Movie Review: ‘Let Me In’

Let Me In

Director: Matt Reeves

Cast: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Chloe Moretz, Richard Jenkins

The Story: Owen, a lonely, awkward 12-year old boy (Kodi Smit-McPhee), who is on the radar of the school bullies, meets Abby (Chloë Grace Moretz), the new girl who moves into the apartment next door. Even though she immediately tells him, “I can’t be your friend,” the two quickly form a bond.  While Owen’s days are a nightmare, his nights spent with Abby are a blessing… even though he is soon to find she’s a vampire.

Meanwhile, a murder has caught the attention of a police officer (Elias Koteas). He begins to suspect a satanic cult may be the culprits when in actuality, its Abby’s “father” (Richard Jenkins) trying to fresh blood to feed her.

The Actors: Kodi Smit-McPhee (The Road) and Chloe Moretz (Kick-Ass) are both wonderful. Their scenes together are touching, real and the heart of the film. These are two kids who have found what they are missing in each other.

And excellent as always, Richard Jenkins somehow makes us feel sympathetic for him despite the horrible violence commits.

Final Thoughts:  Even thought its billed as a horror movie, I’d classify it more as a drama with horror elements. Owen finds out that Abby is a vampire he doesn’t care. She’s more human to him that the bullies who torture him at school.

The only thing I didn’t like about the film was the special effects. The CGI was just bad.

That being said, this is a great film.

1 Comment

  1. henok

    March 24, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    it is nice movie .i lernt alot also i realized that make relation with some one who is unic is strong than other .thank you!

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