The Lovely Bones (2009)

When Susie Salmon doesn’t return home one fateful night, her parents discover the shocking truth – she has been kidnapped, or even worse; murdered. What they don’t realise is that the killer is right by their door step who preyed on Susie weeks before her death. (She tells you from the get go – so it is not a spoiler).

This movie showcases what happens after death – before someone goes into heaven. Susie lands up in the “In Between” and tries to communicate with her parents, friends and loved ones so that she can tell them somehow who murdered her. Wanting to be a photographer, Susie takes countless of photos. Will her parents find the killer through her images, or will it be too late? Will Susie find out the truth behind the other murders? Will she ever get her kiss?

I must say I enjoyed this movie. The only thing I didn’t enjoy was what happened to her body at the end. That form of closure for the parents would have been best I think – but hey, I didn’t make the film.

A few of my favourite actors were in this movie and they all played their parts extremely well and they  couldn’t have chosen anyone better for those set roles. You will find yourself laughing, crying and smiling all in one go. So do yourself a favour and go and rent it out.

“I loved the way a photo could capture a moment, before it was gone”

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