This is a fun film to see with a bunch of other Twilight fans, no matter what the age. The film follows the book pretty faithfully, but it helps to have read this book because there's a lot that's left out. The photography is more dreamy. The actors have improved. Since it mainly takes place in Forks, the movie feels dark. Almost a relief to get to Italy. Yes, there's violence. The early scene of a vampire being killed is the most gruesome. A good guy dies because of the vampire Victoria. Bella becomes a thrill seeker, nearly killing herself, in an effort to have Edward near her. The werewolves are thrilling, but not that scary after awhile. As a previous viewer notes, Bella does sometimes make bad choices. She's somewhat independent, and once she makes her mind up, she sticks with her decision. I think her behavior is worth discussing with a teenager. Yes, loosing a boyfriend is bad and can be depressing. But you can overcome that, too. I like the way her friends, of all sorts, try to help her. My personal peeve is the weird way Kristen Stewart talks, sort of out of the corner of her mouth and rather affected. It's a lite vampire romp, enjoy it for what it is.