Writer/producer Marti Noxon has made a name for herself crafting shows like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Mad Men, and UnReal. Now, she’s diving into film with her directorial feature film debut, To The Bone. And this daring drama looks like it contains the intoxicating combination of the bracing and beautiful we’ve come to expect from this provocative writer.
Lily Collins stars as Ellen, a 20-year-old anorexic, who is pushing her body to the brink. When gentle urgings from her mother (Carrie Preston) and sister (Liana Liberato) fail to inspire change, Ellen’s unconventional doctor (Keanu Reeves) checks her into a rehab facility where she’ll have to face her fears. According to the official synopsis, “To the Bone subverts expectations at every turn with its razor-sharp script, and its undiluted look at what young women face in living up to both society’s expectations of beauty, and their own.”
The addiction drama won rave reviews out of Sundance for “Noxon’s sterling wit,” “Collins’s standout performance,” its “painful insights” and “unexpected moments of humor.” Look for our review next month.
To The Bone hits Netflix on July 14th.