaiting the day this plays outside festivals.
My local arthouse place doesn't have it on the schedules yet, but I suspect (and hope) it's their kind of thing.
post #8 of 457
Awkward...

I really can't understand a world where I can't say a little girl is cute. That's messed up.
post #9 of 457
Saw this again tonight with a friend. Loved it even more. The ending is possibly the most hell yeah moment this year.
post #10 of 457
Where the hell is this being shown? Dying to see it..
post #11 of 457
November 7
San Diego, CA: Hillcrest Cinemas
Washington, DC: E Street Cinema

November 14
San Francisco, CA: Embarcadero Center Cinema
Chicago, IL: Landmark's Century Centre Cinema
Cambridge, MA: Kendall Square Cinema
Baltimore, MD: Charles Theatre
Minneapolis, MN: Lagoon Cinema
Philadelphia, PA: Ritz at the Bourse
Nashville, TN: Belcourt Theatre
Seattle, WA: Varsity Theatre

November 21
Denver, CO: Mayan Theatre
Providence, RI: Avon Cinema

November 28
Santa Fe, NM: The Screen

December 12
Hartford, CT: Real Art Ways Cinema
post #12 of 457
God, I wanna see this now!
Good Swedish horror movies don't grow on trees.
post #13 of 457
This may be the first Swedish film I've ever seen.
post #14 of 457
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This may be the first Swedish film I've ever seen.
Never got into Bergman, then?
post #15 of 457
Just saw this movie. Fantastic film, sweet and coldly beautiful. A vampire movie that makes something new in that tired genre, but above all a really touching love story between two innocent and dark kids.
post #16 of 457
Just saw it this evening at a festival in NC. Every syllable of the hype on this movie is deserved. Go in as unspoiled as possible.

Also saw Not Quite Hollywood. Righteous.
post #17 of 457
Its taking ages for the film to show up in cinemas here in Sweden. Waiting sucks.
post #18 of 457
I saw it two days ago at the same film festival (Escapism is the name of it) that Double Ought Sven went to. Great movie, lived up to the hype. Whoever played Eli is right up there with "The Exorcist's" Linda Blair as one of the best child performances in a horror film. Plus, that swimming pool scene near the end (I won't give anything away) was just amazing.
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post #20 of 457
I'd love to read the review Alex, but I just skipped to the end for the score. At this point I want to avoid all I can about the movie and see it with fresh eyes.
post #21 of 457
Fair enough, although I really tried to stay away from spoilers. But I can understand.
post #22 of 457
Fuck me. I missed it at Fantasia last summer.
post #23 of 457
A good friend of mine from Sweden scored an interview with the author of the novel and the screenplay. Check it out: http://www.aintitcool.com/node/38839

Haven't seen the film yet, and I want to see it badly.
post #24 of 457
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Originally Posted by Alex Riviello View Post
Badass. Thank you. Just bought tickets for the lady and I on Friday at the Sunset 5. See you there, biatch!
post #25 of 457
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Originally Posted by Miyazaki View Post
November 7
San Diego, CA: Hillcrest Cinemas
Washington, DC: E Street Cinema

November 14
San Francisco, CA: Embarcadero Center Cinema
Chicago, IL: Landmark's Century Centre Cinema
Cambridge, MA: Kendall Square Cinema
Baltimore, MD: Charles Theatre
Minneapolis, MN: Lagoon Cinema
Philadelphia, PA: Ritz at the Bourse
Nashville, TN: Belcourt Theatre
Seattle, WA: Varsity Theatre

November 21
Denver, CO: Mayan Theatre
Providence, RI: Avon Cinema

November 28
Santa Fe, NM: The Screen

December 12
Hartford, CT: Real Art Ways Cinema
Austin's not getting this?

That's fucked up.
post #26 of 457
Damn you, Riviello.

Great review, sir.
post #27 of 457
Riviello was right. See this.

More input later, need sleepy.
post #28 of 457
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Austin's not getting this?

That's fucked up.
I wouldn't say that's an official list that's on the official website, as I unexpectedly found out yesterday that Orlando's arty theatre, the Enzian, will be showing this movie for a week engagement, starting on Halloween. So, I wouldn't give up hope that your town will eventually get it. It seems like Austin gets just about everything, so I'd be surprised if the movie never reaches that area.
post #29 of 457
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Originally Posted by Jared Melton View Post
Austin's not getting this?

