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"THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN - PART 1"
(2011) (Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson) (PG-13)


Alcohol/Drugs Moderate
Blood/Gross Stuff Extreme
Disrespectful/Bad Attitude Heavy
Frightening/Tense Scenes Heavy
Gun/Weapons None
Imitative Behavior Moderate
Jump Scenes Moderate
Music (Scary/Tense) Heavy
Music (Inappropriate) None
Profanity Minor
Sex/Nudity Heavy
Smoking None
Tense Family Scenes Heavy
Topics to Talk About Heavy
Violence Heavy


QUICK TAKE:
Drama/Horror: A male vampire and a human female wed and conceive a child that threatens the mother's health and could lead to war with a local pack of werewolves.
PLOT:
Vampire Edward Cullen (ROBERT PATTINSON) and human teenager Bella Swan (KRISTEN STEWART) are finally about to get married. The film opens with all of their family and friends receiving invitations to the pending nuptials. Edward's vampire family of husband-and-wife Carlisle and Esme (PETER FACINELLI and ELIZABETH REASER) and siblings Alice, Emmett, Jasper, and Rosalie (ASHLEY GREENE, KELLAN LUTZ, JACKSON RATHBONE, and NIKKI REED) are supportive. Bella's mother, Renee (SARAH CLARKE), is elated. Her father, Charlie (BILLY BURKE), is unsure but agrees to walk her down the aisle. Heartbroken is Jacob (TAYLOR LAUTNER), who becomes distraught when he learns that the two plan to have extremely risky sex on their honeymoon before Edward transforms Bella into a vampire.

The honeymoon is a beautiful one, on a private island off the coast of Brazil. Edward and Bella's lovemaking is wonderful. But Edward shuts down when he sees that he has bruised Bella badly during intercourse. Before long, he is even more distraught to learn that Bella is pregnant with his child. The fetus develops at a rapid rate and puts Bella's life at risk. She vows to carry the baby to full term even if it's at the cost of her own life.

Meanwhile, Jacob's werewolf tribe under the leadership of alpha male Sam (CHASKE SPENCER) learns of the vampire-human hybrid and fears it will be a scourge on all of humanity. The tribe vows to kill the baby once it's born, but Jacob goes against them and recruits fellow wolves Seth (BOOBOO STEWART) and Sue (ALEX RICE). A bloody delivery is followed by a tense standoff between bloodsuckers and wolves.

WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
Yes. The "Twilight" movies and books have a huge following among teens.
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: PG-13
For disturbing images, violence, sexuality/partial nudity and some thematic elements.
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