Bones and All

Abandoned by her father, a young woman named Maren embarks on a thousand-mile odyssey through the backroads of America where she meets Lee, a disenfranchised drifter. But despite their best efforts, all roads lead back to their terrifying pasts and to a final stand that will determine whether their love can survive their otherness.

  • Released:
  • Runtime: 131 minutes
  • Genre: Drama, Horror, Romance
  • Stars: Timothée Chalamet, Mark Rylance, Michael Stuhlbarg, Chloë Sevigny, André Holland, Francesca Scorsese, David Gordon Green, Anna Cobb, Max Soliz, Kendle Coffey, Johanna McGinley, Hannah Barlow, Claudio Encarnacion Montero, Sue Hopkins, Brady Gentry
  • Director: Luca Guadagnino
 Comments
  • deloudelouvain - 11 January 2023
    Good acting, good enough to watch once.
    I started watching Bones and All without having any clue about the story so I was surprised it was going that way. Interesting story although a bit more background on the characters could have been welcome. The ending wasn't entirely satisfying either, for sure not good enough to want me to watch this movie again in the future. The acting was good, that's what made it worth watching. Timothy Chalamet and Taylor Russell, playing the two main characters, did a good job. The horror scenes were okay, probably disgusting to some but not really frightening in my opinion. Considering the ratings it got I was expecting something better. Still it's good enough to watch once.
  • litvinich - 10 January 2023
    Waste of 2 hours
    Why this movie was even made? There is no police in this world, they kill and eat people in the middle of the damn towns. Almost every person they meet is the Eater.

    Actors are the only reason why I didn't drop on 30th minute

    Why this movie was even made? There is no police in this world, they kill and eat people in the middle of the damn towns. Almost every person they meet is the Eater.

    Actors are the only thing why I didn't drop on 30th minute

    Why this movie was even made? There is no police in this world, they kill and eat people in the middle of the damn towns. Almost every person they meet is the Eater.
  • Senryu-Cherry - 9 January 2023
    Hightened human emotions wrapped in horror
    This movie is obscure and relatable at the same time. It tries to capture that euphoric state when our emotions and desires don't make any sense but the engulf us. Example you love someone so much that no amount of intimacy is enough to get closer to them. It's about a coming of age couple and also them individually as well - questioning a moral compass every step they take.

    This is fiction so of course their sinister duality manifests into body horror. So these characters - which in real world would be locked up in pyschiartic help for gross violence, are now humanized to us. Their struggles feel relatable just like any another person but with this context of their dark nature adds various layers of symbols to how human emotions can't be tamed when it explodes in it's raw intensity.

    There is not much plot to it, it's pretty straightforward. But thanks to the cinematography it captures this entranced moment that feels extended as if time has stopped.
  • ralphwreckedit - 9 January 2023
    Quite good - mostly a drama
    I was very surprised by this gem. All though the generL style is no longer original, everything else about it definitely is. Which just means the general style still has so much to offer and is here to stay for decades to come.

    The underlying story is very well layered and scattered with clues on what this dark adventure is actually all about. Great themes like generational pain, mistakes that carry from parents to their children, abandonment, hope, determination, forgiveness, the feminine power of 'sweating out' the past through communication, addiction and the monsters that reside in many of us are just a few examples of what one might find in this entertaining and thrilling sweet summer coming of age work of magic.

    Which is such a wonderful and welcoming surprise after all the unoriginal mostly propaganda driven half work since covid. The Yanks still got their A-game!!

    Go check it out!
  • Dowsen - 8 January 2023
    Nothing for the weak!
    It started rather slow but hit you by surprise. This movie is very visual. Nothing for the weak! I was shocked at so many moments. However, the love story has something very sweet that balances the rough pictures.

