This was a very good movie. Of course, what can we expect from Peter Jackson?! It stays relatively true to the book, with a few minor differences. I have read critics complain that Jackson took too soft of a tone by not portraying that Susie is raped and murdered. Depicting the rape, or even letting on that she was raped, was not necessary. Anyone with a brain can figure out that this happens...clues are given in the obsessive behavior of the murderer. It is beautifully acted. Saoirse Ronan as Susie brings such luminosity to the role. This girl has a very bright future in acting. And Stanley Tucci...wow! I knew he was a good actor, but he really brings creepiness to a new level.
Go see this movie, but read the book first (if possible). I liked the movie, but I liked the book better (of course).
This book was read for these challenges:
Read the Book, See the Movie Challenge
Monthly Mixer Mele
Countdown Challenge 2010
New Authors Challenge
FTC Disclaimer: This book came from my personal shelves and I did not receive any compensation for reading and reviewing it.