The Lovely Bones
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Susie Salmon: My name is Salmon, like the fish. First name, Susie. I was fourteen years old when I was murdered on December 6th,1973. I wasn't gone. I was alive in my own perfect world. But in my heart, I knew it wasn't perfect. My murderer still haunted me. My father had the pieces but he couldn't make them fit. I waited for justice but justice did not come.

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Continuity mistake: In the scene where George and the other man are moving the large safe towards the sinkhole by flipping it repeatedly, it keeps switching between shots of them flipping it and Ruth watching them from the window in the house. The distance of the safe from the hole remains the same in several shots, despite them having gained some ground since the previous shots. In fact in one shot the safe even appears to be *farther* from the hole than in previous shots.

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Trivia: Peter Jackson had originally cast Saoirse Ronan as Susie because he wanted an unknown actress in the role. But in the middle of principal photography, Ronan earned Golden Globe, BAFTA, and Academy Award nominations for her role in Atonement.

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Question: If Susie's body had been in a bag in the safe, how did people who went into his house (Lindsey when she broke into his house through the basement window) not smell her dead body?

Answer: The dog could smell her body even from outside, and he barked and hesitated as he passed near the killer's house. Dogs can smell people from a long distance.

Answer: The only person who went into the basement while the safe was there was Lindsey. The safe was airtight, so the odor at that point would have been contained inside it.

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