Tuesday, June 22, 2010

The Lovely Bones

So often, yours truly will remark, "The book was better than the movie." But, ye socks won't hear me make such an utterance in this case.

I suppose, one cannot make a more subjective statement concerning the latest DVD selection from our friends at Netflix.

But, words alone could not have conjured a more chilling character than the one portrayed by Stanley Tucci in this 2009 adaptation of the 2002 novel of the same name.

Indeed, the whole cast does a frighteningly good job of retelling the story of a serial killer from the perspective of one of his victims: a 14-year-old girl from Norristown, Pennsylvania. Particularly good are Mark Wahlberg (who plays her father) and Susan Sarandon (who plays her chainsmoking grandmother).

Bottom line: Disturbing, yes. But, worth watching.



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