Love and scandal are the best sweeteners of tea. —Henry Fielding

28 January 2010

The Lovely Bones

Wow. So bad. I mean, I had heard it was bad but I was not prepared for the ludicrousness: the weird combination of horror film, slapstick comedy, sentimental father/daughter movie, mystery, and thriller. The Lovely Bones makes almost no sense at all. And the stuff that does make sense is framed by this weirdo voice-over by a dead girl. We follow the dead girl's journey as she... comes to grips with being a little dead girl. I was aghast. Several times I turned to my companion in total exasperation. We were openly making fun of it by the time it ended. This film is almost completely incoherent. Avoid at all costs.