Based on the critically acclaimed best-selling novel by Alice Sebold, and directed by Oscar® winner Peter Jackson from a screenplay by Jackson & Fran Walsh & Philippa Boyens, The Lovely Bones centers on a young girl who has been murdered and watches over her family – and her killer – from heaven. She must weigh her desire for vengeance against her desire for her family to heal. Oscar® nominee Mark Wahlberg and Oscar® winners Rachel Weisz and Susan Sarandon star along with Stanley Tucci, Michael Imperioli and Oscar® nominee Saoirse Ronan.
Peter Jackson made history with The Lord of the Rings trilogy, becoming the first person to direct three major feature films simultaneously. The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers and The Return of the King were nominated for and collected a slew of awards from around the globe, including 17 Academy Awards®, 12 British Academy of Film and Television Awards and four Golden Globes.
It was for The Return of the King that Jackson received his most impressive collection of awards. This included three Academy Awards® (Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Director and Best Picture), two Golden Globes (Best Director and Best Motion Picture-Drama), three BAFTAs (Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Film and Audience Award), a Directors Guild Award, a Producers Guild Award and a New York Film Critics Circle Award.
As a follow-up to The Lord of the Rings trilogy, in 2005 Jackson directed, wrote and produced King Kong for Universal Pictures. The film grossed over $500 million and won three… read more
There's only so far you can let the emotional resonance of a film carry you before you have to acknowledge that the "plot" makes no logical sense. I don't mean the vision of the afterlife, which is perfectly in-keeping with the tortured teenage kitsch of Jackson's earlier masterpiece Heavenly Creatures, but the more important stuff. The motivations of characters, their reactions and the machinations of the murder itself are so preposterous and unrealistic that it makes the tragedy of the film, no matter how emotionally effective it might be, utterly worthless.
Following a roundup of reviews of films opening this weekend, a look ahead at some of the titles rolling out through Christmas, including
Director Peter Jackson has had one of the most unusual journeys in contemporary film history, going from frantic micro-budgeted shock-horror
"The Lovely Bones, which was given its premiere last night at the Royal Film Performance in the presence of the Prince of Wales and the Duchess
If ever there was an achievement of conveying a dream to film, this would surely be the greatest ever. The imagination and application to cinematography here is staggering. The story centres around… read review
“Um Olhar do Paraíso” (The Lovely Bones) é o tipo de filme que dificilmente não chamará a sua atenção. Digo isso porque o longa é uma grande mistura de gêneros. Um drama que ora parece um thriler… read review
Legendary New Zealand director Peter Jackson (“The Lord of the Rings” & “King Kong”) follows his work on Middle Earth by turning his attention to, that other great mythical realm, heaven in this… read review