Save Big On Open-Box & Preowned: Buy "The Lovely Bones (Two-Disc Special Edition) [Blu-ray]” from Amazon Warehouse Deals and save 60% off the $29.99 list price. Product is eligible for Amazon's 30-day returns policy and Prime or FREE Shipping. See all Open-Box & Preowned offers from Amazon Warehouse Deals.
The Lovely Bones (Two-Disc Special Edition) [Blu-ray]
|Additional Multi-Format options||Edition||Discs||
|New from||Used from|
|Watch Instantly with||Rent||Buy|
Frequently Bought Together
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Special Offers and Product Promotions
Stills from The Lovely Bones (Click for larger image)
| || || |
Filming The Lovely Bones HD
Top Customer Reviews
I appreciated that the film didn't show Susie's violent murder on screen, which would have been extremely disturbing. The film does a fantastic job of portraying Susie in her in-between world, which is beautiful to watch. I wish Susan Sarandon was given more screen time, because she is hilarious in her role as the drunk grandmother. Tucci gives a terrifying portrayal of a child killer, and Ronan's performance as Susie is very understated and sincere.
Overall, I enjoyed the movie very much.
Is it the book? No. It is its own work and every bit as entertaining and engrossing. Every element of the film drew me in; it was paradox of sorts, as real as it was surreal. I found myself cringing at one moment and tearing up at another. I never noticed the acting because I believed the characters to be real; the movie brought to life the 70's in a way few have for me. Now, an hour after I finished watching it, I find myself wanting to re-visit the film, this time paying more attention to the craft of the thing.
Years ago, when I was young with small children, I lost my husband to a sudden, violent death in a plane crash. I understand the spiritual connection that lingers. I imagined many times what the transition might have been like for him as he left behind those he loved. I still at times catch my breath as I think of him and wonder if he still sees us and remembers. Perhaps that is the reason I love this film: it is part thriller, part exploration of death. Its poetic and haunting handling of loss carried me along and will long stay with me.
Director Peter Jackson, of Lord of the Rings and King Kong fame, doesn't seem like the most obvious choice to direct the adaptation of the seemingly untouchable Alice Sebold novel, but he does his best, by staying close to the source material, but occasionally taking things out here and there. He also brings alot of ah-mazing CGI shots that are so gorgeous, they may be worth the price of admission alone, and I doubt we would've had that type of a movie if anybody else had directed it. However, you get the feeling that Jackson paid too much attention to the CGI aspect, while he could've dealt with the center plot issue with more directorial sensitivity, mocking the same way the book was written, and that's what stops this from being a perfect movie.
The plot centers around Susie Salmon (played by Saoirse Ronan), a 14-year-old girl who is raped and murdered in 1973. Ronan was absolutely perfect in this role. She showed promise in the 2007 film Atonement, where she also played a terrified youth who is dealing with an unbelievable situation. In the film, Susie is watching over her family, the boy she was in love with, and her killer -- from her own personal heaven.
Stanley Tucci nails his role, playing the demented serial killer Mr. Harvey.Read more ›
When the action starts, we quickly meet 14 year old Susie Salmon, (Saoirse Ronan), who lives with her parents Abigail and Jack (Rachel Weisz and Mark Wahlberg) and her siblings in a small Pennsylvania town in the early 70s. Susie is a happy child; and she has quite a crush on a young guy at her high school, Ray (Reece Ritchie).
However, things don't go well for Susie and her family. Unbeknownst to them there's a neighbor, George Harvey (brilliantly portrayed by Stanley Tucci) who is quite insane; he loves to lure both young girls and teenage girls into situations in which he can kill them and get away with the crime. Unfortunately, George concocts an elaborate plan to murder Susie and he succeeds.
Of course, we are left waiting to discover how--or even if--George will ever be discovered to be Susie's killer and then brought to justice. Moreover, we see the devastating effects Susie's murder has on the remaining members of her family. In addition, there's an excellent fantasy theme running through the film; we see Susie existing in a beautiful world all her own which isn't quite the real world anymore but not quite all the way into heaven, either.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I'm giving it a four out of five because the ending left me unsatisfied unlike the book. Oh well.Published 8 hours ago by Emma Williams
I've read the book and this movie exceeded my expectations. It's definitely worth the watch!Published 13 hours ago by bea_13
I read the book and this movie adaptation didn't disappoint. But I wish they included the really nice parts which I wouldn;'t want to go into to avoid making any spoiler.Published 7 days ago by Rose Henry
Oh man! I just watched this movie for the first time in two years...I completely forgot just how powerful it is. It is done so well and the actress who played Susie is phenomenal! Read morePublished 11 days ago by SassyStudent
|Topic||From this Discussion|
|$19.99 at Best Buy!||
Good price, but Amazon dropped down to $21.49, which makes it cheaper for me in Ca. because of sales tax being about 10%. Plus, it'll be at my door when I get home from work. Can't beat that. Saves a trip.
Apr 18, 2010 by Ray O. Blu | See all 4 posts
|$44 for this movie?||
thats crazy,its maybe whorth 23 or 24 at the most
Feb 15, 2010 by Emma M. Mitchell | See all 7 posts
|Sony firmware issue||
Also would not play on my S350, along with several other discs (some other discs played without problems). I ordered a firmware update disc from Sony (they only charge for postage) and my discs still wouldn't play. I then tried a CD lens cleaner and now they all play. You can also do the update... Read More
Oct 9, 2013 by Ben G. | See all 2 posts
Just English as for subs.. not sure.
Feb 1, 2011 by movie man | See all 2 posts
|lovely bones what's included||
Dvd has NO extras :/
May 28, 2010 by Michael | See all 4 posts
|Movie was underrated IMO, tho I never read the book. I liked it alot.||Be the first to reply|
What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?
Look for Similar Items by Category
- Movies & TV > Blu-ray
- Movies & TV > Blu-ray > Movies
- Movies & TV > Fully Loaded DVDs > DTS
- Movies & TV > Fully Loaded DVDs > Special Editions
- Movies & TV > Genre for Featured Categories > Drama
- Movies & TV > Genre for Featured Categories > Fantasy
- Movies & TV > Genre for Featured Categories > Horror
- Movies & TV > Genre for Featured Categories > Mystery & Thrillers
- Movies & TV > Movies
- Movies & TV > Paramount Home Entertainment > Drama
- Movies & TV > Science Fiction & Fantasy