The Lovely Bones

2009

Action / Drama / Fantasy / Thriller

212
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 31%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 52%
IMDb Rating 6.7 10 138314

Synopsis


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Cast

Saoirse Ronan as Susie Salmon
Rachel Weisz as Abigail Salmon
Rose McIver as Lindsey Salmon
Mark Wahlberg as Jack Salmon
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901.05 MB
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English
PG-13
23.976 fps
2hr 15 min
P/S 4 / 29
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English
PG-13
23.976 fps
2hr 15 min
P/S 7 / 75

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Felicity 5 / 10

So so

The premise I think is great and somewhat original, but the execution is not quite there at the end.

If you like the movie Ghost, you will definitely like this movie because it is the young adult version with a bit of Bridge to Terabithia vibes to it.

What I didn't like about the film is that most of the characters are kind of one dimensional, even the main character Susie seems kind of flat. And the neighbor/gay psycho killer didn't really do it for me either. He wasn't very convincing to me as being the killer of young girls (maybe little boys). He had the creepy vibe down but I couldn't help but feel like it would have been better to have another actor play the part...preferably one that actually looks like he would go after young girls/women or perhaps someone who wouldn't have looked the part like Bradley Cooper or Ryan Gosling...the unusual suspects.

I also wished they would have given a bit more background as to why he went after young girls. And their justice wasn't satisfying enough. I was hoping he would have been caught and beat to a bloody pulp in jail and died that way but at least he did die a horrible death although the fall didn't look natural.

It's onw of those movies you watch once and don't watch it again for years.

Reviewed by scorpiowriter 9 / 10

LOVED IT--Beautiful CGI. And I hate CGI!

Really powerful, beautiful film. Yes, the underlying theme is frightening, but this is in no way a 'horror' film. It's a story about life, death, the Afterlife, vengeance, love, and ultimately, hope for justice.

I decided to watch this movie because my father died today and I wanted to think about what it's like to be dead and 'in between' worlds. This movie really touched me and even inspired a few tears.

The acting is overall, great. I feel that Rachel Weiss looked FAR too young in this film to be Susie's mother...she looked like an older sister. All of the characters are interesting in their own right. Susie's sister is a great character, as well. I thought Stanley Tucci's character looked so much like Javier Bardem I couldn't recognize him until I read the credits!

Really enjoyed the music.

And the CGI...I normally HATE CGI because I grew up in the 70's and 80's so I'm used to people in costumes, etc...those seem more 'real' than all the CGI 'monsters' they use nowadays. In this movie, CGI is used in a wonderful, beautiful and touching manner.

Loved it, and recommend it highly.

Reviewed by d b 8 / 10

Controversial but good

There are only mild "spoilers" in this review, so if you haven't seen it yet, you can read this without it ruining the movie for you. This film will always be remembered as the breakout role for the incredible Saoirse Ronan. It will also be remembered as one of the most controversial films ever made. People tend to break off into two camps: Team Salmon or Team Harvey.

It starts off innocently enough: a boy-crazy teenage girl in the 1970s is crushing on a man at school. It seems that he is interested in Susie too and despite the disparity in age, she falls for his charms, mostly due to his exchange student allure and suave accent. As the film progresses, it becomes clear that another gentleman is also interested in the nubile teen. His name is Mr. Harvey and he lives in Susie's neighborhood. Unlike the man from school, Mr. Harvey puts in a tremendous amount of effort in an attempt to win the love of Susie Salmon. He builds her an amazing underground clubhouse, complete with all the stuff young people from that era loved. He had beverages such as Coca Cola that he selflessly shared with Susie as they hung out. It became clear that Mr. Harvey, while having great taste in females, was a bit awkward around them. His nervousness around Susie Salmon was evident and she picked up on that. Girls prefer a man with confidence. I also feel that maybe she was turned off because the Coke that Mr. Harvey gave her was warm. I didn't see an ice-filled cooler in the clubhouse anywhere. So I think these factors all led to Susie Salmon losing her patience, which erupted in an unfortunate display of rudeness. Mr. Harvey only had one rule in the clubhouse: Be polite. Susie Salmon broke that rule and the series of events that followed spiraled into one great, big, depressing chain reaction.

There are no bad people in The Lovely Bones. True, Susie Salmon came off as being a little narcissistic and immature but she was only 14 years old. Mr. Harvey was socially awkward and made some questionable choices in life but he had a deep desire to be loved and respected. Despite his talents and generosity, it seemed nobody opened up their heart to him.

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