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    3

    " The story of a life and everything that came after…"
    Country
    Runtime 2 hr 15 min
    Budget $65 000 000
    Premiere: World $93 621 340 November 25, 2009
    USA $44 114 232
    Other countries $49 507 108
    Box Office – Budget $28 621 340
    Premiere: USA $44 114 232 December 11, 2009
    first day $43 532
    theaters 2638
    rollout 386 days
    Digital: World May 1, 2012
    Parental Advisory Frightening & Intense Scenes, Violence & Gore, ...
    • Frightening & Intense Scenes

      average

    • Violence & Gore

      average

    • Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

      few

    • Profanity

      few

    • Sex & Nudity

      few

    Production Companies Film4Dreamworks PicturesWingNut Films...New Zealand Large Budget Screen Production GrantGoldcrest PicturesKey Creatives

    Description

    Centers on a young girl who has been murdered and watches over her family — and her killer — from purgatory. She must weigh her desire for vengeance against her desire for her family to heal.

    Сast and Crew

    Production

    In May 2000, Film4 Productions acquired feature film rights to Alice Sebold's novel The Lovely Bones, when it was a half-written manuscript. Producer Aimee Peyronnet had sought to attract studio interest to the manuscript, and an insider informed Film4's deputy head of production, Jim Wilson, of the project. The company attached Luc Besson and Peyronnet's production company Seaside to the project, two years before the novel's release. By February 2001, Lynne Ramsay was hired to direct and write the film adaptation of the novel. In July 2002, Channel 4 shut down Film4, causing Hollywood studios and producers to pursue acquisition of feature film rights to The Lovely Bones, which had spent multiple weeks at the top of the New York Times Best Seller list. The film adaptation, which had been estimated at a budget of $15 million, remained with Channel 4 under its newly developed inhouse film unit, with Ramsay still contracted to write and direct. By October 2002, Ramsay was writing the script with fellow screenwriter Liana Dognini, with filming planned for summer 2003. Author Sebold was invited by the producers to provide input on the project.

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    Watched

    Sweet Ronan and unrecognizable Tucci, Andrew Lesnie’s signature camera sweeps, a combination of family drama, fantasy and horror, or the touching story of a 14-year-old girl Susie Salmon, who dies at the hands of a maniac pedophile and, having become a ghost, tries to accept her death Translated to English

    Unusually bright and cloudy color frames of the film, like a girl’s dreams that are not destined to come true. Darkness and cold, laughter and joy, desires and hopes, love and inevitability. The film is like a silent cry, a sad and terrifying story: "I found a world in which I was not…" Translated to English

    Watched

    It’s drawn out. The film is two hours long, but there isn’t much going on in it. Sometimes I even shouted to the screen: "Come on, hurry up." Saoirse gives a good performance, but the film didn’t touch me at all. Only my heartbroken mother made my eyes moisten a little. Translated to English