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Let the Right One In

(Låt den rätte komma in, Sweden, 2008)

A vampire movie! Just what the world needs now, right? This one got very good reviews so I thought we’d give it a try. We lasted 20 minutes. I have sometimes reviewed movies we didn’t finish, but it was always because the movie was either bad or it just didn’t involve me. This one is different. It is dubbed, and I can’t stand dubbed movies. It actually looked pretty interesting, but the horrible, stupid voices out of synch with the lips was, once again, too much of a distraction. Even worse, knowing the movies was Swedish, we had the DVD subtitles on, and the disconnect between what the dubbed voices were saying and what the subs were saying led me to wonder who the hell was writing this shit, and didn’t they ever get together? A thoroughly nasty experience.