“These were the lovely bones that had grown around my absence; The connections – sometimes tenuous, sometimes made at great cost ... But often magnificent – that happened after I was gone.” - Susie Salmon from The Lovely Bones
The haunting aftermath of a crime and the stirring restoration of a family unfold from the unexpected vantage point of the beyond in The Lovely Bones – the story of a life and everything that came after.
Based on the beloved, best-selling novel by Alice Sebold and directed by Oscar® winner Peter Jackson (The Lord of the Rings trilogy), the film centers on Susie Salmon, who was just 14 years-old when she was murdered in December 1973 on her way home from school. Following her death she continues to watch over her earthbound family – while her killer remains at large. Trapped in a wondrous, yet mysterious hereafter, Susie finds she must choose between her desire for vengeance and her yearning to see her loved ones heal and move on. What begins as a shocking homicide unravels into a suspenseful and visually inventive journey through the bonds of memory, love and hope – towards a surprising and emotional reckoning. The film stars Academy Award® nominee Mark Wahlberg and Oscar® winners Rachel Weisz and Susan Sarandon, along with Stanley Tucci, Michael Imperioli and Oscar® nominee Saoirse Ronan in the role of Susie Salmon.