You know those women who sit in the front row at serial killers' trials, write letters to serial killers, and sometimes marry serial killers? Yeah. Um. This movie is about a girl who's kinda like that.
But it's irresistable, anyway. First off, it has a very unique setting for a vampire romance; instead of dank alleys in Prague, you're treated to the mossy old-growth splendour of Washington state. Vampires outdoors in broad daylight! What a concept! And instead of being the typical new girl in town (a sullen outcast, mocked by everyone), 17-year-old Bella is immediately adored. She even attracts the attention of pale-but-hot Edward Cullen, who belongs to an extremely weird foster family. Edward and Bella become a couple. As Edward is about 90 years old, this is somewhat pervy (a plus in my book, heh heh). On the down side, I'm pretty sure they won't be able to own any pets if they get married. But there are enough wonderfully unique twists on traditional teen romances and vampire dramas in this film to make it enjoyable even for people who have melanin and don't listen to Morrissey.