That's fucked up.
We'll get it. It's not on that list, but Tim League has said himself it will be coming back to the Drafthouse. Fear not.
post #30 of 457
If ever a gory vampire film could be called "lovely and poetic", it's this one. Atmospheric, moody and at times, kind of charming. I really liked this a lot. It's good. It's Pan's Labyrinth good.

I already dread the impending Hollywood remake which will recast the kids as 17 year-olds and have a soundtrack by My Chemical Romance.
post #31 of 457
The American Remake is truly fucked. And as for this film I see it as a complement to Devil's Backbone.

And the word needs to be spread on this. For a non-horror guy like me. This was great as it wasn't gory at all. (Except for one scene) but talk about the great use of sound. In my view, that's where the money must have gone.

And this movie certainly answers one of the great questions about vampire lore. As to what it is and what happens. For the love of god see the movie!
post #32 of 457
I will be making a serious effort to get back and see this again before it disappears from LA. Fantastic.

I just love the thought of living somewhere buried in snow and curling up with your significant other late one night to watch this. The beautiful burgeoning love story outside the horror elements is what really makes this movie great.
post #33 of 457
amazing.yep.

are spoilers allowed in this thread?





because i'm confused about eli's gender.
post #34 of 457
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Originally Posted by le Stephanois View Post
amazing.yep.

are spoilers allowed in this thread?





because i'm confused about eli's gender.
I'm assuming ex-male now eunuch based on the scene where Oskar was peeking in on Eli dressing.
post #35 of 457
Loved it.

Does anyone know when the story is supposed to take place? The Rubiks cube and Brezhnev reference would place it in the early 80's?
post #36 of 457
Spoilers:

It takes place in 1982. And she said she wasn't a girl. She meant that in the most obvious way possible.
post #37 of 457
So I shouldn't pay attention to Owen Glieberman's review in Entertainment Weekly?
post #38 of 457
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Originally Posted by Bloody Wanker View Post
So I shouldn't pay attention to Owen Glieberman's review in Entertainment Weekly?
Wow, that's possibly the dumbest review I've read in a long time.

"it's too quiet, lol, and like, the kids are weird and nobody rlly goescrazy and strips or says fuck a lot or gets drunk and tortures anyone liek in my favorite movie Halloween by Rob Zombie"
post #39 of 457
That review reads like he fell asleep during the movie. Say what you want about the film, but it's perfectly coherent. SPOILERS : As soon as the old man asked Eli not to visit Oskar I knew exactly where it was going. It's pretty much THE HUNGER with kids.
post #40 of 457
Yeah, Glieberman's reviews have really been pissing me off lately. Between them and EW slowly changing to a copy of US magazine, I'm pretty sure I'll be cancelling my subscription.

Back to the movie, I really hope this opens a little wider at some point and comes to Omaha. Should I track down a copy of the book in the mean time?
post #41 of 457
more spoilers:it appears that in the book,there is an explanation about how eli is turned into a vampire,which includes a brutal,ritualistic, genital removal...scene.also,the guy who helps kill victims for her is a pedophile,and in return for feeding her she lets him hold her in his arms while he sleeps.of course it can go no further than that because...there's nothing going on down there.
post #42 of 457
So...(spoilers, I guess, what the fuck): why are you calling Eli a "she" if Eli had something...removed. And not just, y'know, sewn up?
post #43 of 457
uhh well: because it's less confusing?or more confusing?either way,eli is an IT,much like godzilla
post #44 of 457
So is the book good? So much of the film was the way it told the story.
post #45 of 457
i've heard good things SPOILERS:i heard these good things on the imdb boards
post #46 of 457
I've got just over two weeks until I see the film, and I'm wondering if I should read the book.
post #47 of 457
Great movie. I'm always amazed when kids put in performances like this. You so often see kids just saying the lines. I don't know if the difference is the direction or that these kids are just good actors.
post #48 of 457
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Originally Posted by James Kimbell View Post
I've got just over two weeks until I see the film, and I'm wondering if I should read the book.
It sounds like the plot is the same, so if you don't want it spoiled I'd say no. But honestly this movie is not about the plot.
post #49 of 457
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Originally Posted by Aquafresh View Post
But honestly this movie is not about the plot.
Exactly.
post #50 of 457
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Originally Posted by Jake View Post
I'm assuming ex-male now eunuch based on the scene where Oskar was peeking in on Eli dressing.
SPECULATION: She's not human but due to her appearance I always view her as female rather than male. But these are semantics really.



As for the setting, was anyone else thinking when it began it was set around the present day? I did not notice it was set in the past until the Rubik's cube and the Brezhnev reference comes up. Then it becomes clearer that it's the past.
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