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THE LOVELY BONES

THE LOVELY BONES artwork

THE LOVELY BONES

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 135m 22s

Release date 19/02/2010

BBFCInsight Contains child murder theme, disturbing scenes and moderate violence

Genre(s) Drama

Director(s) Peter Jackson

Cast includes Saoirse Ronan, Mark Wahlberg, Rachel Weisz, Stanley Tucci, Susan Sarandon, Michael Imperioli, Nikki SooHoo, Jake Abel, Amanda Michalka, Charlie Saxton

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 09/02/2010

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

THE LOVELY BONES is a drama about a 14-year-old girl whose spirit inhabits a limbo between life and death from which she tells of her murder by a neighbour.

Theme

The film is about a girl who was murdered. There are references to her murder and also to the history of her murderer and his previous similar crimes.

Disturbing images

Scenes show the murderer watching and pusuing his victim. He lures her into an underground den. A scene shows the murderer cleaning up after his crime. This contains images of muddy clothing and a sink with traces of blood, as well as a shot of the razor used as the murder weapon. There are images of the bodies of the killer's previous victims and, although tonally disturbing, the injury detail is relatively discreet. A scene shows the killer placing a sack containing Susie's body inside a large safe.

Violence

A character is attacked and beaten with fists and a baseball bat.

There is infrequent strong language ('f**k'). Other language in the film includes uses of 'moron', 'crap', ''jerk off' and 'piss off'.

Details

Title
THE LOVELY BONES
Year
2009
Distributor(s)
Paramount Pictures UK
Classified date(s)
24/11/2009
Main language
English
Submitted run time
135m 22s
Approved footage
12183+11
BBFC reference
CFF262233
Registration number
CFJ20274

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