THE LOVELY BONES
USA: DreamWorks/Paramount Distribution
UK: Paramount Pictures UK
Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Rachel Weisz, Susan Sarandon, Stanley Tucci, Michael Imperioli, Saoirse Ronan, Amanda Michalka, Jake Abel, Rose McIver, Michael Imperioli, Reece Ritchie, Thomas McCarthy, Nikki SooHoo, Andrew James Allen, Carolyn Dando, Anna George, Charlie Saxton, Christian Thomas Ashdale
Director: Peter Jackson
Countries: USA / UK / New Zealand
USA & UK: 133 mins
USA Rated: PG-13 for mature thematic material involving disturbing violent content and images, and some language
UK Certificate: 12A contains child murder theme, disturbing scenes and moderate violence
USA Release Date: 11 December 2009
UK Release Date: 19 February 2010
The haunting aftermath of a crime and the stirring restoration of a family unfold from the unexpected vantage point of the beyond in THE LOVELY BONES - the story of a life and everything that came after.
Based on the beloved, best-selling novel by Alice Sebold and directed by OscarŽ winner Peter Jackson (THE LORD OF THE RINGS TRILOGY), the film centres on Susie Salmon, who was just 14 years-old when she was murdered in December 1973 on her way home from school.
Following her death she continues to watch over her earthbound family - while her killer remains at large. Trapped in a wondrous, yet mysterious hereafter, Susie finds she must choose between her desire for vengeance and her yearning to see her loved ones heal and move on. What begins as a shocking homicide unravels into a suspenseful and visually inventive journey through the bonds of memory, love and hope - towards a surprising and emotional reckoning.
The film stars Academy AwardŽ nominee Mark Wahlberg and OscarŽ winners Rachel Weisz and Susan Sarandon, along with Stanley Tucci, Michael Imperioli and OscarŽ nominee Saoirse Ronan in the role of Susie Salmon.