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THE LOVELY BONES [Additional material,Audio descriptive]

THE LOVELY BONES <span>[Additional material,Audio descriptive]</span> artwork

THE LOVELY BONES [Additional material,Audio descriptive]

Type of media Video

Approved Running time 129m 55s

Release date 28/06/2010

Ratings Info Contains child murder theme, disturbing scenes and moderate violence

Genre(s) Drama

Director(s) Peter Jackson

Cast includes Mark Wahlberg, Rachel Weisz, Saoirse Ronan, Susan Sarandon

Cut This work was passed uncut.

  • Video release suitable for 12 years and over icon12

Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 18/06/2010

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.


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.


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'.


Title Information
Additional material,Audio descriptive
Paramount Home Entertainment (UK)
Classified date(s)
Main language
Submitted run time
129m 55s
BBFC reference

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Rating information

The version of this work detailed above is rated by the BBFC under the Video Recordings Act 1984 for use on any Packaged Media format (including DVD, Blu-ray and VHS). This classification may also be used when the same work is made available on Digital Video Platforms (including Video On Demand) provided that the platform is licenced to use BBFC ratings.

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