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To the Bone (2017)

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


Marti Noxon


Marti Noxon
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rebekah Kennedy ... Penny
Lily Collins ... Ellen
Dana L. Wilson ... Margo (as Dana Wilson)
Ziah Colon ... Angel
Joanna Sanchez ... Rosa
Liana Liberato ... Kelly
Carrie Preston ... Susan
Don O. Knowlton ... Jack
Valerie Palincar ... Mother
Hana Hayes ... Chloe
Keanu Reeves ... Dr. Beckham
Kathryn Prescott ... Anna
Lindsey McDowell ... Kendra
Alex Sharp ... Luke
Retta ... Lobo


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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14 July 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Até aos Ossos See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA

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If only I had met a doctor more like this. ..
17 July 2017 | by angemichelledSee all my reviews

I wanted to review this movie since it hits close to home. I have battled anorexia since I was 13. I think the movie was good about showing what it is like minus the family stuff. ..obviously that is for each individual. I also did not have my period for a long time and overly exercised even if I saw white spots. The only reason I went to a doctor at 15 is because after a couple years of me "embarassing" my mother in front of the church or her teachers at school, people kept asking why she wouldn't do anything (and she cares what strangers think) . She finally took me to a psychologist and lo and behold that lady had anorexia when she was younger and basically gave me death stares. ..& said almost all of the things in the movie that they tell her in the beginning like "just eat" , "your organs are going to fail", threatening a tube in my nose etc. It was almost like a newly sober person that suddenly despises anyone who uses and needs them to be on their level OR else. That was my experience with that psychologist. And the things I mentioned they tell you. ..That is like telling a smoker not to smoke. If it was that easy, no one would smoke or have anorexia for years. Needless to say, I did not see her for long then I saw a couple people (psychiatrists) after that but never for very long.

Anyway, if I had had a doctor that got it more like Keanu or a program like that then maybe I would have gotten better sooner, especially with him not being interested in the family or food talk like most. One thing that did bug me is how many chances she got. .I get some people's families might could do that but kind of not unrealistic for a lot. Anyone who does not have an eating disorder, I do not think this movie glorifies eating disorders. It might stir up OLD feelings, but if you are over it enough, you can be objective and empathetic. Even if you are in the depths of an eating disorder, you are just going to be like yup, yup...that is how it is even though it really does not go too far into the overthinking since it more about the girl's journey. I do not think it would trigger anyone more unless they are younger like 13 to 18 because I use to get more ideas from documentaries, books, and movies about anorexia to be honest. BUT from someone who used to get those ideas from those things, I really would not get many, if any, from this movie.

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