It’s getting late 23 In suburban America, a ten-year-old named Mullen The teenage girl sneaked out of her house for the night. As she chats with her friends and paints their nails copper, everything seems fine – but deep down, Marlen is desperately trying not to bite the sweet brunette girl’s fingers lying next to her on the skin. She ultimately fails, dragging the strong flesh off the bone while her friends scream and blood is splashed – and by morning Mullen and her single father have fled town to start their lives elsewhere .
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Bones and All is as much about desire and connection – the body is a sense object – and also about the body as a rich and valuable asset for Be prepared to consume. If this sounds like a surprising theme for a man known for his soulful romantic dramas ( please call me by your name , Bigger splash ,
When Dangerous Maren’s appetite overwhelms her dad (Andre Holland of Moonlight) , he left her with a pile of cash, her birth certificate, and a tape explaining his escape. So Mullen embarks on a cross-country quest to find the only other family member she knows but doesn’t remember: her mother. Along the way, she’ll meet a villainous cartoon “eater” named Sally (Mark Rylance), who ties his victims’ hair into ropes in their honor; then there’s Lee of Chalamet, who also Find meat to eat. They talked and shared stories from their past before deciding to drive a stolen blue Chevrolet pickup together to Mullen’s mother in Minnesota.
As the emotional but resilient Mullen, Russell Is the real star here, and his performance is astonishing. But Chalamet – who often plays neurotic, introspective characters – has complete control over Lee’s defenders, giving up over time. He is, this time, not scruffy or particularly charming, but very vulnerable and loving.
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The film is based on Camille DeAngelis’ young adult novel of the same name, but screenwriter David Kajganich twists it a bit, swapping the pair for the victims gender (and introduced a distinctly queer sensibility). Of course, all of Guadagnino’s work deals with outsiders—from gay teens to alien Americans, to some combination of the two—but here the concept of disenfranchisement has a different stake. Yes, his protagonists are cannibals, but they’re also penniless outcasts — and Mullen, a woman of color — is looking for a sense of belonging in a world of love at first sight. Peel Bones and All and you’ll find that it’s not so much a horror story as a story about the depths of human nature The film longs to be seen by others. It is often said that love is like a life-or-death situation; in this case, it happens to be both.
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