Fourteen-year-old Susie Salmon (Saoirse Ronan) is just experiencing the pangs of first love when she's viciously murdered by her neighbor Mr. Harvey (Stanley Tucci), a predatory wolf with a deceptively mundane appearance. As her family slowly begins drifting apart while struggling to make sense of their loss, Susie bravely attempts to find her footing in the hereafter. Meanwhile, down on earth, Mr. Harvey is feeling confident that he's covered his tracks well enough to get away with the crime, and begins honing in on his next victim -- Susie's younger sister, Lindsey (Rose McIver), who's beginning to suspect that he's not the harmless suburbanite he portrays himself to be. Director Peter Jackson reteams with King Kong and Lord of the Rings trilogy co-screenwriters Philippa Boyens and Fran Walsh to adapt Alice Sebold's bestselling novel for the big screen.
- MPAA Rating: PG-13
- Genre(s): Drama
- Run Time: 135min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 12/11/2009
- DVD Release Date: 04/20/2010
- Distributor(s): Dream Works
- Themes: Ghosts,Death of a Child,Families in Crisis
- Tone: Hallucinatory,Intimate,Ominous,Poignant,Stylized,Elegant
- Keywords: afterlife,limbo,grief,heaven,killer
- Country of Origin: USA - Limited (12-11-2009),USA - Expanding (12-25-2009),USA (01-
- Language: English