Down To The Bone

Down To The Bone

Down To The Bone

A drama about drug addiction, by first time director & writers, hailed by critics for its realism & the performance of lead Vera Farmiga (The Departed).

Irene (Farmiga) is a working class mother living in upstate New York. She struggles to keep her marriage together and raise two sons while keeping her cocaine addiction a secret. After a series of nearly fatal mishaps, and finally hoping to make a change in her life, she decides to check herself into a rehab center. There, she meets and falls in love with a fellow reformed addict (Dillon). When one of them falls into a relapse with the addiction, their commitment to staying clean – and to each other – shatters.

Winner of Director's Award & Special Jury Prize for Famiga at Sundance Film Festival 2004.
2007Rating: M, contains drug use, sex scenes & offensive language104 minsUSA
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Variety

Variety

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First-time feature director's disciplined objectivity is coupled with humanism in this collaboration with a gifted cast and cinematographer. The artistic success, though, may be a bit too cool...

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San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

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The film is so pitch perfect and realistic, it seems you are there with these people, watching their lives unfold before you as it happens...

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

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If there were an ounce of taste left in Hollywood, the magnificent Vera Farmiga would be a front-runner for the Best Actress Oscar...

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

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Down to the Bone emerges with an aura of authenticity so strong as to be mesmerizing, thanks to a superior script brought to life with infallibly natural performances...

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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This is a performance without the histrionics and emotional outbursts that accompany most portrayals of addiction. This feels closer to the truth...

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Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

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Down to the Bone achieves what only the best independent films have: making life, at its most unvarnished, a journey...

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Variety

Variety

press

First-time feature director's disciplined objectivity is coupled with humanism in this collaboration with a gifted cast and cinematographer. The artistic success, though, may be a bit too cool...

0
San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

press

The film is so pitch perfect and realistic, it seems you are there with these people, watching their lives unfold before you as it happens...

0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

If there were an ounce of taste left in Hollywood, the magnificent Vera Farmiga would be a front-runner for the Best Actress Oscar...

3.0
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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Down to the Bone emerges with an aura of authenticity so strong as to be mesmerizing, thanks to a superior script brought to life with infallibly natural performances...

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

This is a performance without the histrionics and emotional outbursts that accompany most portrayals of addiction. This feels closer to the truth...

0
Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

press

Down to the Bone achieves what only the best independent films have: making life, at its most unvarnished, a journey...

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