Cover of The Lovely Bones
For the lovers of tear-jerks, and for the lovers of the movies that leave you behind with resonating heartache, “The Lovely Bones” is everything a movie should be.
By the time the first twenty minutes are over, you’ll be entangled within the plot. You’ll love characters; you’ll hate one, all while you edge towards the screen with a tissue in your hand. Perhaps guilt will even strike you when you realize that it might as well be a true story; a little girl, a child, might be screaming right at the moment you watch the movie, but you’re just not mindful enough to catch more of the scream than a whisper.
The movie dwells on heaven, and on a world we are unsure of until after our death. This point in particular might be a turn off for some, especially with cryptic nature that a few of the scenes carry. As for me in particular, I found it full of drawn out scenes, but none that I found dull enough for me to lose interest.
To complete the package of the emotional punch, the acting, directing, and the sound track harmonized together impeccably. I won’t go into much detail, but instead I’ll let you judge for yourself. Before you go, I have one more thing to say; do watch it; only a handful of movies are powerful enough to change a part of you, and this movie is one.