Tackling sensitive subjects with comedy is a tentative line to walk but, done well, could portray an accurate struggle with a loving nature.
In To The Bone, Lily Collins (Mirror Mirror) plays 20 year old Ellen, an anorexic girl who has spent much of her teen years being carted through different recovery programs. Despairing at her constant weight-loss, no matter how hard she tries, her family send her to a home for youths where she”ll hopefully find a new sense of being.
This Netflix own Original Movie looks terrific, with emotional beats and a funny human nature. Although, it is really hard to listen to Keanu Reeve’s be a therapist without hearing John Wick…
To The Bone airs on Netflix 14th July