    The movie is something rather new and innovative. Very controversial I feel. It got me thinking. Mostly whether I like the movie or not. It's not a bad movie but I guess it's more for people who can stand those visual brutality which luckily the director presents in a compressible way. The way of telling us story almost takes the whole brutality. It is a very special love story with many twists and turns. For sure, I was not bored!
  • tlarraya - 7 January 2023
    Disappointing
    Bones and All is a very disappointing movie. At the start it´s original, like a new take on vampires or the like. So it feels like it could be fresh but then it slows down and is very boring. And then the ending is terrible and meaningless. Unexplained. I didn´t find the movie romantic at all or meaningful or interesting or anything at all. Some of the characters were disturbing so that was well acted but the ending ruined everything that could have been saved. It´s just not worth seing two hours of a movie to get to that ending. Why would anyone think that was a good story to tell? It beats me.
  • butlersean-07359 - 6 January 2023
    Life's never dully
    The movie was brilliant. Lots of movies try to prove a point or follow the character(s) as they achieve this amazing goal and become a hero. This one doesn't. I seen one comment in particular here saying a flaw was that none of the characters have a purpose. Well here's a newsflash: It can be hard to find a purpose! The characters are nonconsensual cannibals and they are struggling with it. They can't find a way out because they're all too traumatized by the things they done and how society has reacted. Perhaps a happy ending could have been if a scientific solution was found to their predicament but I don't think that would have made a good movie. I laughed at it too therefore it's a comedy/romance/horror in my book and they nailed it.
  • devojonesy1977 - 5 January 2023
    They may eat people..But I WATCHED garbage
    I have to start out by saying that I disappointed myself with this film being my first watch of 2023.

    I couldn't tell which was worse, the horrible acting or the story. It starts off with Taylor Russells character Maren. (with Russells performance being the most deadpan performance that I have ever seen in a motion picture by a so called actress.) She barely speaks or even acknowledges her father before chewing off her new "besties" finger at a sleepover. When she meets Lee (played by Timothee Chalamet) she becomes Chatty Cathy. You finally get to hear Maren speak..and she still has nothing of ANY INTEREST to say. The jump shots (apparently to look artsy) only added MORE confusion to a pretty shoddy film. Notable good acting standouts were Sully, played admirably by Mark Rylance, and the father played by André Holland, and a very brief cameo by the legendary Chloe Sevigny playing Marens handless mother Janelle. This film failed on soo many levels that it's hard to pick just one problem. But for starters, Ms Russell might want to attend a few more acting classes before she is featured in another motion picture as a lead. And the director Luca Guadagnino, and screenwriter David Kajganich really didn't think this one out, it's like they had little or no interest in creating or telling an interesting story, that had an intersting premise. I'm sure original writer Camille DeAngelis was just as disappointed as I was to see her vision literally destroyed on screen. This might be an interesting film to "Gen Z" 13 year old females. But anyone over 13 with a semblance of respect for a good story? SKIP THIS!!!!
  • blu_crumbs - 3 January 2023
    Cinematography was pleasing, but that was it.
    This film felt like a fever dream to me. I have read the book, and I felt that the film should be a separate review and not be compared with it. When watching the film, I had the book plot in my mind; however, Luca Guadagnino had made the film in his own interpretation. I actually read the script that Guadagnino had written, and I felt that he should have stuck to the plot of the script (it added so much depth to the story), but the film would have been longer. The cinematography takes the icing off the cake with the 80s film grain; the atmosphere of uncertainty lingered throughout the film to show the journey of the main characters, and the acting performances of all three lead characters were believable and heartfelt. When it came to character casting, Taylor Russell was fantastic as Maren; however, I did not picture Timothée Chalamet as Lee because he did not fit Lee's behavior of being more deviant and full of risk. Furthermore, I wanted more scenes that showed the sibling relationship between the characters of Kayla (played by Anna Cobb) and Lee.

    When talking about the gore or eerie scenes in this film, it was so-so. As this is a film about cannibals, you'd expect more blood and gore. The effects looked average, and it just looked like the cannibals were chewing on "gummy" bodies. I did watch Guadagnino's Suspiria (2018), and I had high expectations that he would make this film spine-chilling, but I was disappointed. I give this film a 7/10 because I actually enjoyed it, I cried at the ending (even though I knew that it was going to end up like that), and overall, I am a sucker for beautiful cinematography.
  • hjvergara - 3 January 2023
    A Haunting Horror Romance
    "Bones and All" is another film by Luca Guadanigno that feels astonishingly real, immersive, and palpably grotesque and undeniably sensual. It is primarily a romance but contains elements of an effective gory horror film; it is a social commentary on love and the marginalized.

