Mental Health and Disorders is no laughing matter nor should it be ignored or glamorised in any way. Next month To The Bone will arrive on Netflix starring Lilly Collins as a young woman struggling with Anorexia. It’s a movie that’s close and personal for the actress but will it be a movie that will strike a cord with other sufferers? Ahead of its release, the streaming giants have sent us the movie’s trailer…
Netflix does not hide from controversy and has recently not just from cancelling series favourites like Sense8 but releasing 13 Reasons Why. A TV Series that highlighted suicide in schools many critics accused that series of glamorising suicide. To The Bone did play at this year’s Sundance Film Festival leaving with some strong reviews but like any movie or show with sensitive topic how well will Anorexia be handled? Movies director Marti Moxon like Collins suffered from this dreadful disorder will be hoping compassion and understanding will be established.
Further Reading: 13 Reasons Why Season One Review
Ellen is an unruly, 20-year-old anorexic girl who spent the better part of her teenage years being shepherded through various recovery programs, only to find herself several pounds lighter every time. Determined to find a solution, her dysfunctional family agrees to send her to a group home for youths, which is led by a non-traditional doctor. Surprised by the unusual rules—and charmed by her fellow patients—Ellen has to discover for herself how to confront her addiction and attempt self-acceptance, in order to stand a chance against her demons
Television veteran Marti Noxon brings her aptitude for storytelling to her remarkable debut feature, tackling the challenges of self-esteem with a refreshingly humorous yet painstakingly honest voice. Featuring a career-making performance by Lily Collins, and pitch-perfect supporting roles by Keanu Reeves, Carrie Preston, and Lili Taylor, To the Bone, subverts expectations at every turn with its razor-sharp script, and its undiluted look at what young women face in living up to both society’s expectations of beauty, and their own.
To The Bone is set to exclusively premiere on Netflix globally from 14th July.Powered by Sidelines