The Lovely Bones

Hi lovely ones,
I hope your week started beautifully!
Today I want to talk about a movie I saw yesterday: The Lovely Bones 
It's very interesting to me to look at the reviews after I watch a film because no matter how good (or for that matter- how bad) a movie is, there will always be people who love it and hate it. People indeed have the right to have their own opinions, but I really dislike it when they 'attack' a movie [especially an awesome movie] with all kinds of insults just because it didn't meet their expectations. I also want to quote a woman who left her review and said, "just because the movie doesn't include everything from a book, doesn't make it a terrible movie." This is exactly what people should keep in mind. A movie will never be a book. The writer and the film-maker have different visions in their minds. They are different types of artists. And to those who complaint about the murder scene being too short/coy and about the sadness not being shown deeply, maybe try thinking that this director wanted to show people a not-so-dark side of such horrible situation. 

I do wish we could have connected with some of the characters a bit more (mother, sister, etc), but overall this movie is excellent, in my opinion. The acting is incredible! Seriously... you end up hating this rapist guy (who by the way is Nigel from The Devil Wears Prada) and feeling all the innocence,  love, and even heartbreak of this beautiful 14-year-old girl. I seriously had to stuff some pizza in my mouth in some scenes in order not to cry.
I also loved how the director portrayed the in-between. It makes you want to stay there instead of going to heaven :) (as if it was like that... hopefully!)

I recommend it! Let me leave you with the trailer!

From the director: "I have no interest in filming a murder and rape. I have zero interest in filming it and zero interest in watching it. It wasn't even a decision that was hard. It does intrigue me when there is a review that criticises us for being gutless for not showing the murder and the rape - and I think "did this reviewer look forward to that scene and we haven't delivered?" And it's usually a male reviewer


  1. i read this book as a middle schooler, i def. do not suggest it for that age group at all. i really didn't get it until high school. this movie has potential i think... but it is a heavy heavy subject. i'm interested to see how it does.
    p.s. sneak over to my blog i left you a little love (:

  2. I just found your blog and I adore it. I actually just watched THE LOVEY BONES this weekend as well. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the book andit really changed my life. I did not like the movie as much, but it was still very interesting. I lost my baby brother in April so all of this really changed my life and the way I thinkabout everything.

    Anyhow...I look forward to following to following your blog. Come on by to my blog. I am doing two giveaways right now the InStyler giveaway and also an iPod Nano!

  3. I haven't read the book; I would love to. I know the movie probably doesn't portray everything, but it is indeed touching. :) thanks for writing, girls. I answered in your blogs as well ☺♥

  4. she showed Grandma Lynn and then eventually everyone found out. Lindsey was afraid to tell her parents at first because they were just getting back together and trying to forget the past. The only reason that Harvey did not get arrested is because they couldn't find Susie's body. He disposed of it in the landfill, so police couldn't find it and therefore couldn't charge him with murder.

  5. I haven't read the book yet and still haven't seen the movie, but I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed it! I'll have to check it out sometime soon!


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