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Breaking Dawn Part One

  • Fantasy
  • Drama
  • 2011
  • Bill Condon
  • 112 mins
  • 12A

Summary

Romantic horror fantasy based on the bestselling books by Stephenie Meyer, starring Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner. Bella and Edward finally marry, but when she becomes pregnant it sets off a devastating and very bloody chain of events that draws old flame Jacob back to defend her.

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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

The fourth and final book in Stephenie Meyer's Twilight saga is split in two for clear commercial reasons, but this first half suffers from bloating, turning it into bland, ponderous melodrama. Covering the lavish marriage of Bella (Kristen Stewart) to her undead lover Edward (Robert Pattinson), their Rio honeymoon and her pregnancy, director Bill Condon's over-reverential and plodding instalment goes from cheesy romance in the over-extended "wedding of the century" scene-setter to an It's Alive ending. While all the lead actors have got their roles down pat by now, a certain ennui has set in that's not helped by the banal dialogue and thin plotting in Melissa Rosenberg's dutifully dogged script. Twihards will no doubt love the movie irrespective of its flaws, insipid pop soundtrack and focus on muscles and glamour over acting talent. But this absurdly self-serious, vapid vampire love story sadly comes off as nothing more than a parody of the fine first film.

Credits

Cast

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Bella SwanKristen Stewart
Edward CullenRobert Pattinson
Jacob BlackTaylor Lautner
Charlie SwanBilly Burke
Dr Carlisle CullenPeter Facinelli
Aro VolturiMichael Sheen
Alice CullenAshley Greene
Rosalie HaleNikki Reed
Jasper HaleJackson Rathbone
Jessica StanleyAnna Kendrick
Irina DenaliMaggie Grace
CaiusJamie Campbell Bower
Carmen DenaliMia Maestro
Tanya DenaliMyAnna Buring
ReneeSarah Clarke

Crew

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DirectorBill Condon

Details

Theatrical distributor
E1 Entertainment
Released on
2011-11-18
Languages
English | Portuguese
Guidance
edited for violence
Available on
DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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