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The Lovely Bones

The Salmon family (Mark Wahlberg, Rachel Weisz and Susan Sarandon) is struggling to deal with grief and fear after the disappearance of their 14-year-old daughter and granddaughter. Meanwhile Susie (Saoirse Ronan), who is caught somewhere in the afterlife, watches and wishes she could tell them who murdered her. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: C-
Violence: C-
Sexual Content: B
Language: C
Drugs/Alcohol: C-
Run Time: 135
Theater Release: 15 Jan 2010
Video Release: 20 Apr 2010
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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The Lovely Bones is rated PG-13: for mature thematic material involving disturbing violent content and images, and some language.

Director: Peter Jackson
Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Rachel Weisz, Susan Sarandon, Stanley Tucci, Peter Jackson.
Studio: 2009 Paramount Pictures / DreamWorks SKG
Website: Official site for The Lovely Bones.

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Why Is The Lovely Bones Rated PG-13?

This film deals with the mature theme of a child predator who murders his victims.… 
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