The Lovely Bones

2009 • 135 minutes
4.5
1.79K reviews
31%
Tomatometer
PG
Rating
Eligible
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From Academy Award winning director Peter Jackson comes the extraordinary story about one girl's life, and everything that came after. When 14-year-old Susie Salmon was murdered, she left her unfinished life behind. But now from her place in a strange but beautiful in-between world, she must help her father catch her killer and protect her family before she can finally move on. Filled with thrilling suspense, hope and the redeeming power of love, it's "One of the best films of the year. Incredibly powerful." -- Harry Knowles, Ain't it Cool News
Rating
PG
4.5
1.79K reviews
A Google user
May 18, 2017
I think the movie is the best movie ever because it tells about Susie Salmon who got murder by her family's neighbor, George Harvey. Mr. Harvey lures Susie into a hole he dug in the cornfield.When she tries to leave he rips off her clothes, gags her with her hat and rapes her.her name was Salmon, like the fish; first name, Susie. she was fourteen when she was murdered on December 6, 1973.When Susie leaves Earth, she touches Ruth Connors, a school friend, and Ruth becomes obsessed with her. Mr. Harvey collapses the underground room where he raped and killed Susie. Then he puts her "body parts in a bag, which he puts in his garage, while he goes up for a shower.Mr. George Harvey is a rapist and a serial killer who raped and murdered Susie Salmon after he lured her. in the end Susie Salmon said have a happy life.
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PrincessSs
August 10, 2021
Your envisioned perception of "closure" is nothing but pure vengeance, of which you are not getting from this movie, or movies like this. This movie is about grief, it's about finding peace, and it's about how we need to stop having these disgusting killers get more screen time than the actual victims. Which many of you need to hear and which is why the killer is never caught, instead ends up dying alone, unknown, and forgotten, which should happen. If you want a movie where the girl gets saved, the man gets murdered, and there's vengeance. This is not the movie for you.
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J W
August 19, 2016
This is one of those movies that makes you really care about the characters. I cried a LOT during it, and I like movies that make me cry, as long as it ends well. The ending was just terrible! Susie cared more about kissing a boy than getting justice! When she was talking the boy at the end she could have told him about how her murderer was about tho roll her body into the sinkhole. I just really hate that Mr. Harvey didn't get killed or arrested for what he had done to all those girls.
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