Twilight Review: Swooningly True to the Book

The film of vampire romance Twilight is swooningly true to the book


Edward (Pattinson) moves on Bella (Stewart) for the kill — sorry, the kiss

You needn't read Twilight, Stephenie Meyer's best seller, to know where its secret pulses reside. Just see the movie version and listen to the reactions of the girls in the theater (TIME surveys the fangirls behind the Twilight phenomenon). There's an audible shiver as they first spy the teen vampire Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson), his impossibly gorgeous face caked in a mime's pallor, sitting in biology class next to young Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart). When he holds an apple in his hands to present to her — the novel's cover image — the girls emit an awestruck...

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