Director: Matt Reeves. Cast: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Chloe Moretz, Richard Jenkins, Elias Koteas. 116 min. Rated R. UK/USA. Drama/Fantasy/Horror.
One of those rare instances where the Hollywood remake is as good (or even better) than the original. Based on the Swedish horror movie, Let the Right One In, this story involves the strange relationship between two adolescents: a boy, and maybe a girl. The movie's dark tones are right on target, it adds a few interesting touches to the original, and Moretz regained my respect after the disappointment of Kick-Ass (she claims here she's not a girl, and during the first half, she seriously looks like a boy). Just not sure why the movie is set in the 80s.
PS: I love the tagline: "Innocence dies. Abby doesn't."