The Lovely Bones…

We didn’t watch The Lovely Bones until tonight.  This movie was incredibly well done.  I don’t want to spoil it for those who haven’t seen it, so if you haven’t seen it yet, Redbox it before you read more.

This was probably one of the best films I’ve seen in a while.  The music was so well done.  The story sucked us in.  Sav threaten that I had better not touch the remote at the most suspenseful part.  The only qualm I had with it was that I didn’t think the guy got what he deserved.  But I’m sure that there’s a special place in hell for people like that.  So I’ll assume he went there and got what he deserved after the movie.

Again, such a good movie.  Great acting.  Lots of sad parts.  I don’t think Sav really liked the ending.  I’ll admit, I didn’t like that he got away or that the safe ended up in the pit.  But thinking about it more, if I were the parents, the last thing I would want to find were my little girl’s remains in a safe.  I think the film did a good job painting the killer without being distasteful.

But it was very sad.  I think I’ve had enough serial killer movies for a long while.  The Silence of the Lambs was really creepy, but The Lovely Bones felt real.  I felt for the characters.  I felt for the girl.  I felt for the parents, for the sister.  And I really wanted the killer (and also the guy in the corn field) to receive justice.

And now, as I head to bed, I hope this doesn’t make it too my dreams.  I’ve been overloaded with dark lately, between Sav reading about Ted Bundy and these movies.  I’d still recommend watching The Lovely Bones, but watch it on a Saturday, where you can open the windows and see the sunshine after you’re done watching.  Not right before you go to bed.

Speaking of windows, I hope we move soon.

Currently listening to: “Dental Care” by Owl City

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