Mar 10, 2010

Lovely bones, 2009

Lovely bones, 2009
Director: Peter Jackson
Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Rachel Weisz, Saroirse Ronan, Susan Sarandon, Stanley Tucci (Oscar nominee for best supporting actor 2010)

Lovely bones in short: Centers on a young girl who has been murdered and watches over her family - and her killer - from heaven. She must weigh her desire for vengeance against her desire for her family to heal.

Stage: home theatre/hotel room on a business trip after a long day on exhibition

Preps: I adore and admire work of Peter Jackson. As he did a beautiful movie scenery for the LOTR, I expected the scenery and the photography to simply be beautiful and breath taking. As for the story, I was familiar with the trailer I saw at the movies and it reminded me of a CSI story mixed with a fairy tale. Good enough to watch. And also the cast got my attention.

Reality: As I predicted, the scenery and photography was amazing. Astounding, what photo shop brought us, unimaginative world before turns into reality. Jackson has put a lot of dream world and fantasies we all had as children into this movie.

The main story revolves around the murder. The spectator is carefully lead through the crime and follows the murderer and the murdered child each step. The focus is set on the things or better put action that happens after the murder; break in the family, drama and sadness of both, murdered Susie and her family. Carefully planned, the neighbour takes advantage of her naive and curious nature and brutally murders her.

The movie is a thoughtful reminder of the afterlife and one way we could picture it. It can comfort the ones that believe that all good souls go to a good place after the earth life. And a skeptical place for the philosophers that don't buy this. Both will however enjoy the picturesque image of the life inbetween.

My personal rate: 8,0 (I enjoyed it and it relaxed me - maybe more a chick movie afterall).

Lovely bones on IMDB
Lovely bones official site

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