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The Twilight Saga: New Moon [2009] (1 disc)
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Director:Chris Weitz
Writer:Melissa Rosenberg
Composer:Alexandre Desplat
Length:130 minutes
(2 hours 10 minutes)
MPAA Rating:PG-13
Sorting Category:Fantasy
IMDB Rating:4.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:28%
Amazon Rating:4.0/5 stars
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Synopsis: Edward leaves Bella after an attack on her birthday, and in her depression she falls into yet another paranormal relationship—this time with Jacob Black.


Reaction: Even more angsty, and pretty slow to develop, but it could be worse.


Personal Rating: 5/10

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Chris Weitz => Director
Melissa Rosenberg => Writer
Alexandre Desplat => Composer
Stephenie Meyer => Novel
Alex Meraz => Paul
Anna Kendrick => Jessica
Ashley Greene => Alice Cullen
Billy Burke => Charlie Swan
Bronson Pelletier => Jared
Cam Gigandet => James (archive footage)
Cameron Bright => Alec
Charlie Bewley => Demetri
Chaske Spencer => Sam Uley
Christian Serratos => Angela
Christina Jastrzembska => Gran
Christopher Heyerdahl => Marcus
Dakota Fanning => Jane
Daniel Cudmore => Felix
Edi Gathegi => Laurent
Elizabeth Reaser => Esme Cullen
Gil Birmingham => Billy Black
Graham Greene => Harry Clearwater
Jackson Rathbone => Jasper Hale
Jamie Campbell Bower => Caius
Justin Chon => Eric
Kellan Lutz => Emmett Cullen
Kiowa Gordon => Embry Call
Kristen Stewart => Bella Swan
Michael Adamthwaite => Chet
Michael Sheen => Aro
Michael Welch => Mike
Nikki Reed => Rosalie Hale
Peter Facinelli => Dr. Carlisle Cullen
Rachelle Lefevre => Victoria
Robert Pattinson => Edward Cullen
Taylor Lautner => Jacob Black
Tinsel Korey => Emily
Tyson Houseman => Quil Ateara

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • After months of speculation and rumors, director Chris Weitz and the novel's author, Stephenie Meyer, confirmed on her official website that Taylor Lautner would be reprising his role as Jacob Black. It was doubted as the filmmakers feared he would not be able to become fit enough in time. However, he was given the go-ahead after gaining 26 pounds of muscle.
  • Each member of the wolf pack had to have papers proving their Native descent. Chaske Spencer is Lakota (Sioux), Bronson Pelletier is Cree-Metis, Alex Meraz is Purepecha (Tarasco), Kiowa Gordon is Hualapai, and Tyson Houseman, who was discovered at an open casting call, is Cree.
  • During the filming of Bella's birthday party, Jackson Rathbone got so into character that both Peter Facinelli and Kellan Lutz had to hold him back. During one of the takes, Elizabeth Reaser was knocked to the ground.
  • Because it took 36 hours to turn Nikki Reed's brown hair blond, it was reported that she would wear a wig to play Rosalie.
  • Director Chris Weitz said this was an easier process than his other film The Golden Compass as he found "a lot less interference from Summit Entertainment and a lot more understanding of the books than New Line had of The Golden Compass" - which Chris said ended up being "completely re-cut" by the studio. He thinks that Summit Entertainment "understands the importance of the [Twilight] books - members of which who have read the books and appreciate them - not just see them as engines of possible profit".
  • Jamie Campbell Bower, who stars as Volturi member Caius, originally auditioned for the role of Edward Cullen in Twilight.
  • {New Moon} is Robert Pattinson's favorite book in the [Twilight] series.
  • Summit Entertainment greenlit this sequel one day after Twilight had opened in theaters.
  • Broke the record for the biggest one-day gross in the US with $72.7 million. Former record holder was The Dark Knight.
  • Just before Jacob almost kisses Bella, he says "Kwop kilawtley", which means "stay with me forever" in Quileute.
  • Throughout Twilight, Kristen Stewart wears brown contact lenses in order to match Bella's eyes. The same is true of New Moon, except for one scene. In the Jacob/Bella "break-up" scene outside of Jacob's house. In this scene, Stewart did not wear lenses due, instead her brown eyes are actually CG applied during post-production. This was because the large amounts of rain kept affecting her lenses.
  • Most of Anna Kendrick's dialog when Jessica and Bella leave the movie theater was improvised.
  • The scene where a near-death Bella is sinking into the depths was achieved by putting weights in the actress's pockets and letting her sink in a swimming pool. Kristen Stewart was apprehensive about this, so director Chris Weitz demonstrated, to show that there was nothing to be afraid of. As soon as he hit the bottom, he panicked, pulled the weights out of his pockets, and resurfaced, saying "We can't do that to Kristen!" They filmed her from the side and moved the camera backwards to achieve the effect of sinking.