Sunday, January 24, 2010

January 22, 2010

The Lovely Bones (2009)
A lot has been said about what they cut from this movie. I have yet to read the book, but regardless of what's missing, this is still a really disturbing movie. Stanley Tucci is normally so adorable - I don't want to see him playing a creepy neighbor who rapes and kills little girls! Saoirse Ronan is fantastic as Susie - the girl who narrates her own death and afterlife, though the scenes in limbo don't really seem to fit with the rest of the film. They're jarring as opposed to effective. By far the best parts of the movie are the scenes of the family dealing with Susie's death. There was a great shot of a poster advertising the rerelease of the Lord of the Rings novels - nice inside joke, Peter Jackson!
My Netflix rating: 4 stars

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