The Lovely Bones | 2009

Directed by: Peter Jackson

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Main Plot

"The Lovely Bones" follows the story of a young girl named Susie Salmon, who is brutally murdered by her neighbor. From the afterlife, Susie watches over her family and friends as they struggle to cope with her loss and search for her killer. As time passes, Susie's spirit becomes increasingly determined to find justice and bring closure to her loved ones. Directed by Peter Jackson, the film explores themes of grief, healing, and the power of love in the face of tragedy.


  • Rachel Weisz's character in The Lovely Bones is named Abigail Salmon. She plays the role of Susie's grieving mother who becomes obsessed with finding her daughter's killer.
  • Jack Salmon, a grieving father who becomes obsessed with finding his daughter's killer after she is murdered.
  • Saoirse Ronan's character in The Lovely Bones is Susie Salmon, a young girl who is murdered and watches over her family from the afterlife.

Ending Explained

In the conclusion of The Lovely Bones, Susie's family finally finds closure as her killer, George Harvey, is confronted by Susie's father and ultimately dies accidentally. Susie's spirit, having watched over her loved ones for years, finally moves on to the afterlife, finding peace and letting go of her earthly attachments. Her family, although still grieving, begins to heal and move forward with their lives. Susie's sister, Lindsey, becomes a successful photographer, while her mother, Abigail, leaves her husband and starts a new life. The film ends with a sense of hope and resilience, as the characters find strength in their shared experiences and continue to remember Susie's spirit.

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Peter Jackson Rachel Weisz Mark Wahlberg Saoirse Ronan