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The Lovely Bones (2009)

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Centers on a young girl who has been murdered and watches over her family - and her killer - from purgatory. She must weigh her desire for vengeance against her desire for her family to heal.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jack Salmon
... Abigail Salmon
... Grandma Lynn
... George Harvey
... Len Fenerman
... Susie Salmon
... Lindsey Salmon
... Buckley Salmon
... Ray Singh
Carolyn Dando ... Ruth Connors
... Holly (as Nikki Soohoo)
... Samuel Heckler
... Brian Nelson
... Clarissa
... Principal Caden
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A 14-year-old girl in suburban 1970's Pennsylvania is murdered by her neighbor. She tells the story from the place between Heaven and Earth, showing the lives of the people around her and how they have changed all while attempting to get someone to find her lost body. Written by Anonymous

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The story of a life and everything that came after...


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Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material involving disturbing violent content and images, and some language | See all certifications »

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15 January 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Desde mi cielo  »

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Budget:

$65,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$116,616, 13 December 2009, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$43,818,839, 7 March 2010

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$93,621,340, 5 January 2013
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The main reason Ryan Gosling quit his role as Jack before filming started, was that during read-through sessions with Peter Jackson and the rest of the cast, he felt that, at 26, he was too young for the role. Jack was supposed to be in his late 30s. Despite repeated assurances from Jackson that he could portray Jack with proper make-up, Gosling insisted that, as a method actor, he would not be able to portray the character well enough, and was finally let go. Mark Wahlberg was brought in only one day before shooting started. See more »

Goofs

When Abigail Salmon returns home from California her hair is cut short but the next scene she is in she has long hair again. The final scene Abigail Salmon is in, her hair is cut short again. See more »

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Susie Salmon: [voiceover] I remember being really small; too small to see over the edge of a table. There was a snow globe, and I remember the penguin who lived inside the globe. He was all alone in there, and I worried for him.
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The Christmas Song
(1945)
Written by Mel Tormé (as Mel Torme) and Robert Wells
Performed by Shigeru Umebayashi
Courtesy of Block 2 Music
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Wait.... hang on a minute!!!!
23 February 2010 | by See all my reviews

I just saw The Lovely Bones today & having let it set in I thought it was a tremendous film!!! OK, I'll admit that Peter Jackson tried a little too much to overpower the film with CGI but that does not take anything away from the heart & emotion this film can generate.

Firstly the acting is absolutely superb with fine performances all round. Saoirse Ronan (from my homeland - Ireland) is a revelation as Susie Salmon. I have yet to see such a gifted piece of acting from such a young actress since Natalie Portman in Léon. She has been robbed of a nomination for a truly Oscar-worthy performance. Rachel Weisz, Mark Wahlberg, Susan Sarandon & of course Stanley Tucci (one of the finest supporting actors in modern times) are all convincing here too.

I believe that when the nay-sayers saw the level of CGI they lost interest & forgot what this film can really offer you at its core - tension, heartbreak, thrills & joy.

If you really make the effort to delve into this film, you will come out with a tear in your eye. If not, then I pity you for not being able to look past the CGI blunders & see a really emotional film.


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