The Lovely Bones

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Peter Jackson directs a film based on a book written by Alice Sebold involving a family tragedy in the drama, crime thriller The Lovely Bones. Saoirse Ronan plays a 14 year old girl who is murdered and watches from heaven as her father played by Mark Wahlberg and her mother played by Rachel Weisz try to continue life without her. Meanwhile on earth their creepy neighbor played by Stanley Tucci who is the killer covers his tracks and to the dismay of the young girl watching from above it looks like he will go free. The acting in this film is top notch and a young Saoirse Ronan is absolutely fantastic. The problem with this film is peter Jackson. He may make a good action film but doesn’t know how to direct a melodrama sprinkled with a little suspense. It also has a little of the films Psycho and The Six sense mixed in and with the word Bones in the title I half expected to see some scenes like The Mummy. Yes this had to be a hard film to write and direct but there just didn’t seem to be any connection to the characters or focus to the story. This is one of those films that the audience will either love or hate unless you are me and I’m near the middle of the road with a C+ rating.

This movie has been given a PG13 rating by the MPAA

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