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

Ratings & Reviews

  • 38
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    It doesn't help any that Wahlberg, looking perpetually dumbstruck, is among the clunkiest line-readers working in movies today. 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

  • 40
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    I watched the film in an agitated space between engrossed and aghast. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com


Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Supporting Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2010)
Nominated Leading Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2010)
Nominated Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2010)