This is a beautiful film about the stories of four people who are all connected in some way. It's very real and brings tears to your eyes in some of the scenes. There's a scene with a deaf Japanese girl who is at a club with her friends and a guy she likes. She's dancing and sees her friend kiss that guy and during the scene it is silent to show you her point of view since she can't hear. It just felt real and I could really understand her emotions. Great director, great performances, great film.
When the Swedish original, Let the Right One in, came out, I absolutely loved it. When I heard there was going to be an American remake, I was not excited. I thought the original would be ruined. I looked up the actors for it and wasn't as disappointed and then it came out with amazing reviews. I put it in my netflix queue to see what all the hype was about. Wow! It really was amazing. The american version even seemed a bit more evil in some ways. I didn't catch from the Swedish version that she kind of had a strategy to replace her old caretaker with a new one. Brilliant in so many ways.