To the Bone
Release Date: July 14
Director: Marti Noxon
Cast: Lily Collins, Keanu Reeves, Carrie Preston, Lili Taylor, Retta
“I don’t get it, really,” Ellen’s sister Kelly says. “Just eat.” Anorexia, bulimia, and other eating disorders are often that impenetrable to those who don’t suffer from them – who don’t understand that it’s not about eating, but, as one of the characters here puts it, “the numbing of the thing you don’t want to feel.” There are a good many more wise lines in this semi-autobiographical story of a young woman’s last chance to save her own life, written and directed by Marti Noxon (a legendary TV writer/producer making her feature directing debut). What could have been trite and clichéd is instead insightful and affirming, thanks to the unguarded honesty of Noxon’s storytelling and the crackling wit of her dialogue.