The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1

Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Sexy honeymoon, disturbing pregnancy dominate vampire tale.

PG-13 2011 117 minutes

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age 14+

Based on 78 reviews

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age 13+

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age 14+

It's good, but not for kids!

So... I watched this when I was 12, and my entire family was surprised by how much more inappropriate it was than the first 3. The story has several objectionable points: the 42 minute honeymoon, (which isn't that graphic but it's more than expected) the birth scene out of a horror movie, swearing, various fights, and more. (You can easily skip the 4 minute birth scene, but, come on, the honeymoon is 42 minutes!) As we left off Bella and Edward in Eclipse, they were about to get married. That happens in Breaking Dawn, and the wedding is probably the most humorous part of the entire saga. So, after the wedding they go on this really romantic retreat in Brazil or something. And then Bella gets pregnant with a half human, half vampire baby later known as Renesme Carlie Cullen. I really liked the movie but it was 100% for older kids. Overall a good film.
age 11+

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