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The Lovely Bones - Special Edition (2 Disc)

Blu-ray (2009) Region B Director : Peter Jackson Country of Production : USA

 
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7.46% of people buy The Lovely Bones - Special Edition (2 Disc) and The King's Speech (Blu-Ray) ~ Blu-ray.

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Preview by David on 16th March, 2010
 
5 stars "Peter Jackson …..Say No More"

It never ceases to amaze me just how many critic;s there are out there and how fast they are to pull a movie such as The Lovely Bones to pieces,so to all out there who have nothing better to do than try and be the worlds foremost film critics…&he­llip;..
Firstly,this is movie that needs to be appreciated in many ways,read the book and you can understand that bringing this to big screen was no simple task,thus this is Peter Jacksons vision of the book brought to the screen .
Should another director have made this movie it is quite probable that it would have looked and sounded completely different,yet if its one thing that Peter Jackson does so well is to the fact that he knows how to tell a story,even as complex as the book is he manages to bring this story to life .
Most of the visual effects are as expected stunning,yet I never felt that they out shadowed the story itself or the live action.
Peter Jackson has once again delievered a memorable piece of cinema,strong performances by the cast,those wonderful moments that Jackson captures to which he calls "the quiet moments"that have you wondering if you should reach for the tissues and a motion picture score that perectly suits from start to finish.

 
 
Preview by Sarah on 18th May, 2010
 
4 stars "Different but great"

Different to what I thought. Haven't read the book. Good watch.

 

Details

Release date Australia
April 30th, 2010
Blu-ray Region
Region B
Aspect Ratio
  • 1.78 : 1
Languages
English
Supported Audio
  • Dolby Digital Surround 5.1
Director
Country of Production
UPC
5050582777901
All-time sales rank
Top 5000
Product ID
4421432

Description

The story of a life and everything that came after…

Based on the bestselling book by Alice Sebold, THE LOVELY BONES tells the story of 14-year-old girl, Susie Salmon, from suburban Pennsylvania who is murdered by her neighbour. She tells her story from Heaven, showing the lives of the people around her and how they all change all while attempting to find justice, understanding and closure.

Review

Director Peter Jackson takes a personal, risky leap in his direction of the film version of Alice Sebold's bestselling novel The Lovely Bones. Yet the leap pays off, in emotional depth and riveting visuals that transport the viewer to other worlds--even ones the viewer may not want to visit. The Lovely Bones is lofted by its star-making performance by the young Saoirse Ronan (Atonement), who plays Susie Salmon, the 14-year-old girl who is murdered early in the film, and who narrates the action from her "in-between place" after dying but before going to heaven. Ronan makes Susie as earthy and awkward as any young teen, yet her presence, and her gorgeous pale eyes, remind viewers that she's otherworldly too. The Lovely Bones takes some big departures from the book, as many critics have pointed out, but it works well on its own merits. The drama involves how (even whether) Susie's family will recover after her ghastly murder, and what happens to her killer and the futile-seeming search for justice and closure. The entire cast is stellar, including Mark Wahlberg and Rachel Weisz as Susie's nearly destroyed parents; the composed young New Zealand actress Rose McIver, who plays Susie's younger sister, whom Susie watches grow up to be the young woman that Susie will never get to be; and Susan Sarandon, the boozy, wisecracking grandmother who may or may not be able to help keep the family from splintering into a million pieces. The other true standout is Stanley Tucci, almost unrecognizable as the quiet, creepy neighbor who kills Susie, obsessing over every detail and perhaps having left a whole trail of gruesome murders in his shambling wake. Jackson's deft direction keeps the mourning humans moving along believably, numbly, and gives breathtaking life to the afterlife, in scenes of fantasy and dread that recall his Heavenly Creatures. The film is not recommended for younger teenagers because of its intense subject matter, though handled delicately. --A.T. Hurley


 

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