FACTS ABOUT ‘TO THE BONE’

Lily Collins’ new film, ‘To the Bone’ is to be released on the 14th July. It is part drama, part dark-comedy. As you may know, Lily Collins is one of my favourite actresses’, so I am super excited to watch this! Here are some facts you should know before watching it.

  1. It’s about a young woman suffering with anorexia. Collins portrays Ellen, who has been to various recovery programs and has a doctor with unusual methods about the road to recovery.
  2. Lily lost weight for the movie. In an interview she said how she worked with a nutritionist and there was “…never a weight goal, never a number. It was something I decided to do as an actor for a role.”
  3. The movie was semi-autobiographical. Noxon said that the writing was the hardest part and kept reminding herself that this movie was different from her own experiences.
  4. Netflix payed $8 million for the film. It made a deal for world rights at the Sundance festival during January 2017, which is where it first premiered.
  5. Lily said it was the universe telling her to do it. After she had written her book ‘Unfiltered’,where the ‘Love Rosie’ actress talked about her eating disorder as a teenager, a week later the script was sent to her.
  6. ‘To the Bone’ has an  excellent cast. This includes Keanu Reaves, Liana Liberato, Ciara Bravo, Alex Sharp, Carrie Preston and Lili Taylor.
  7. The charity ‘Project Heal’ has been partnering with the movie. Of course, this has resulted in more.backlash. Project Heal is a charity which wants to raise more awareness to eating disorders and raise money to support sufferers so they can get the treatment they need.
  8. It was nominated for a Grand Jury Prize. Hopefully, once it’s released, there will be many more to come.
  9. There has been many opposing views. While the Guardian has described it as ‘trite’ and ‘shallow’,while also being a ‘story that needs to be told’ in various interviews. The trailer has become a controversial subject to talk about, as people are worried they might be ‘triggered.’
  10. Collins suffered from an eating disorder as a teenager. Marti Noxon (director) also did as well. ‘To the Bone’ has been accused of ‘glamorizing’ anorexia, so Collins responded by saying that would be the last thing they would want to do as her and Noxon have been previous sufferers. Also, that people can’t judge it yet just on the trailer

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