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
  • kennyaustins-18950 - 10 June 2024
    Most beautiful movie I've ever seen
    This is genuinely the most beautiful movie I've seen in my life. I'm not a good critic nor am I a casual movie watcher, my lover showed this movie to me, I watched it with them, it was so amazing. It has imperfections, like all films, but what I think the people who don't like this movie see is just gore. It's not just gore. Read into it, feel it. This movie is great, but if you don't like crying- Well, watch it anyways. I wouldn't want to keep you from experiencing it. Poets will especially love this one, I wanna say Edgar Allen Poe but he'd also be too elegant to understand the raw countryside language of it all. I'm a writer. I couldn't do this good, no one can and no one ever will again, I'm sure. The acting is great, the scenery is absolutely gorgeous, the gore isn't too much but if you like that kind of thing I promise you'll be fed (hehe).
  • lantern4444 - 21 March 2024
    Hidden Cannibals in Society
    This movie is essentially about people due to their inherited genetic traits having an uncontrolled desire to consume others. The movie follows a young girl who becomes abandoned due to these desires. She becomes a drifter eventually meeting another young man who has the same traits. The movie then follows their struggles to make sense of their lives, their past and how to deal with their desires. It is a different and unusual coming of age movie.

    While the story line is generally well written is does gloss over an important detail. The characters are continually committing numerous serious crimes but are never the subject of police investigations. They somehow stay hidden from law enforcement and society in general.

    Again, it is movie worth watching if you enjoy the subject at hand and can ignore the main flaw in the movie.
  • reddiemurf81 - 15 January 2024
    The World of Love wants no Monsters in it.
    Maren sneaks out one night after her father goes to sleep. She walks down the road to join some friends from school who are having a slumber party. While there, the girls are painting their nails, and one of the girls puts her hand close to Maren to show her their nails. Then Maren quickly leans forward, opens her mouth, and bites the flesh off of the girls finger.

    Some time later (after being abandoned by her father) Maren meets a man named Sully, who tells her that he's like her. That she doesn't have to worry, bc he doesn't eat other eaters.

    One day, outside of a roadside market, Maren meets Lee (a young man who's just fed on someone, who has blood on his face). They become inseparable for the most part.

    This movie is not one that I recommend to anyone. That being said, I watched it out of curiosity, and I wanted to see if the performances of Chalamet and Russell were as good as advertised. I can say that, yes. The two of them are very good in this.

    I look forward to seeing them both in more. I'm not familiar with the actor who played Sully, but he was also very good (he won an Oscar not too long ago).

    The reason I would not recommend this movie to anyone is that it's absolutely bonkers!!! It's about cannibals for crying out loud! That being said, Chalamet and Russell were incredible in their roles. I just can't give this a higher rating bc of its subject matter. Too disturbing for most.
  • 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.
  • andrewchristianjr - 29 December 2022
    One of the weirdest and grossest films of the year, but also one of the most creative. This is a movie that at its core level is about outcasts trying to find their way in the world, so it really has that coming-of-age feel. I felt there were moments of shock value but this movie was immensely slow paced and at times I did find myself disengaged with it. The cinematography is very good and the performances are solid. The characters are all very strange and it makes their interaction a bit more fascinating all the way through.

    Synopsis: BONES AND ALL is a story of first love between Maren, a young woman learning how to survive on the margins of society, and Lee, an intense and disenfranchised drifter; a liberating road odyssey of two young people coming into their own, searching for identity and chasing beauty in a perilous world that cannot abide who they are.
  • SnoopyStyle - 27 December 2022
    disturbing and romantic
    Maren (Taylor Russell) and her father live in a trailer in 80's America. She seems to be a regular high school student. She is hanging out with her friends when she starts chewing off a girl's finger. Her father has had enough with her lifelong hunger for flesh and abandons her. With only her birth certificate as a guide, she intends to find her long lost mother. She encounters others like her. First, there is the creepy Sully (Mark Rylance). She does meet the love of her life, Lee (Timothée Chalamet).

    This is a disturbing and romantic film. Mark Rylance delivers the disturbing although the cannibalism is pretty disturbing all by itself. Chalamet is the romance. Taylor Russell has a quiet magnetism. It's a very compelling and surreal outsider take on Reagan's America.
  • jtindahouse - 23 December 2022
    It doesn't sell the love story well enough
    I was hearing a lot of positive feedback coming out of Fantastic Fest 2022 for 'Bones and All'. Many even saying it was their favourite film of the festival. A cannibal romance film. Can't say I've seen too many of those. Unfortunately the film was a bit of a let down.

    I guess I just didn't feel like the romance in the film was earned. The best romance films convince their audience that their leads are soul mates who were made purely for each other. In 'Bones and All' it felt like there were just two people with the same condition, of a similar age and so we were just meant to accept their love. It didn't work for me.

    There is certainly some body horror in this film that is pretty hard to watch. I found myself squirming uncomfortably on a couple of occasions. Also Mark Rylance is absolutely terrific and the best thing the film has going for it. The man never gives a bad performance seemingly. Otherwise though, this one was not for me. 5/10.
  • lasttimeisaw - 20 December 2022
    Cinema Omnivore - Bones and All (2022) 7.3/10
    "In BONES AND ALL, generational discord is a persistent motif, neither Maren's parents is the pillar of strength a young girl can rely on (Jessica Harper as Maren's maternal grandmother, is terrifically uncaring and magisterially tactful), in the arbitrary third-act, Sully's volte-face is a startling twist, Guadagnino goes out of his way to instruct young people to be leery of the insidious "mentor" figure and Rylance is all-too effortless in modulating from an avuncular Dutch uncle to a creepy stalker then a pestilent viper with his halting mannerism and idiosyncratic get-up."

    read my full review on my blog: Cinema Omnivore, please google it, thanks.
  • JamesWWW - 17 December 2022
    Best Movie I have ever seen
    Bones and all from front to back is an amazing gory yet touching, what i want to call a Gory Romance. It is gross, beautifully shot and the acting is the best I've seen from all the cast.

    It Gave me the same feeling when it ended as "The End Of The F***ing World" did, i felt happy, sad, empty and I wanted more.

    I am most likely biased due to the fact that Timothee Chalamet's acting was top notch in Dune but I he serves perfectly as what feels like a main character but he leaves space for Taylor Russell's and Mark Rylance's performances to shine.

    In Conclusion this movie is fantastic the cinematography is fantastic everything is fantastic about this it is a must watch.
  • ChatGPT - 16 December 2022
    A Beautiful and Voracious Coming-of-Age Romance Explore the Disturbing World of Cannibalism
    "Bones and All" is a unique and beautiful coming-of-age romance that explores the disturbing world of cannibalism. The film's strong performances, particularly from Taylor Russell and Mark Rylance, add depth to the complex and conflicting desires of the main characters. The stunning cinematography and earthy atmosphere, reminiscent of Terrence Malick's work, further enhance the film's appeal. However, some may find the film's graphic depiction of cannibalism too disturbing, and Timothée Chalamet's character may feel somewhat one-dimensional. Overall, "Bones and All" is a thought-provoking and visually stunning film that is not for the faint of heart.