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To the Bone
MmeRenard
2017-07-04 19:38:19


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I come back to the fact that it's first of all "criticizing" (because how can you criticize out of sheer ignorance?) a film based on the trailer.

Also, if you carry these critics' reasoning to its absurd extreme, art should never depict anything painful, violent, evil, scary, whatever - remember criticism of the Matrix films? - because "it's a trigger" and it might promote bad or dangerous behavior. That's an extremely fundamentalist view, it's censorship, it's authoritarianism. It is especially scary and offensive to me right now because of the Orwellian state of the US.
Taluthah2017-07-06 14:03:19


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Finally a smart verdict about the movie:
But I do think that films like this one — and Netflix’s other controversial teen fiction, 13 Reasons Why — generate important conversations about serious issues, with friends, at school and at home.
It’s not sensationalising or trivialising a serious illness; it tells one person’s story.


Link: http://www.heraldsun.com.au/rendezview/netflixs-to-the-bone-is-risky-business-in-a-world-of-thinspo/news-story/ea97c4a73c9676a98ed5cf8825d2a9c2

And a question regarding Netflix - do they show the same movies in all countries? I called the help desk yesterday evening and was told release date for Germany is 14th July as well.
LucaM
2017-07-07 01:06:46


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http://www.ocweekly.com/film/oc-teen-recovery-expert-bucks-to-the-bone-critics-8235642

http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/07/05/will-to-the-bone-trigger-self-destructive-behavior-among-people-with-eating-disorders/
Anakin McFly
2017-07-11 11:09:41

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Finally a proper interview from the director:
https://parade.com/585570/paulettecohn/marti-noxon-on-turning-her-personal-eating-disorder-battle-into-the-movie-to-the-bone/

From the other side (some minor spoilers): http://www.newstatesman.com/culture/film/2017/07/to-the-bone-netflix-review-glamourises-anorexia-eating-disorders

apparently screenshots have already made it to thinspiration blogs.
LucaM
2017-07-12 00:12:49


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https://www.statnews.com/2017/07/11/anorexia-movie-netflix/
Anakin McFly
2017-07-14 18:30:12

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Reviews of the actual movie coming out now.

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2017/jul/12/to-the-bone-confirms-there-are-almost-no-good-movies-about-anorexia

and interview:

http://collider.com/lily-collins-to-the-bone-interview/
LucaM
2017-07-15 00:35:26


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http://www.indiewire.com/2017/07/to-the-bone-review-marti-noxon-lily-collins-eating-disorder-drama-1201854138/


http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/lists/bone-netflix-anorexia-movie-5-things-know-1020551?

Anakin McFly
2017-07-15 10:49:05

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Positive review here:

https://www.vox.com/summer-movies/2017/7/14/15955882/to-the-bone-review-lily-collins-anorexia-netflix

Also this, which is great:
https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/07/14/well/live/netflix-to-the-bone-anorexia.html
MmeRenard
2017-07-15 21:58:32


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https://t.co/NnVhsq1LH2
MmeRenard
2017-07-15 22:01:56


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I've seen the film. There is no way in which it "glamorizes" anorexia. Anyone who thinks that has bigger issues = they are glamorizing anorexia. Keanu's character and his portrayal are wonderful, tender, supportive but tough. And the aspect of Dr Beckham being "controversial"? Yes, he says f%@k. Ouch. And other "methods"? It's pretty well accepted that some addictive / compulsive personalities need a harsh wake-up call from life. I can totally relate to that.
Taluthah2017-07-16 03:25:31


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I've just watched it myself. The movie is tough. Nothing is glamorized, not at all.
Anakin McFly
2017-07-16 12:57:22

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I'm noticing a trend where it's primarily UK reviewers that are accusing this of glamourising anorexia but primarily US reviewers saying it was a sensitive and well done handling of a tough subject. I don't know if it's coincidence or if there are other cultural issues at play, or differences in how anorexia is treated in each country.
LucaM
2017-07-16 17:13:00


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this one doesn't follow the trend...
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-4700204/As-anorexic-starvation-drama-school.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cmct1osRWAE&feature=youtu.be

http://collider.com/to-the-bone-interview-marti-noxon/#images


https://www.dailydot.com/upstream/to-the-bone-review/

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/as-an-eating-disorder-therapist-im-worried-after_us_596c9bbce4b09e26b6d76960

http://www.kentwired.com/entertainment/article_fddb7572-6a7c-11e7-a67c-efb3853e5cdf.html

Taluthah2017-07-18 01:51:55


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another very positive review - from Germany and unfortunately in German
http://www.zeit.de/kultur/2017-07/to-the-bone-netflix-film-magersucht-10nach8/komplettansicht
LucaM
2017-07-18 23:50:21


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https://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/film/john-doyle-netflixs-to-the-bone-is-simply-good-fiction-about-anorexia/article35713231/

http://www.newyorker.com/culture/cultural-comment/how-do-you-make-a-responsible-movie-about-anorexia
Anakin McFly
2017-07-19 10:07:05

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https://verilymag.com/2017/07/to-the-bone-eating-disorders-recovery-treatment-netflix-07172017

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