Down to the Bone (2004)

R  |   |  Drama  |  18 March 2005 (Austria)
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A woman stuck in a stale marriage struggles to raise her children and manage her secret drug habit. But when winter comes to her small town, her balancing act begins to come crashing down.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lucy (as Caridad De La Luz)
Jasper Daniels ...
Ben (as Jasper Moon Daniels)
Taylor Foxhall ...
Giles Penderghast ...
Pet Store Clerk
Terry McKenna ...
Richard Lieske ...
Hector Vasquez ...
Joel Saeks ...
Lori Berryman ...
Acupuncture Therapist
Walt Bolde ...
Gia Mitchell ...


Winter in hard-scrabble upstate New York. Irene is working class, a mother of two boys, and a user of cocaine. She gets into trouble and checks into a rehab program where she meets Bob, a nurse. After she goes home to her husband and returns to her job as a grocery checker, she stays in touch with Bob and the intimations of an affair begin. By now, she's changed jobs, cleaning houses with her friend Lucy. The temptations of drugs are close at hand. Can she handle sobriety? What about Bob? Written by <>

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Old Habits Die Hard



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Rated R for pervasive drug content, language and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

18 March 2005 (Austria)  »

Also Known As:

Az do kosci  »

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Opening Weekend:

$7,352 (USA) (25 November 2005)


$7,352 (USA) (25 November 2005)

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1.85 : 1
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Extension of Sundance Film Festival Award Winning Short SNAKEFEED. See more »


Anytime the aquarium and snake are shown with the actors, it has wood chips in it. Whenever the snake is fed, it only has newspapers and rocks in it. See more »


Featured in The 20th IFP Independent Spirit Awards (2005) See more »


Written and Performed by Jackie O' Motherfucker
Courtesy of Touch and Go Records
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Down To The Bone. Really Good!!!!!!!!
2 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I just watched this film the other night and was very impressed with Vera Farmigas performance and the direction of the film. I never heard of the movie, I saw it at Best Buy and just bought it based on Vera Farmiga being in the film. The movie isn't a masterpiece but it is a great film and should be watched, if you are into independent movies or these type of movies. It is a low budget independent film that feels more realistic because of the way it was shot. Highly recommended. Vera Farmiga is definitely one to watch. Look forward to seeing her in other things. If you can find it at a rental store rent it. If not find it for sale and buy it well Worth it. It was only 14.99 at Best Buy.

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