Bare bones are not so heavenly

At first glance, the coming together of one of the most groundbreaking film directors of recent times, Peter Jackson, and Alice Sebold’s best-selling, hippy-gothic novel The Lovely Bones is a match made in movie heaven. But the resulting film - part-

20th February, 2010

At first glance, the coming together of one of the most groundbreaking film directors of recent times, Peter Jackson, and Alice Sebold’s best-selling, hippy-gothic novel The Lovely Bones is a match made in movie heaven. But the resulting film - part-Hitchcockian thriller, part-Disney fantasia - is a misfiring mess.

Susie Salmon (Saoirse Ronan) is a happy 14-year-old who lives with her mum and dad (Mark Wahlberg and Rachel Weisz) in a sunny 1970s...

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