What a cool movie. It's hard not to call Let the Right One In a horror film but it also hardly feels like one. I read a a few reviews right afterward and found it odd that a number of mainstream critics tended to describe the film as grim (“deadly grim” in Ebert's words) I found it rather the opposite, a sort of heartfelt and giddy coming-of-age black comedy. The gentle romance/friendship between the two young leads was honest and realistic (as far as vampire/mortal love affairs go) and hell... they even end up together.
It will be interesting to compare Let the Right One In with the upcoming releases of Twilight and HBO's True Blood. This one is a winning combination of Nosferatu meets My Life as a Dog by way of Heathers.
A totally easy film to recommend and oddly enough also nearly a perfect tweeny movie. Of course the soulless hyper-protective middle-aged Toronto parent cabal would never allow their trophy children to view such a film and that's too bad.