The Lovely Bones

After being brutally murdered, 14-year-old Susie Salmon watches from heaven over her grief-stricken family — and her killer. As she observes their daily lives, she must balance her thirst for revenge with her desire for her family to heal.
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Film Cast:

  • Susie Salmon: Saoirse Ronan
  • Jack Salmon: Mark Wahlberg
  • Abigail Salmon: Rachel Weisz
  • Grandma Lynn: Susan Sarandon
  • George Harvey: Stanley Tucci
  • Lindsey Salmon: Rose McIver
  • Len Fenerman: Michael Imperioli
  • Ruth Connors: Carolyn Dando
  • Buckley Salmon: Christian Ashdale
  • Ray Singh: Reece Ritchie
  • Holly: Nikki SooHoo
  • Brian Nelson: Jake Abel
  • Clarissa: AJ Michalka
  • Principal Caden: Tom McCarthy
  • Mr. Connors: Stink Fisher
  • Susie Salmon (aged 3 years): Evelyn Lennon
  • Samuel Heckler: Andrew James Allen
  • Flora Hernandez: Stefania LaVie Owen
  • Townsperson: Scott Evans
  • Murder Victim: Catherine Corcoran
  • Nate: Marley McKay
  • Teenage Girl in Parking Lot: Ashley Brimfield
  • Mr. O’Dwyer: John Jezior
  • Mrs. Singh: Anna George
  • Mr. Singh: Kirit Kapadia
  • Deputy: Richard Lambeth
  • Deputy: Nick Baker
  • Deputy: William Zielinski
  • Deputy: Glen Drake
  • Hospital Doctor: Greg Wood
  • Jackie Meyer: Freya Milner
  • Leah Fox: Katie Jackson
  • Grandfather: Bruce Phillips
  • Hospital Doctor: Dan Kern
  • Lana Johnson: Ruby Hudson
  • Sophie Cichetti: Tina Graham
  • Mr. Harvey’s Victim: Phoebe Gittins
  • Mr. Harvey’s Victim: Anna Dawson
  • Mr. Harvey’s Victim: Lili Bayliss
  • Grace Tarking: Veronica Horn
  • Fashion Show MC: Jack Hoffman
  • Mr. Coleman (as David C. Roehm Sr): David C. Roehm Sr.
  • Soccer Coach: Seth F. Miller
  • Townsperson: Lee Miller
  • Townsperson: Michael A. Salvato
  • Townsperson: Nakia Dillard
  • Townsperson: William Hummell
  • Townsperson: James Vassanelli
  • Mall Shopper: Billy Jackson
  • Mall Shopper: Bob Burns
  • Mall Shopper: Kathy Burns
  • Police Station Mother (as April Philips): April Phillips
  • Police Station Girl: Grace Carden-Horton
  • Police Station Girl: Gabby Greig
  • Holiday the Salmon family dog: Bravo
  • Man at Pharmacy (uncredited): Peter Jackson

Film Crew:

  • Production Design: Naomi Shohan
  • Casting: Avy Kaufman
  • Executive Producer: Tessa Ross
  • Casting: Jina Jay
  • Executive Producer: Steven Spielberg
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Christopher Boyes
  • Producer: Peter Jackson
  • Producer: Fran Walsh
  • Producer: Philippa Boyens
  • Director of Photography: Andrew Lesnie
  • Casting: Victoria Burrows
  • Casting: Liz Mullane
  • Editor: Jabez Olssen
  • Costume Design: Nancy Steiner
  • Supervising Sound Editor: Brent Burge
  • Producer: Carolynne Cunningham
  • Set Decoration: Meg Everist
  • Sound Designer: Shannon Mills
  • Art Direction: Jules Cook
  • Art Direction: Chris Shriver
  • Set Decoration: George DeTitta Jr.
  • Original Music Composer: Brian Eno
  • Casting: Scot Boland
  • Novel: Alice Sebold
  • Executive Producer: Ken Kamins
  • Executive Producer: James Wilson
  • Producer: Aimée Peyronnet
  • Producer: Marc Ashton
  • Producer: Anne Bruning
  • Makeup Artist: Ma Kalaadevi Ananda
  • Sound Designer: Dave Whitehead
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Christian Rivers
  • Supervising Sound Editor: Chris Ward
  • Sound Effects Editor: Hayden Collow
  • Modeling: Matsune Suzuki
  • Makeup Artist: Jaime Leigh McIntosh
  • Sculptor: Daniel Falconer
  • Set Decoration: Michael McCole
  • Animal Wrangler: James Delaney

Movie Reviews:

  • Kewl Kat: Most people have probably seen The Lovely Bones by now but I will keep the spoilers to a minimum. This film will always be remembered as the breakout role for the incredible Saoirse Ronan. It will also be remembered as one of the most controversial films ever made. People tend to break off into two camps: Team Salmon or Team Harvey.

    It starts off innocently enough: a boy-crazy teenage girl in the 1970s is crushing on a man at school. It seems that he is interested in Susie too and despite the disparity in age, she falls for his charms, mostly due to his exchange student allure and suave accent. As the film progresses, it becomes clear that another gentleman is also interested in the nubile teen. His name is Mr. Harvey and he lives in Susie’s neighborhood. Unlike the man from school, Mr. Harvey puts in a tremendous amount of effort in an attempt to win the love of Susie Salmon. He builds her an amazing underground clubhouse, complete with all the stuff young people from that era loved. He had beverages such as Coca Cola that he selflessly shared with Susie as they hung out. It became clear that Mr. Harvey, while having great taste in females, was a bit awkward around them. His nervousness around Susie Salmon was evident and she picked up on that. Girls prefer a man with confidence. I also feel that maybe she was turned off because the Coke that Mr. Harvey gave her was warm. I didn’t see an ice-filled cooler in the clubhouse anywhere. So I think these factors all led to Susie Salmon losing her patience, which erupted in an unfortunate display of rudeness. Mr. Harvey only had one rule in the clubhouse: Be polite. Susie Salmon broke that rule and the series of events that followed spiraled into one great, big, unfortunate chain reaction.

    There are no bad people in The Lovely Bones. True, Susie Salmon came off as being a little narcissistic and immature but she was only 14 years old. Mr. Harvey was socially awkward and made some unfortunate choices in life but he had a deep desire to be loved and respected. Despite his talents and generosity, it seemed nobody opened up their heart to him.

    The Lovely Bones is a film that will force you to take sides. Whether you end up on Team Harvey or Team Salmon, be prepared for an emotional ride. There are great performances all around. 8/10.

  • flabob257: This was a very good movie. I never heard of this movie so i was watching my tv,lazy day so i left this on my tv and i was really interesting movie. I will give a 9 out of 10
  • ANTIVICTORIA: Without the rape, from the book, the movie loses all potency and gravitas. In what universe is there a Pro-Harvey/childraping/murderer?
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