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The Lovely Bones (2009)

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Drama, Fantasy, Thriller |

The Lovely Bones is a supernatural thriller drama film directed by Peter Jackson, and starring Mark Wahlberg, Rachel Weisz, Susan Sarandon, Stanley Tucci, Michael Imperioli, and Saoirse Ronan. The screenplay by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, and Jackson was based on Alice Sebold’s award-winning and bestselling 2002 novel of the same name. It follows a girl who is murdered and watches over her family from “the in-between”, and is torn between seeking vengeance on her killer and allowing her family to heal.

An international co-production between the United States, the United Kingdom, and New Zealand, the film was produced by Carolynne Cunningham, Walsh, Jackson, and Aimee Peyronnet, with Steven Spielberg, Tessa Ross, Ken Kamins, and James Wilson as executive producers.

In 1973, 14-year-old high school freshman Susie Salmon dreams of becoming a photographer. One day, Ray, a boy she has a crush on, asks her out. As Susie walks home through a cornfield, she runs into her neighbor, George Harvey, who coaxes her into an underground “kid’s hideout” he has built. Inside, Susie grows uncomfortable and attempts to leave; Harvey grabs her and the scene fades until she is seen rushing past her alarmed classmate Ruth Connors, seemingly fleeing Harvey’s den.

The Salmons become worried when Susie fails to return home from school. Her father, Jack, searches for her, while her mother, Abigail, waits for the police. In town, Susie sees Jack, who does not respond to her when she calls. Susie runs home to find Harvey soaking in a bathtub. After seeing the bloody bathroom and her bracelet hanging on the sink faucet, Susie realizes she never escaped the underground den and Harvey murdered her.

Director: Peter Jackson

Writers: Fran Walsh (screenplay), Philippa Boyens (screenplay), Peter Jackson (screenplay), Alice Sebold (novel)

Stars: Rachel Weisz, Mark Wahlberg, Saoirse Ronan, Susan Sarandon, Stanley Tucci, Michael Imperioli

Cast:

Mark WahlbergJack Salmon
Rachel WeiszAbigail Salmon
Susan SarandonGrandma Lynn
Stanley TucciGeorge Harvey
Michael ImperioliLen Fenerman
Saoirse RonanSusie Salmon
Rose McIverLindsey Salmon
Christian AshdaleBuckley Salmon
Reece RitchieRay Singh
Carolyn DandoRuth Connors
Nikki SooHooHolly (as Nikki Soohoo)
Andrew James AllenSamuel Heckler
Jake AbelBrian Nelson
AJ MichalkaClarissa
Tom McCarthyPrincipal Caden
Stink FisherMr. Connors
Evelyn LennonSusie Salmon (aged 3 years)
Stefania LaVie OwenFlora Hernandez (as Stefania Owen)
Marley McKayNate
Ashley BrimfieldTeenage Girl in Parking Lot
John JeziorMr. O’Dwyer
Anna GeorgeMrs. Singh
Kirit KapadiaMr. Singh
Richard LambethDeputy
William ZielinskiDeputy
Glen DrakeDeputy
Nick BakerDeputy
Dan KernHospital Doctor
Greg WoodHospital Doctor
Freya MilnerJackie Meyer
Katie JacksonLeah Fox
Ruby HudsonLana Johnson
Tina GrahamSophie Cichetti
Phoebe GittinsMr. Harvey’s Victim
Anna DawsonMr. Harvey’s Victim
Lili BaylissMr. Harvey’s Victim
Bruce PhillipsGrandfather
Veronica HornGrace Tarking
Jack HoffmanFashion Show MC
David C. Roehm Sr.Mr. Coleman (as David C. Roehm Sr)
Seth F. MillerSoccer Coach
Lee MillerTownsperson
Michael A. SalvatoTownsperson
Nakia DillardTownsperson
William HummelTownsperson
James VassanelliTownsperson
Scott EvansTownsperson
Billy JacksonMall Shopper
Bob BurnsMall Shopper
Kathy BurnsMall Shopper
April PhillipsPolice Station Mother
Grace Carden-HortonPolice Station Girl
Gabby GreigPolice Station Girl
BravoHoliday the Salmon family dog
Stan The Wonder PugSelf
Michael AhlTraveler / Shopper
Courtney BaxterSchool Kid
Gary BeckTim – Gas Station Attendant
Robert BizikMall Shopper
Colin BleasdaleConstruction Worker / Miner
James BradyPolice Officer
Michael Edward BrooksSuspect #1 in Mall
Lee BurkettChristmas Shopper
Gregory R. CampbellMall Shopper
David CollihanMall Shopper
Trevor CooperQuarry Worker
Catherine CorcoranMurder Victim
Tom DelconteMall Shopper
Martha GayDiner Waitress
Richard GravesMall Patron
Peter JacksonMan at Pharmacy
JaQuinley KerrMall Shopper
Basil KershnerCurious Neighbor
Bruce KirkpatrickMr. Steadman
Charlie KirkwoodBell Bottoms Guy at Mall
Sandra LandersSchoolteacher / Victim
Maximilian LawPolice Officer Perez
Robyn MalcolmForeman’s Wife
Fallon MaressaNurse
Cosimo MarianoGas Station Customer
Jaclyn McHughMall Shopper
Andrew McKeoughSoccer Player
Jeffrey MoweryPhotographer
Michelle NagyToy Store Cashier
Jean OrlandoMall Shopper
Wayne PhillipsOrchard Worker
Johnny PulcinellaSoccer Player
Tom RainbirdOffice Worker
Vincent RiviezzoStore Owner
Shawnee RobertsonMall Patron / Traveler
Kurt RunkleMall Patron
Charlie SaxtonRonald Drake
Chuck SchanamannPedestrian
Brian Michael ScullyMall Patron
Joseph TornatoreMall Shopper
Dan Van WertHospital Orderly
Mark VioliMall Shopper
David Von RoehmGas Station Customer
Richard WhitesideDetective
Mike WilsonMall Shopper
John WootenShopper
Scott YannickPolice Officer Henderson

Sources: imdb & wikipedia

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