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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 12A
Cast
Susan Sarandon
Rachel Weisz
Saoirse Ronan
Mark Wahlberg
Directors
Peter Jackson
Screenwriters
Peter Jackson
Fran Walsh
Philippa Boyens
Running Time
135 minutes

The Lovely Bones
It’s a matter of afterlife and death


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The Lovely Bones

Plot
December 6th 1973, Pennsylvania. Vivacious teenager Susie Salmon (Ronan), fresh with the bloom of new love, is groomed, then murdered by her neighbour George Harvey (Tucci). As Susie’s parents (Wahlberg,Weisz) try to cope with their devastating loss and Harvey tries to cover his tracks, Susie keeps track on and influences their lives from a celestial purgatory.


Verdict
Like The Lord Of The Rings, The Lovely Bones does a fantastic job with revered, complex source material. As terrific on terra firma as it is audacious in its astral plane, it is doubtful we’ll see a more imaginative, courageous film in 2010.


Reviewed by Ian Freer

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