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THE LOVELY BONES (2009)

THE LOVELY BONES <span>(2009)</span> artwork

THE LOVELY BONES (2009)

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 132

Release dates 28/06/2010, 19/02/2010

BBFCInsight Contains child murder theme, disturbing scenes and moderate violence

Genre(s) Drama

Director(s) Peter Jackson

Cast includes Saoirse Ronan, Mark Wahlberg, Rachel Weisz, Stanley Tucci, Susan Sarandon, Michael Imperioli, Nikki SooHoo, Jake Abel, Amanda Michalka, Charlie Saxton

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 09/02/2010

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

THE LOVELY BONES is a drama about a 14-year-old girl whose spirit inhabits a limbo between life and death from which she tells of her murder by a neighbour.

Theme

The film is about a girl who was murdered. There are references to her murder and also to the history of her murderer and his previous similar crimes.

Disturbing images

Scenes show the murderer watching and pusuing his victim. He lures her into an underground den. A scene shows the murderer cleaning up after his crime. This contains images of muddy clothing and a sink with traces of blood, as well as a shot of the razor used as the murder weapon. There are images of the bodies of the killer's previous victims and, although tonally disturbing, the injury detail is relatively discreet. A scene shows the killer placing a sack containing Susie's body inside a large safe.

Violence

A character is attacked and beaten with fists and a baseball bat.

There is infrequent strong language ('f**k'). Other language in the film includes uses of 'moron', 'crap', ''jerk off' and 'piss off'.

Details

Title
THE LOVELY BONES
Also known as
TRAILER A (VI)
Year
2009
Formats
Cinema, DVD
Distributor(s)
Paramount Home Entertainment (UK),Paramount Pictures UK
Classified date(s)
22/04/2010
Main language
English
BBFC reference
AZF262233

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