Bones and All (2022)
December 2, 2022 9:18 AM - Subscribe

A story of first love between Maren (Taylor Russell), a young woman learning how to survive on the margins of society, and Lee ( Timothée Chalamet), an intense and disenfranchised drifter; a liberating road odyssey of two young people coming into their own, searching for identity and chasing beauty in a perilous world that cannot abide who they are.

Also starring Mark Rylance, André Holland, Michael Stuhlbarg, David Gordon Green, Jessica Harper (yes! the star of the original Suspiria), Chloë Sevigny.

Directed by Luca Guadagnino. Written by David Kajganich.

83% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.

Now playing in theaters. JustWatch listing.
posted by DirtyOldTown (7 comments total)
posted by DirtyOldTown at 9:19 AM on December 2, 2022

I really want to see this. My original plan was to do an in theater double feature with The Menu but unfortunately my back could only handle one film that day.
posted by miss-lapin at 9:25 AM on December 2, 2022

So - Timmy and Luca's last film, Call Me By Your Name, is probably my favorite film ever. It's definitely the one that affects me the strongest emotionally, hands down. So I was of course eager to see this - despite some of the details I'd been hearing about the subject matter:

So, Maren and Lee are cannibals. Like, for real.

I saw it when it ran during New York's Film Festival. And - well, it didn't grab me the same way CMBYN did, but there was little chance it could have anyway. And yeah, the [details] probably also kept me at arms' length too.

But - towards the end, I realized with a start - "wait, am I seriously sitting here feeling empathy towards [details]?" And yep, I was. Luca Guadagnino is just that good.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 11:18 AM on December 2, 2022

I really liked this, probably a little more than Call Me… mark rylance was surprisingly creepy and his character was more memorable than many of the people Marin ran into in the book. The unpredictable campfire dudes were also great!

I wish they could have shown more of their normal people life though. It ended really quickly.
posted by Freecola at 12:32 PM on December 6, 2022

The unpredictable campfire dudes were also great!

When the film ended and I saw Michael Stuhlbarg's name in the credits, I sat there for a full 20 seconds trying to figure out "wait, where was he in this?" before I figured out he was one of those two dudes.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 1:02 PM on December 6, 2022

Most original vampire movie I've seen in a while
posted by qxntpqbbbqxl at 11:35 AM on January 6, 2023 [1 favorite]

What an odd, lovely, bloody and creepy film. Went in skeptical about the cannibalism but the horror was handled deftly. Everyone's acting was excellent throughout and the story didn't fall into the road trip movie trap of not going anywhere interesting as the miles pass by.

Loved the heartfelt romance between Russell and Chalamet, and the riffs on family trauma in the midst of the gore. Not sure the bloody punctuation mark of a finale was the right decision; a quieter, moodier or more open ending would have worked just as well, if not better, but of all the depressing, somewhat gory art movies I've watched in the last month (this, The Menu, Banshees of Inisherin), Bones and All is by far my fave.
posted by mediareport at 8:34 PM on February 7, 2023

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