Review: Bones and All Where Romance And Horror Meet

By Gary

This film is based on the novel by Camille DeAngelis of the same name.

The film follows Maren (Taylor Russell), a young woman, as she learns how to survive on the margins of society.

On her travels she meets Sully (Mark Rylance) and Lee (Timothée Chalamet) who she falls in love with.

This film is really hard to watch, not for the faint hearted. Some of the scenes are really graphic and quite disturbing.

There’s quite a lot that Bones and All has to offer from the cinematography to the many powerful scenes that focus on Maren’s struggle with whether or not she’s a monster who deserves to be alone.

Starts off like any other coming of age movie then gets pretty gore real quick. It’s basically a travel blog movie with narration.

Even for a cannibalist movie all the characters seem to act unnaturally, maybe that’s just how they were meant to be acted out since these aren’t your normal folk.

It’s a movie that you might want to know what it’s about heading in.

I didn’t really, but I’m luckily not that faint of heart but I see people coming out saying it’s disgusting or vile just like Flesh which was an earlier, and possibly better, in my opinion, addition in the genre from this year.

Even for what the movie was about it was unnecessarily bloody, which made it seem over the top so that didn’t really feel real to me, less believable graphic and gruel.

For a while I thought it’d end up as something like a crossover between American Honey and Ladybird; in a way it is although it never gets as good as either of those.

It’s less horror, more like a road trip love story, has an interesting premise but it doesn’t make the most of it.

It’s just floating in the middle, could’ve been more romantic, more unsettling, or more peculiar, lacks all around passion.

My Rating: 4/10