A story written by Alice Sebold, The Lovely Bones is a tale of heartbreak, reality, family and love. Director Peter Jackson created an amazing film that captured the true essence of the original novel. An expert on fantasy, he enables the viewer to really get inside the characters to understand how they feel and why. We can only imagine what it would be like to lose a child and this film opens the doors to that realm of not knowing.
With extraordinary cinematography, The Lovely Bones plays with saturated colors as well as pale, muted tones. This helps differentiate the real world and its sadness and the personal Heaven where Susie is looking down from. As her family tries to figure out who murdered her, you are taken to extreme levels of emotion that roller coasters its way through your heart and soul. Get the tissue box handy, sit back and be prepared to be amazed.