Film review: The Lovely Bones

9.3.10

Last night I went to see The Lovely Bones at the cinema. Our screen was really quiet which was great (no doubt everyone was at Alice in Wonderland!) and after consuming a whole bag of Revels we realised they were out of date.. Yuck. Soggy maltesers = no thank you.

I read the book, The Lovely Bones, many moons ago and I remember enjoying it thoroughly. I had high hopes for the film and it didn't disappoint however I do think the book is better than the film. I should add that I cried the whole way home :'(

Catrin has reviewed this film better than I ever could! I agree with a lot of what she has said. Check out her blog - The Uninformed Film Critic - her reviews are really, really good!

I think it's time I re-read the book!


Have you seen it yet? What did you think?

Have you read the book?

17 comments:

  1. I'm interested in what people have to say about this film, as I loved the book so much, & don't know whether it's worth seeing it - I don't want to be disappointed.. So, I'll go check out that other blog for a review!

    www.heart-shaped-bruise.blogspot.com

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  2. I adored this book but found it so heart wrenching. I don't think I could watch it all on the big screen!

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  3. I remember crying buckets when I read the book so I think Im going to wait til this hits DVD so I can sob in the privacy of my bedroom!

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  4. I watched it a couple of weeks ago online (naughty, but I don't think it's fair the US had this 3 months before us!) and I thought it was good, but not as good as the book. A lot has been missed out obviously because it's too much for a film (the fact she was raped wasn't mentioned and her Mum's affair with the police officer).
    I would like to read the book again, it's a long time since I read it the first time.

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  5. I read the book which i thought was amazing and then watched the film and was really disapointed. Acting was brilliant but the story was too toned down x

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  6. I read the book, and i hate to be the only one who wasn't blown away by it but its not a favourite of mine. I do want to see the film though, i love doing book/film comparisons. Book always wins!

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  7. i read the book about 4 years ago and i agree that the book is better :)
    i did enjoy the film though even though they did miss a few things out.
    I think if people want to see the film, they should read the book first as the films quite confusing :) xx

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  8. I loved the book but hated the film! It had it momments where it was very emotional and definitely got to me but for the most part I thought that the film in general wasnt done well. I think people who havnt read the book will like it a lot more than those who have. That is just my opinion. :)

    xx

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  9. I heard the book was boring, so I never read it. My sister brought over the movie, and I really enjoyed it. So maybe I'll go backwards, and read the book after I've seen the movie!

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  10. The book is def. better than the film, but I still loved the film too!


    I just came across your blog!

    It is lovely!

    colormenana.blogspot.com

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  11. Lovely Bones is by far one of my favorites.
    Alice Sebold is such a great writer and the topoics she writes about all grab the attention of the heart!
    I did see the movie, It was cool the way they made it but ofcoarse the book is better!

    Loveee this post!

    xox,Rachel

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  12. I thought that film was amazing, Stanley Tucci is fantastic.

    I saw AiW last night, another Burton classic in my opinion. 3D was good too, recommend it if you have the opportunity to see it :)

    Kelly x

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  13. I've not seen this yet but I can't wait to!:)Xxxxx

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  14. This is one of my favourite books and I'm so scared to watch the film as all the reviews I've read have been horrendous. I'm interested to see it but all in all I think they should have just left it as a book, there is too much ground to cover and so many complex layers that make the book amazing would have to be left out. xx

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  15. Although the film is practically nothing like the book I still thought it was really really good!

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  16. The book was definatley better than the film! Thats always the case I think.. apart from PS I Love You (and thats only because of Gerard Butler!) x

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  17. I have promised myself I will read the book and see the film as I've been told by loads of people that they're good.
    I shall have to do both soon x

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