Rated 3.0

The movie takes place in a sleepy little town in rainy, dark and dismal Washington. Bella (Kristen Stewart) is its newest arrival, taking up residence with her dad. At school, she notices something different about the Cullen family, and she takes immediate interest in the brooding but sexy Edward (Robert Pattinson). While Bella works to figure out what makes Edward different (he’s a vampire, duh!), the Romeo and Juliet love story begins, as do the complications with Edward’s family and other vampires. Stewart is cute and subtle, but at times her character seems downright nutty. Pattinson, for his part, plays a perfect vampire. He’s mysterious looking, and at times it’s hard to tell if he’s just plain weird or actually attractive. The film is narrated by Bella, and it is a sweet story of forbidden romance. But like most movies tailored to teenage girls, Twilight pays more attention to the growing interest between the two main characters—and making sure Edward looks sexy—than the whole vampire thing. Feather River Cinemas, Paradise Cinema 7 and Tinseltown. Rated PG-13