The Lovely Bones (film)
The Lovely Bones is a 2009 supernatural thriller drama film directed by Peter Jackson, and starring Mark Wahlberg, Rachel Weisz, Susan Sarandon, Stanley Tucci, Michael Imperioli, and Saoirse Ronan. It is based on Alice Sebold’s award-winning and bestselling 2002 novel of the same name. Tucci was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in the film.
About The Lovely Bones (film) in brief
The Lovely Bones is a 2009 supernatural thriller drama film directed by Peter Jackson, and starring Mark Wahlberg, Rachel Weisz, Susan Sarandon, Stanley Tucci, Michael Imperioli, and Saoirse Ronan. The screenplay by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, and Jackson was based on Alice Sebold’s award-winning and bestselling 2002 novel of the same name. The film’s North American release date was changed multiple times, with a limited release on December 11, 2009, and a wider release on January 15, 2010. It was released to mainly mixed reviews from critics; the story and its message were generally criticized. In the film’s opening weekend, in limited release, it grossed USD 116,616, despite only having been screened in three theaters, placing it at 30th place on the box office chart. The Lovely Bones grossed over USD 44 million in North America. Tucci was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in the film. In her afterlife, Susie learns that Harvey, who has targeted Lindsey as his next victim, has murdered six other girls, including Holly, and that he stuffed Susie’s body into a large safe in his basement. Susie watches over her loved ones, and resists her new afterlife friend Holly’s urging her to let go. She resists the urge to enter Heaven along with the others, claiming she has one final thing to do to do with her life. The movie was first released on December 26, 2009 in New Zealand, and then internationally in January 2010.
In 1973, a 14-year-old high school freshman Susie Salmon dreams of becoming a photographer. She is seen rushing past her alarmed classmate Ruth Connors, seemingly fleeing Harvey’s den. She realizes she never escaped the underground den and Harvey murdered her. She returns home to find Harvey soaking in a bathtub, and she is pulled into the \”In-Between\”, which is neither Heaven nor Earth. She finds a notebook containing a sketch, a lock of her hair, and news articles about her disappearance. She gives the notebook to her grandmother, who contacts the police to dispose of the body. SusIE’s afterlife begins expanding into a larger heaven, where she is greeted by her classmates and she’s greeted by Ray, who is a boy she has a crush on. Her father, Jack, searches for her, while her mother, Abigail, waits for the police. Jack believes Susie was murdered by someone she knew. He researches neighbors and eventually suspects Harvey is the killer, but is unable to find proof, as Harvey has carefully concealed the evidence. The Salmons become worried when Susie fails to return home from school, and her mother goes to California. She breaks down in tears when she finds out that her mother has returned to her mother’s house. She also breaks down when she learns that her sister Lindsey has been murdered. She tells her mother that she has returned.