Starring: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Billy Burke, Peter Facinelli, Elizabeth Reaser, Cam Gigandet, Ashley Greene, Christian Serratos, Anna Kendrick, Nikki Reed, Kellan Lutz, Jackson Rathbone, Michael Welch, Gil Birmingham, Justin Chon, Rachelle Lefevre
OUR RATING: ★★★☆☆
Romantic fantasy based on Stephenie Meyer’s novel of the same name, directed by Catherine Hardwicke. The story follows high school student Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart), who after she moves from sunny Arizona to rainy Washington state meets Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson), a handsome but mysterious teen whose eyes seem to peer directly into her soul. Edward is a vampire whose family does not drink blood, and Bella, far from being frightened, enters into a dangerous romance with her immortal soulmate.
Best Quotes (Total Quotes: 71)
Isabella Swan: [narrating] I’d never given much thought to how I would die. But dying in the place of someone I love seems like a good way to go.
Charlie Swan: Your hair’s longer
Isabella Swan: Hmm? I cut it since the last time I saw you.
Charlie Swan: Oh. I guess it grew out again.
Billy Black: See, I told you she’d love it. I’m down with the kids.
Charlie Swan: Oh, yeah, dude. You’re the bomb.
Isabella Swan: I’m kind of the “suffer in silence” type.
Eric Yorkie: Woh, woh! Chillax! No feature!
Jessica Stanley: Hey you’re from Arizona right?
Isabella Swan: Yeah.
Jessica Stanley: Aren’t people from Arizona supposed to be like, really tan?
Isabella Swan: Yeah, maybe, that’s why they kicked me out.
Eric Yorkie: Hey, Mikey – you met my home girl, Bella
Mike Newton: Oh, you-yo-your home girl?
Eric Yorkie: Yeah.
Mike Newton: Yeah?
Mike Newton: My girl.
[kissed Bella’s cheek, and pulls Mike’s chair out from under him]
Tyler Crowley: Sorry I had to ruin your game, Mike.
Jessica Stanley: Oh, my God, it’s like, the first grade all over again, you’re the shiny new toy.
Angela Weber: Smile!
[Takes a photo]
Isabella Swan: Okay.
Angela Weber: Sorry, I needed a candid for the feature
Eric Yorkie: The Feature’s dead Angela, don’t bring it up again!
Isabella Swan: It’s okay, I just…
Eric Yorkie: I-I got your back baby.
Angela Weber: I guess we’ll just run another editorial on Teen Drinking.
Isabella Swan: You know, you could always go for eating disorders? Speedo padding on the swim team.
Angela Weber: Actually, that’s a good one.
Jessica Stanley: Kirk right?
Angela Weber: Kirk.
Jessica Stanley: That’s exactly what I thought.
Angela Weber: We’re talking “Olympic Sized”.
Jessica Stanley: There’s no way, he’s so skinny, it doesn’t make sense.
Angela Weber: Totally.
Isabella Swan: Who are they?
Angela Weber: The Cullens.
Jessica Stanley: They’re, um, Dr. and Mrs. Cullen’s foster kids. They moved down here from Alaska, like, a few years ago.
Angela Weber: They kind of keep to themselves.
Jessica Stanley: Yeah, because they’re all together, like together together. Uh, the blonde girl, that’s Rosalie, and the big dark-haired guy, Emmett, they’re like a thing. I’m not even sure that’s legal.
Angela Weber: Jess, they’re not actually related.
Jessica Stanley: Yeah, but they live together. It’s weird and, okay, the little dark-haired girl is Alice. She’s really weird, and, um, she’s with Jasper, the blonde one who looks like he’s in pain. I mean, Dr. Cullen’s like this foster dad slash match maker.
Angela Weber: Maybe he’ll adopt me.
[Edward enters school cafeteria]
Isabella Swan: Who’s he?
Jessica Stanley: That’s Edward Cullen. He’s totally gorgeous, obviously. But apparently, no one here is good enough for him. Like I care. Anyway, don’t waste your time.
Isabella Swan: I wasn’t planning on it.
Eric Yorkie: So I was wondering if you have a da…
[shakes wet hat over Bella’s head]
Mike Newton: ‘Sup Arizona? How you liking the rain, girl?
Eric Yorkie: Yeah, Mike, you’re real cute. You know that?
[Edward pushes microscope towards Bella]
Edward Cullen: Ladies first.
Isabella Swan: You were gone.
Edward Cullen: Yeah, um, I was out of town for a couple of days, personal reasons.
[Bella pushes microscope towards Edward]
Isabella Swan: Uh, prophase.
Edward Cullen: Do you mind if I, uh, look?
