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To the Bone (2017)

TV-MA | | Drama | 14 July 2017 (USA)
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A young woman is dealing with anorexia. She meets an unconventional doctor who challenges her to face her condition and embrace life.

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Ellen is a 20 year old woman struggling with anorexia nervosa. In the midst of family problems and her own fears, she is accepted into a group home run by an unusual doctor. Through the people she meets and the journey she takes, Ellen follows a path of self discovery and acceptance that will lead her to a surprising place she never would have thought possible

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Ciara Bravo has already played an anorexic girl. In fact, besides To The Bone's Tracy, she played Emma Chota in Fox tv series Red Band Society (2014). See more »

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Ellen: I just don't see the point.
Dr. William Beckham: In what?
[Ellen shrugs]
Dr. William Beckham: There is no point. Or, at least, big picture, we don't get to know what it is. Why we live... , why Megan lost the baby... , why that girl killed herself...
Ellen: You're not reassuring me doctor.
Dr. William Beckham: I can't reassure you. This idea you have, that there's a way to be safe, it's childish and cowardly. It stops you from experiencing anything, including anything good.
Ellen: You don't think I feel bad enough already? I know I'm messed up, but you're supposed to ...
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Referenced in Good Morning Britain: Episode dated 1 September 2017 (2017) See more »

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Give It a Chance
Written by Andy Shauf, Avery Kissick, Darryl Kissick & Dallas Bryson
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Scratching the surface of the surface
15 July 2017 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

I don't really know what this movie wants to be and that is the problem. Romance? Education? Drama? Comedy?

It is trying to go deep but fails miserably. As someone with a long-term eating disorder, I don't think that what they show is real anywhere. And it shouldn't be a fantasy as it is a really serious problem. So anyone with an eating disorder who has not recovered yet may watch this and think: oh well as long as I eat 2 peas at dinner, everything will be peachy. No. It won't. The protagonist doesn't seem to suffer at all, she is making fun of spitting out food or getting laxatives and I don't really see a development in her character at all. Lily Collins lost a lot of weight for nothing. And it is a shame because we would need a great movie about this topic. But this movie is banalizing the problem and it doesn't do any good.


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