    It's also a story of cannibals embodying a deep hunger, a need to be satiated, and outsiders in society. Timothee Chalamet and Taylor Russell play two deeply anguished and maladjusted lost souls that find solace in each other. But the standout performance is Mark Rylance, especially memorable and terrifyingly creepy as the predator Sully. It's an unusual, atmospheric, and metaphorical journey and actual road trip through America and through the wounds of our past that haunt our present reality.
  • theredsky - 3 January 2023
    Bones and All Review
    One of the most underrated films of 2022. If you are easily grossed out then this movie definitely won't be for you but I really enjoyed this. Luca Guadagnino does a great job at showing the themes of finding your place while adding an interesting twist in the form of cannibalism. All of the performances here are great with Taylor Russell giving easily the best performance of the film. Her performance was wonderful and I'm very excited to see what she does next. Timothée Chalamet did a really great job as well along with Mark Rylance giving an amazing performance but playing a despicable character. The story is definitely very interesting but there's a cute love story thrown in between all the cannibalism moments although it can definitely drag at points. The use of blood and gore was done very well. I thought some scenes were gonna be a lot worse but what makes those scenes truly unsettling is the sound design. The sound design is what really makes those scenes truly unnerving but you also can't keep your eyes off the screen at the same time. This movie has moments that are incredibly engaging and then moments that were a little too slow but by the end of the film it was very much worth it. The ending is scary, sweet and emotional all at once which I won't spoil why. The cinematography was amazing throughout especially towards the end where we get a lot more absolutely stunning wide shots. If you can handle gore and lots of blood then I would highly recommend checking this film out.
  • lenfoire33 - 3 January 2023
    Badlands enjoying flesh
    "Bones and all" is a movie about loneliness, guilt and hopeless people living with a horrible condition: they have to eat human flesh to calm their inner hunger. Luca Guadagnino's direction is masterful, he took all the good decisions in the "mise en scene". But the story sometimes seems a little dull, the love story is not very well developed and between the gory scenes and the metaphors about canibalism, we arrived to a final scene that lacks of surprise. It's not a horror film, it's a drama with some horror scenes. Not bad, but could me much better, specially with the cast and the original material that the film had.
  • eoinpgeary - 2 January 2023
    Yea, I liked it
    So, it's not what I expected hahaha Full transparency I did not watch any trailer for this movie and I am SO HAPPY that I didn't !!!

    Without getting into to much details the movie is about a girl who has more than an urge, a genetic need to EAT human flesh, she is a cannibal, the movie focuses on this and her journey across country to find her mother, a very unique journey to say the least !!

    Within itself it's a love story between Lee and Maren, (Timothée and Taylor). I have been sick of love stories I found them all the same but I think the sheer hunger for the feeling to fit in, to finally connect fully with someone really drove their dynamic.

    There are some stand out scenes that really stuck with you, personally the ending is so left field I didn't see it coming and normally I spot those things, also in the woods when they come across some other people is quite interesting.

    I really liked the movie, it's weird, powerful and gory, if you went into this knowing nothing I think gives it the best result.
  • vetcanty83 - 2 January 2023
    Weird/Disturbing/Strange
    I had to stop watching this movie, and then I went back to it the next day only because I wanted to know how this movie progressed. The whole plot could not be predicted however I could tell from the trailer this movie would be about cannibalism. I had no idea it would be so graphic and disturbing. The acting at best was just ok. The scenes were obviously art-focused and driven. I agree with the other reviewer about normalizing this display of clearly disturbing psychological drama. I question the screenwriter, and the director about what their goal was with this film. Obviously they were portraying a book but I just feel like it could have been done in a more tasteful manner.