The Lovely Bones

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Dreamworks and WingNut Films Released 2009

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Director:
Peter Jackson
Released:
2009
Rating:
PG-13
The Lovely Bones, Based on the best selling book by Alice Sebold, is the story of a 14-year-old girl from suburban Pennsylvania who is murdered by her neighbor. She tells the story from Heaven, showing the lives of the people around her and how they have changed all while attempting to get someone to find her lost body.

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  • 50

    The New York Times A.O. Scott

    The filmmakers' evident affection for the book expresses itself as a desperate scramble to include as much of it as possible, which leaves the movie feeling both overcrowded and thin.

  • 50

    Los Angeles Times Kenneth Turan

    By turns warmly sentimental, serial-killer sinister and science-fiction fantastical, The Lovely Bones was an unlikely book to achieve worldwide success. In the film version, those ...

  • 40

    Variety Todd McCarthy

    Jackson undermines solid work from a good cast with show-offy celestial evocations that severely disrupt the emotional connections with the characters.

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    9.5
    sad and touching i love the story as she finds the way to let go of her family whilst still watching over them its so nice as she goes to the tree of life and goes to heaven with the oth girls and women the cerial killer kill and he gets his commupence... wow i kinda sounded smart there! :D watched again after how many years

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Supernatural, Murder & Mayhem, Thrillers, Paranormal, Psychological