Movie Review: "The Lovely Bones"
Or as I'd like to call it: Terrible

4/25/2010 03:54:00 PM

Oh, my. Taking into account the possible risk I may be facing from all of you, my dear blog readers and friends, I'm going to put it out there:

I HATED The Lovely Bones.

Yep - I read the book one million years ago and it was ok. (I have a love/hate with Alice Seybold, the author.)

Oh dear.

This was awful and I am absolutely embarrassed for Peter Jackson. I ADORE the Lord of the Rings trilogy. I find it to be a phenomenal theatrical experience and will love it until I leave this world.

However, this movie? Oh boy. It was a tough one to sit through. Yeah, the imagery was cool - however at one point I expected Frodo and Samwise Gamgee to come strolling through the forest. (Truth? I would have been cool with that.) But the movie was just blech. The film was gratuitously long and well... boring.

May it be noted that I really like Stanley Tucci, but really? You can only take 35 creepy, sideways looks from his character, Mr. Harvey. Enough is enough.

OMG and Marky Mark? I'm physically incapable of watching one of his movies without remembering and laughing out loud about that Andy Sandberg/SNL skit that parodies his mad acting skillz, "Hi Donkey. How you doin? You see my latest film? Say hi to you mutha for me." (Google it. I can't watch it because I'm out of the U.S. See here.)

I would NEVER watch this one again. I'd much rather watch Frodo.


  1. I read the first 40 pages of this book and the last 20...and I felt like that was all I needed.

    I do LOVE Lord of the Rings, but I have NOOO desire to watch this Peter Jackson film. Your review confirmed my suspicions.

  2. Dang. I really liked the book and I really like Mark Wahlberg, too. Not sure why.

    Thanks for the warning, though. I will avoid this.

  3. Thank you for the heads up. The book was disturbing to me and took a LOT for me to finish--I jsut didn't give a rat's patootie towards the end.

    I won't queue this one up in my Netflix---2 hours of my life given back after wasting it on "2010"

  4. I loved this book.

    I was okay with the movie. I didn't love it, didn't hate it. But I can see how one would go either way.


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