To the Bone is a 2017 American drama film, written and directed by Marti Noxon. The film stars Lily Collins, Keanu Reeves, Carrie Preston, Lili Taylor, Alex Sharp, Liana Liberato, Brooke Smith, and Ciara Bravo.
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1. The film follows a girl (Collins) as she battles anorexia.
2. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on January 22, 2017.
3. It was released worldwide on Netflix on July 14, 2017.
4. In March 2016, it was announced that Lily Collins had been cast in a leading role in an anorexia drama film titled To the Bone, written and directed by Marti Noxon, based on Noxon’s early battle with the eating disorder.
5. Later that month, Keanu Reeves joined the cast, portraying the role of a doctor.
6. On March 29, Carrie Preston was cast as Collins’ character’s stepmother.
7. AMBI Group was later reported to be co-producing and financing the picture.
8. In early April, it was reported that Lili Taylor, Alex Sharp, Brooke Smith, and Liana Liberato had joined the cast of the film in unknown roles.
9. On April 11, Ciara Bravo was cast in the supporting role of Tracy, a young girl also suffering from an eating disorder.
10. Principal photography began in late March 2016 in Los Angeles.
11. In 2017, Netflix acquired distribution rights to the film and was released worldwide on July 14, 2017.
12. To the Bone currently holds an 79% approval rating on review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, based on 28 reviews, with a weighted average of 6.2/10.
13. The site’s critical consensus reads, “To the Bone offers an insightful, empathetic look at a widespread issue, led by exemplary work from Lily Collins in the central role.
14. Justin Chang of The Los Angeles Times wrote that the film was “part character study, part PSA” and that it “chronicles a brief but meaningful period in its protagonist’s healing journey.”
15. Chang said of Lily Collins performance, “In a different film, Ellen’s sharp tongue might have made her an insufferable fount of wisecracking negativitybut Collins’ performance is subtler than that, and the script gives her ample opportunity to reveal the character’s more complicated, vulnerable edges.”