By: Da’Mon Guy
The Lovely Bones is a tragic, emotionally charged expose that delicately pears into the afterlife. The film is a visual delight that revolves around the senseless murder of a 14-year-old girl. The movie stars Saoirse Ronan (Atonement), Mark Wahlberg (The Fighter), Rachel Weisz (Constantine), Stanley Tucci (Easy A), Susan Sarandon (Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps), Rose McIver, Michael Imperoli (My Baby‘s Daddy), and Reece Ritchie (Prince of Persia: the Sands of Time).
After a young girl is murder, the movie focuses on the effects of her death on her family and the man who killed her as she watches them all from the afterlife.
The film delicately handles this tragic subject with a great deal of tact as much of the brutality of this horrible act is unseen. The film provides the audience more than enough to stir multiple charged emotional responses throughout the course of the film. The Lovely Bones is not a murder mystery. It is an interesting look at death, afterlife, and how it affects loved ones. Use enduring the loss
The film is a visual masterpiece filled with terrific imagery. The movie representation of the afterlife is one of the better points of the film. Susie’s time in the plane of existence between heaven and Earth is displayed marvelously. The colors and vivid, bright and enchanting as her time there is used to convey the large gambit of emotions that she is dealing with after her murder. The film uses all kinds of imagery to display the her time here.
he film really gives no sense of satisfaction. The movie builds a great level of emotion only to never allow the audience to release it. It is filled with dramatic irony as Susie’s murderer is killed but not because of his heinous crimes but through irony. Susie’s wish for his death comes true but not in the manner that she wished for. A good watch to satisfy a boring night at home.