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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