Same effect. Swoonage successfully replicated.
My husband came along today, but apparently he's immune to Edward's charms. Although he found some of the plot and characters compelling, he claimed that the film was too long and that the storyline wasn't developed enough. Even though I tried to explain that Twilight is necessarily mostly exposition, in order to establish the dynamics upon which the rest of the series is built, he still wasn't impressed. Well, at least he tried. Being one of maybe three or four men in the nation who have seen the movie counts for something, right?
I, however, once again fell victim to the willing suspension of disbelief. Hook, line, and sinker, baby.
Doesn't this pic remind you of the end of Sixteen Candles?