Tuesday, September 21, 2010

"I wasn't lost, or frozen, or gone... I was alive; I was alive in my own perfect world."

Film: The Lovely Bones

Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Rachel Weisz, Susan Sarandon, and Stanly Tucci

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

This may have been the most beautiful suspenseful/murder mystery that I have ever seen. Of course it was creepy and Stanly Tucci played his Chester Lester Molester role far too well. Maybe that aspect gave a few nightmares. But! The cinematography took my breath away (the heaven/purgatory was pretty, but not what I'm referring to because it was too computerized for my taste). Really, the 70s never looked so good. After seeing the film, I realize it was first a book. Now I have something new on my must-read list.


Liz said...

Really? We weren't fans. He was beyond extremely creepy.

Amie said...

I agree, he played his role wayyy too well. I've seen him in a few other movies since then (Julie and Julia for example) and I get super creeped out!

I read the book. I think the movie did an acceptable job portraying the book. They cut out a lot of the more disturbing parts that are included in the book, but for good reasons. (Nothing vomit-inducing, but there are a few chapters that are more like a bad episode of Law & Order SVU.)