Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 parents guide

Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1

Overall C

Twilight fans finally get a chance to attend the much-anticipated wedding of Bella and Edward (Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson). But the young couple's marital bliss doesn't last long. When the bride discovers she is pregnant, the Cullen clan knows the birth of a child will expose them all to an even greater threat from the Volturi vampire council.

Release date November 18, 2011

Violence C-
Sexual Content C
Profanity A-
Substance Use A-

Why is Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 rated PG-13? The MPAA rated Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 PG-13 for disturbing images, violence, sexuality/partial nudity and some thematic elements.

Run Time: 117 minutes

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Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1
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Why is Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 rated PG-13? Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for disturbing images, violence, sexuality/partial nudity and some thematic elements.

Violence: A vampire attacks and kills several criminals (some blood is shown). A character rips apart furniture. Werewolves and vampires fight. Characters threaten others. A pile of bloody, dead wedding guests is seen. Characters are frequently shown covered in blood as the result of injury or childbirth. A character plunges a needle into another person’s heart. A woman’s stomach is cut open with a knife.

Sexual Content: A couple goes skinny-dipping. Characters kiss passionately. A married couple is shown in bed together (The consummation of their marriage includes prolonged scenes of passionate kissing, some sexual movement, bare backs and shoulders and some carefully obscured nudity.) A woman wears a bikini and lingerie.

Language: A profanity is used.

Alcohol / Drug Use: Partygoers make toasts at a wedding.

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Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Sexually Suggestive Scene, Violence.
Alberta PG Disturbing Content, Not Recommended For Young Children.
Manitoba PG Not Recommended for Young Children. Disturbing Content.
Ontario PG Mature Theme, Sexual Content.
Quebec G Not Recommended for Young Children.
Martimes PG
Canadian Home Video PG

News About "Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1"

Cast and Crew

Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 is directed by Bill Condon and stars Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 movie is February 11, 2012. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 - Extended Edition

Release Date: 12 March 2013

If the theatrical length version of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 wasn’t enough for you, there is now an extended edition of the movie releasing to home video. (It offers a running length of 124 minutes instead of 117.) Along with the longer cut of the feature film, the Blu-ray (Blu-ray + Digital Copy + UltraViolet) or DVD (DVD + Digital Copy + UltraViolet)  packages includes an optional directors commentary.

Home Video Notes: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1

Release Date: 11 February 2012

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 releases to home video in a Combo Pack (Blu-ray/DVD) and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1: Bella’s Wedding Dress Edition. Both editions include:

- Commentary by director Bill Condon

- Bella and Edward’s wedding video

- Three Twilight character features: Jacob’s Destiny, Edward Fast Forward and Jacob Fast Forward

- Six-part behind-the-scenes documentary

Related home video titles:

Stephanie Meyer’s characters came to the big screen in the movie Twilight. The ongoing love story between Bella and Edward continues in The Twilight Saga - New Moon and Twilight Saga: Eclipse.

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