When 14-year-old Susie Salmon (Saoirse Ronan) is murdered by her neighbour (Stanley Tucci) she watches over him from heaven as well as her heartbroken family as they deal with their loss. Also starring Mark Wahlberg, Rachel Weisz and Susan Sarandon. The film is based on the best seller of the same name by Alice Sebold.
I really enjoyed the film and even though it’s extremely sad I felt myself smiling after, I think because even though the family lose their daughter they get closure and a chance to live on. I think the film is beautifully acted and it really tugs on the heart-strings. You really feel for these characters and what they’re going through.
In the film Susie Salmon has a younger sister who often goes for a run. As she looks down on her she begins to worry because the man who killed her lives in the house that her younger sister runs past. Susie isn’t the only child he has killed so he might strike again with her sister. This leads to a really intense ending to the film. In fact most of the film is intense.
I really liked this film if that’s the right word to use for a film where a 14-year-old is raped and murdered. I haven’t read the book and I’m not going to the film was done beautifully and it’s a film that I won’t forget.