Box art for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1

  • Rated PG13
  • HD and SD formats available

drama, romance


In the highly anticipated fourth installment of The Twilight Saga, a marriage, honeymoon and the birth of a child bring unforeseen and shocking developments for Bella and Edward, and those they love.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    24%
  • Audience Score
    59%

common sense

ON for kids age 14
Consumerism
2 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
1 out of 5
Language
2 out of 5
Positive messages
2 out of 5
Positive role models
2 out of 5
Sex
3 out of 5
Violence
4 out of 5

Sexy honeymoon, disturbing pregnancy dominate latest movie.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that this next-to-last installment in the Twilight series is sure to attract throngs of tween, teen, and adult fans of the book-and-film phenomenon. But parents of tweens and younger teens should know that this adaptation faithfully follows the book's mature, disturbing storyline concerning an extremely dangerous pregnancy. Although the action-based violence is mostly confined to a couple of werewolf vs. vampire skirmishes, the birth scene is like something out of a horror film; it's brimming with blood and gore and agonizing pain (though still less than what was in the book). Also, after three movies of abstinence, Bella (Kristen Stewart) and Edward (Robert Pattinson) finally consummate their relationship in a bed-breaking honeymoon scene that shows a lot of skin but nothing R-rated. Families wary of discussing abortion or family planning should know that much of the film deals with those issues. There are also some sad/poignant goodbye scenes.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about Bella and Edward's relationship. Is 18 too young to get married? Should marriage be part of a young adult series aimed at tweens and teens?
  • Is Bella and Edward's romance a positive example for teenagers? What's your take on the mature issues of sexuality, marriage, and family planning that are addressed in the movie? Parents, take this opportunity to talk to your teens about your own family's values when it comes to these topics.
  • Because of her focus on Edward (and, to a lesser degree, Jacob), Bella has been unfavorably compared to other young-adult heroines. Why do you think she and the Twilight series remain so popular, and does this popularity convey messages to girls about girls' roles in relationships?
  • What aspects of the movie were faithful to the book? What scenes are more powerful in the book? In the movie?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

Audience Reviews

0 star

its very likely that ill see this. but i dont want to...

- ColinCostigan8590, Friday, August 6, 2010

2 stars

I usually take my time to make a brief but sustancial opinion of movies, but honestly I was expecting a litle bit more for "The Final "SAGA" (yes " " again)"...c'mon! But not this time...so I'll just say: A wedding long enough to become pregnant.

- sergioogarcia, Sunday, March 4, 2012

2 stars

I usually take my time to make a brief but sustancial opinion of movies, but honestly I was expecting a litle bit more for "The Final "SAGA" (yes " " again)"...c'mon! But not this time...so I'll just say: A wedding long enough to become pregnant.

- sergioogarcia, Sunday, March 4, 2012