Let Me In is not a vampire film, but a tale about the relationship of two misfits that find love and trust in a world of evil. Would it be cliche to say that the connection between Chloe Moretz and Kodi Smit-McPhee was that of Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman in Casablanca? The tweens' acting abilities alone are phenomenal. The twitch and whispers of the misunderstood, bullied Owen (Smit-McPhee) to the untainted yet sensual smirks and stares of Abby (Moretz), these two make the film amazing. Their characters know deep down that they should not be friends, but in this contemporary spin on Romeo and Juliet, the two confide in each other and form a bond. They rely on one another, both unable to survive (almost literally and metaphorically) without the other. The film, at times, moves a bit slow, but with it's lofty storyline and brilliant characters (much like Where the Wild Things Are) Let Me In should not to be missed.
Although this is considered romance, it's safe to say that Let Me In leans to the horror genre, too with it's tactful scenes of mutilation (oxymoron?) like that in The Wolf Man to it's frightening storyline of the commitment to a lifelong task made at such a young age before one can comprehend the audacity and consequences of said task.
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