The owner of the lovely bones is named Susie Salmon ( Saoirse Ronan , a very good young actress, who cannot be faulted here). The heaven Susie occupies looks a little like a Flower Power world in the kind of fantasy that, murdered in 1973, she might have imagined. Seems to me that heaven, by definition outside time and space, would have neither colors nor a lack of colors -- would be a state with no sensations. Nor would there be thinking there, let alone narration. In an eternity spent in the presence of infinite goodness, you don't go around thinking, "Man! Is this great!" You simply are. I have a lot of theologians on my side here.
Susie enters Ruth’s body and Ruth floats out of her own body. Susie opens her eyes and finds herself in Ray’s arms. She tells Ray to kiss her. Susie tells Ray to drive her to Hal’s bike shop. Susie steps into the shower and asks Ray to join her. He calls her Susie, not Ruth. He realizes she is not Ruth, and Susie tells him she watched both of them for years. They have sex. She tells him to read Ruth’s journals before he leaves the room. Susie calls Buckley, but he cannot hear her. When Ray comes back from the shower. He realizes Susie is gone and Ruth is back.