[Bella shakes her head]
Edward Cullen: It’s prophase.
Isabella Swan: Like I said.
Edward Cullen: So you enjoying the rain?
Edward Cullen: What?
Isabella Swan: You’re asking me about the weather?
Edward Cullen: Yeah, I guess I am.
Isabella Swan: Well, I don’t really like the rain. Any cold, wet thing, I don’t really…
Isabella Swan: What?
Edward Cullen: Nothing, uh…
Edward Cullen: It’s, uh, anaphase.
Isabella Swan: You mind if I check?
Edward Cullen: Sure.
Isabella Swan: Anaphase.
Edward Cullen: [smiles] Like I said.
Edward Cullen: If you hate cold and rain, why move to the wettest place in the continental U.S.
Isabella Swan: It’s complicated.
Edward Cullen: I’m sure I can keep up.
Edward Cullen: Why didn’t you move with your mother and Phil?
Isabella Swan: Well, Phil’s a minor league baseball player, and, uh, he travels a lot, and my mom s-stayed home with me, but I knew it made her unhappy, so I figured I’d stay with my dad for a while.
Edward Cullen: And now you’re unhappy.
Isabella Swan: No.
Edward Cullen: I’m sorry, I’m just, I’m just trying to figure you out, you’re very difficult for me to read.
Isabella Swan: Hey did you get contacts?
Edward Cullen: No.
Isabella Swan: Your eyes were, black the last time I saw you, and now they’re like, golden brown.
Edward Cullen: Yeah, I know it’s the, uh, it’s the fluorescents. Ugh.
[Edward suddenly walks away]
[after Edward stops Tyler’s van’s from hitting Bella]
Tyler Crowley: Bella, I’m so sorry I panicked!
Isabella Swan: Can I talk to you for a minute?
[Edward walks away from Carlisle and Rosalie and walks over to Bella]
Edward Cullen: What?
Isabella Swan: How did you get over to me so fast?
Edward Cullen: I was standing right next to you Bella.
Isabella Swan: No. You were next to your car, across the lot.
Edward Cullen: No, I wasn’t.
Isabella Swan: Yes, you were.
Edward Cullen: Bella you hit your head. I think you’re confused.
Isabella Swan: I know what I saw.
Edward Cullen: And what exactly was that.
Isabella Swan: You stopped the van. You pushed it away with you hand.
Edward Cullen: Well, nobody’s going to believe you so.
Isabella Swan: I wasn’t going to tell anybody. I just need to know the truth.
Edward Cullen: Can’t you just thank me and get over it.
Isabella Swan: Thank you.
Edward Cullen: You’re not going to let this go are you?
Isabella Swan: No.
Edward Cullen: Well then I hope you enjoy disappointment.
Isabella Swan: [narrating] That was the first night I dreamed of Edward Cullen.
Mike Newton: Look at you, huh? You’re alive!
Edward Cullen: What’s in Jacksonville
Isabella Swan: How did you know about that?
Edward Cullen: You didn’t answer my question
Isabella Swan: Well, you don’t answer any of mine, so. I mean you don’t even say hi to me.
Edward Cullen: Hi.
Isabella Swan: Are you going tell me how you stopped the van?
Edward Cullen: Yeah. I had an adrenaline rush. It’s very common. You can google it
Isabella Swan: Floridians. That what’s in Jacksonville.
Edward Cullen: At least would you watch where you walk?
Edward Cullen: Look, I’m sorry if I’m being rude all the time. I just think it’s the best way.
Jessica Stanley: Bella! Guess who just asked me to prom. I totally thought Mike was going to ask you, actually. Um, it’s not going to be weird though, right?
Isabella Swan: No, no. Zero weirdness. You guys are great together.
Jessica Stanley: I know, right?
Edward Cullen: Bella we shouldn’t be friends.
Isabella Swan: You really should have figured that out a little earlier. I mean why didn’t you let the crush me and saved yourself all this regret.
Edward Cullen: What you think I regret saving you?
Isabella Swan: I can see that you do. I just, I don’t know why.
Edward Cullen: [furious] You don’t know anything.
Edward Cullen: Edible art?
[Bella knocks over the apple and Edward kicks it up and catches it]
Edward Cullen: Bella.
Isabella Swan: Thanks. You know your mood swings are kind of giving me whiplash.
Edward Cullen: I only said it’d be better if we weren’t friends, not that I didn’t want to be.
Isabella Swan: What does that mean?
Edward Cullen: It means if you were smart, you’d stay away from me.
Isabella Swan: Okay well let’s say for argument sake that I’m not smart, would you tell me the truth?
Edward Cullen: No probably not.
