I wish this movie was better than it really was. The trailer gave me high hopes, so you can imagine how diasappointed I was once it ended. The story focuses on a young girl, who is brutally raped and murdered. From heaven, she keeps watching over her grieving family as well as her killer (Stanley Tucci in a chilling role). So far so good. But then the story drifts away from its main issue to focus on how cool it is to die young and go to heaven. And that’s basically what ruined the whole movie for me. Showing the positive sides of dying in the hands of a child molester made me want to puke.
Even so, “The Lovely Bones” remains entirely watchable, with good performances all around. And it’s not everyday that you get to see Stanley Tucci as a bad guy.
Categories: The Twenty-First Century