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Still shot from the movie: Twilight.

Twilight

Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) can't seem to help being curious and attracted to her classmate Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson). But as she begins to unravel his secrets, she finds herself drawn into a mysterious and dangerous world full of vampires and bloodthirsty assassins. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: C
Violence: C+
Sexual Content: B
Language: B+
Drugs/Alcohol: C+
Run Time: 122
Theater Release: 21 Nov 2008
Video Release: 21 Mar 2009
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

Like many other films, plays and stories, this script is based on a pursuit of forbidden love. Why are these types of relationships often seen as an exciting alternative to the average girl or boy-next-door love story? What problems are implicitly parts of this kind of romance?

Bella continually expresses her trust in Edward. Are there, however, times when trust can be misguided? What responsibility does Bella have to help Edward stay true to his convictions? Do you think she enhances or hampers his ability to honor her faith in him?

The challenge with bringing a well-known novel to the big screen is choosing the actors. What do you like about the performers that were chosen? What do you dislike? Who would have been your choice for the parts? Do you think the screenplay did justice to the book?

Fans of Stephenie Meyer’s novels can find the complete series (Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse and Breaking Dawn) at their local library or bookstore.

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