Friday, 26 February 2010

Bones falling apart?....

Last week saw the release of 'The Lovely Bones' in UK cinemas. The film is an adaptation of Alice Seabold's 2002 novel of the same name, in which a murdered girl narrates from heaven. Starring such names as Saoirse Ronan, Mark Wahlberg and Rachel Weisz, it is directed by New Zealander Peter Jackson, of 'The Lord of the Rings' fame.

Despite an original budget of $15 million, the film has received mixed reviews, many of which are indeed negative. 'An expensive-looking mess that fails to capture the mood, and the poetry, of its source material', is not an unusual comment amongst critics, yet the film has graced several award nominations lists. 'Screen Actors Guild Awards',  'Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards' 'The Golden Globes' and even the latest 'Academy Awards' have recognised the film, however, it must be said that this is mainly for actor Stanley Tucci. It is too early to determine the film's success, but it might not be long before the questions start coming.

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