• The Lovely Bones (2009)

The Lovely Bones

Release Date: December 11th, 2009

DVD Release Date: April 20th, 2010

PG-13 |2 hr 16 min

Plot Summary

After being brutally murdered, 14-year-old Susie Salmon (Saoirse Ronan) watches from heaven over her grief-stricken family (Mark Wahlberg, Rachel Weisz) -- and her killer (Stanley Tucci). As she observes their daily lives, she must balance her thirst for revenge with her desire for her family to heal.

Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Rachel Weisz, Susan Sarandon, Stanley Tucci, Michael Imperioli, Saoirse Ronan, Rose McIver, Christian Ashdale

Director: Peter Jackson

Genres: Drama , Mystery

Production Co: WingNut Films

Distributors: DreamWorks SKG, Paramount Pictures

Keywords: 1970s, Father, Family, Friend, Mother, Mystery, Investigation, Pursuit, Emotional

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Peter TraversRolling Stone

    All this is conveyed in the remarkable performance of Ronan, an Oscar nominee for Atonement. She and Tucci -- magnificent as a man of uncontrollable impulses -- help Jackson cut a path to a humanity that supersedes life and death. show more

  • 75
    Joe WilliamsSt. Louis Post-Dispatch

    Yet so much about The Lovely Bones is so skillfully orchestrated, from the chillingly methodical villainy to the thrillingly paced manhunt, we can accept that we're in the hands of a higher power. show more

  • 50
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    Jackson and his team tell a fundamentally different story. It's one that is not without its tension, humor and compelling details. But it's also a simpler, more button-pushing tale that misses the joy and heartbreak of the original. show more

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British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2010)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2010)
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British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2010)