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

age 13+

Teen fans will love faithful -- if uneven -- adaptation.

PG-13 2008 120 minutes

Parents say

age 11+

Based on 166 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 687 reviews

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age 13+

Oh my goodness

Oh my lord. My daughter has been begging me to watch the movies because it is now popular in her school. I was kind of getting annoying so i just said yes. BIG mistake. My daughter finished all the movies but when i wanted to Hand my daughter a snack, she was watching breaking dawn pt 1 and i walked in on her with a sex scene like come on really?! I told her to turn it off but then later i caught her watching it again and all of a sudden Bella was giving birth in front of her entire family?! I know i might sound over dramatic and my daughter needs to learn these things but I don’t want my daughter to turn out like Bella because Bella is a terrible role model. Do not let your tweens watch the movies!!!

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Too much sex
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age 12+

It's entertaining.

I mean, this movie is no Titanic or Miss Americana, but it does serve its purpose - being entertaining. So entertaining that I watched it 12 times. It's a great sleepover movie - me and my best friend watched this - and it's not meant to be a feminist movie, which a lot of people don't understand. Here is the most frequent complain: Complain: Bella's not a feminist; she doesn't have an option; the relationship is unhealthy. Answer: Bella was never supposed to be the poster girl for feminism! This movie is not Moxie. And if you stick with the entire saga like my family did, you're realize that this is a love story. As you probably know, this story follows human Bella Swan and vampire Edward Cullen. It is based off a best-selling book series. This is the first movie. The movies in order are: Twilight New Moon Eclipse Breaking Dawn Part 1 Breaking Dawn Part 2 The age rating? There's one fight scene near the end that could be easily skipped. The romance isn't more graphic than most PG-13 movies, and there's no language. Overall, this is a great sleepover movie and it's very entertaining.
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