[Bella turns away slightly angry]
Edward Cullen: I’d rather hear your theories.
Isabella Swan: I have considered radioactive spiders and kryptonite.
Edward Cullen: That’s all superhero stuff right? But what if I’m not the hero? What if I am the bad guy?
Isabella Swan: You’re not. I can see what you’re trying to put off, but I can see that it’s just to keep people away from you. It’s a mask.
Jessica Stanley: You guys should keep Bella company. Um, her date bailed.
Eric Yorkie: What date?
Isabella Swan: So what are they really?
Jacob Black: It’s just a story, Bella.
Edward Cullen: I should go back there and rip those guys’ heads off.
Isabella Swan: Um, No, you shouldn’t.
Edward Cullen: You don’t know the vile, repulsive things they were thinking.
Isabella Swan: And you do?
Edward Cullen: It’s not hard to guess.
Edward Cullen: Can you talk about something else? Distract me so I won’t turn around.
Isabella Swan: You should put your seat belt on.
Edward Cullen: [laughs] You should put your seat belt on!
Isabella Swan: Look, you got to give me some answers.
Edward Cullen: Yes. No. To get to the other side. Uh, 1.77245…
Isabella Swan: I don’t want to know what the square root of pi is.
Edward Cullen: You knew that?
Isabella Swan: Did you follow me?
Edward Cullen: I feel very protective of you.
Isabella Swan: So you followed me.
Edward Cullen: I was trying to keep a distance unless you needed my help and then I heard what those low-lives were thinking.
Isabella Swan: Wait. You say you heard what they were thinking?
Isabella Swan: So what, you read minds?
Edward Cullen: I can read every mind in this room apart from yours. There’s money. Sex. Money. Sex. Cat. And then you, nothing. That’s very frustrating.
Isabella Swan: Is there something wrong with me?
Edward Cullen: See, I tell you I can read minds and you think there’s something wrong with you?
Isabella Swan: What is it?
Edward Cullen: I don’t have the strength to stay away from you anymore.
Isabella Swan: Then don’t.
Isabella Swan: You’re impossibly fast and strong. Your skin is pale white and ice cold. Your eyes change color, and sometimes you speak like you’re from a different time. You never eat or drink anything. You don’t go out in the sunlight. How old are you?
Edward Cullen: Seventeen.
Isabella Swan: How long have you been seventeen?
Edward Cullen: A while.
Isabella Swan: I know what you are.
Edward Cullen: Say it, out loud, say it.
Isabella Swan: Vampire.
Edward Cullen: Are you afraid?
Isabella Swan: No.
Isabella Swan: It’s like diamonds, you’re beautiful.
Edward Cullen: Beautiful? This is the skin of a killer, Bella, I’m a killer.
Isabella Swan: I don’t believe that.
Edward Cullen: That’s because you believe the lie. The camouflage. I’m the world’s most dangerous predator. Everything about me invites you in. My voice, my face, even my smell. As if I would need any of that. As if you could out run me. As if you could fight me off. I’m designed to kill.
Isabella Swan: I don’t care.
Edward Cullen: I’ve killed people before.
Isabella Swan: It doesn’t matter.
Edward Cullen: I wanted to kill you. I’ve never wanted a human’s blood so much in my life.
Isabella Swan: I trust you.
Edward Cullen: Don’t.
Edward Cullen: My family, we’re different from others of our kind. We only hunt animals. We’ve learned to control out thirst but it’s you, your scent, it’s like a drug to me. You’re like you’re my own personal brand of heroin.
Isabella Swan: Why did you hate me so much when we met?
Edward Cullen: I did, only because of wanting you so badly. I still don’t know if I can control myself.
Isabella Swan: I know you can.
Edward Cullen: I can’t read your mind. You have to tell me what you’re thinking.
Isabella Swan: That I’m afraid.
Edward Cullen: Good.
Isabella Swan: I’m not afraid of you. I’m only afraid of losing you, like you’re going to disappear.
Edward Cullen: You don’t know how long I’ve waited for you.
Edward Cullen: And so the lion fell in love with the lamb.
Isabella Swan: What a stupid lamb.
Edward Cullen: What a sick, masochistic lion.
Isabella Swan: [narrating] About three things I was absolutely positive. First, Edward was a vampire. Second, there was a part of him, and I didn’t know how dominant that part might be, that thirsted for my blood. And third, I was unconditionally and irrevocably in love with him.
Isabella Swan: You know everybody’s staring?
Edward Cullen: Not that guy. Uh, no, he just looked. I’m breaking all the rules now anyway. Since I’m going to hell.
[puts arm around Bella]
Total Quotes: 71