Friday, March 20, 2009
Let The Right One In (Swedish Film) 2008
Well, Netflex finally relented and sent me a film that I had been reading about for the last two months. This is a winner, film lovers. Maybe you think that there is nothing new for the vampire genre, but you are wrong. No fangs, no garlic and although there are scenes that will quicken your heartbeat, the gore is minimal. Instead, there is a marvelous tale, filled with intelligence, wit and pathos. Damn, I need to see it again. Among the images that I can't forget is the "cat attack" the "suicide by sunlight" and the swimming pool scene. I'm trying to avoid "spoiler comments," but it is hard. One thing impresses me. "Let the Right One In" owes nothing to Hollywood. The only film that it reminded me of is an excellent Spanish film called "the Devil's Backbone." I would like to discuss this one! I just checked the Rotten Tomatoes critics rating and "Let The Right One In" got a whooping 97% approval rating. It has been a while since I saw one that high!