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Down to the Bone (2004)

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.

Director:

Debra Granik

Writers:

Jean-Michel Dissard (additional writer), Debra Granik | 5 more credits »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vera Farmiga ... Irene
Hugh Dillon ... Bob
Clint Jordan ... Steve
Caridad 'La Bruja' De La Luz ... Lucy (as Caridad De La Luz)
Jasper Daniels ... Ben (as Jasper Moon Daniels)
Taylor Foxhall Taylor Foxhall ... Jason
Giles Penderghast Giles Penderghast ... Pet Store Clerk
Terry McKenna Terry McKenna ... Gene
Richard Lieske Richard Lieske ... Richard
Hector Vasquez Hector Vasquez ... Hector
Joel Saeks Joel Saeks ... Lars
Lori Berryman Lori Berryman ... Acupuncture Therapist
Walt Bolde Walt Bolde ... Walt
Edward Crawford ... Kevin
Gia Mitchell Gia Mitchell ... April
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Storyline

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 <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Taglines:

Old Habits Die Hard

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 March 2005 (Austria) See more »

Also Known As:

Az do kosci See more »

Filming Locations:

Bearsville, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,352, 27 November 2005

Gross USA:

$19,723, 8 December 2005
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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

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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 »

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Remake of Snake Feed (1997) See more »

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Down To The Bone. Really Good!!!!!!!!
2 November 2006 | by johnnyblaze420-1See 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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