Let the Right One In by Tomas Alfredson

Let the Right One In

Låt den rätte komma in

Tomas Alfredson


I’m not a big fan of vampire movies, but this one succeeds on several levels. The gore/supernatural bits help drive the plot, but are not the central focus. The story unfolds at a natural pace and the key dialog is almost languid. The setup is disarmingly simple: local boy with a schoolyard bully problem and the strange girl who moves in next door. The child actors are nearly perfect. The adults are mostly caricatures, which is not surprising for a story told from a child’s point of view.

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