London: The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC), that classifies films for UK distribution has received 24 complaints for giving ‘The Lovely Bones’ a 12A rating.
Peter Jackson`s film, about a murdered girl who watches over the lives of her family and her killer from the afterlife, garnered maximum objections out of the list of 2010 films.
"Many found it to be a shocking and upsetting experience," the BBC quoted BBFC as saying.
However, BBFC stated in its annual report that the film, based on Alice Sebold``s novel was ‘right on the borderline’ between a 12A and a 15.
It explained that since the movie ‘lacked any explicit detail of the murder’ and ‘had many positive messages about life’, the decision was made to give it the lower certificate.