2022   Italy, USA Bones and All
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Director:Luca Guadagnino
Studio:Frenesy Film Company, Per Capita Productions, Vision Distribution
Writer:David Kajganich, Camille DeAngelis
IMDb Rating:7.3 (3,083 votes)
Awards:2 wins & 7 nominations
Genre:Drama, Horror, Romance
Duration:131 min
Luca Guadagnino  ...  (Director)
David Kajganich, Camille DeAngelis  ...  (Writer)
Timothée Chalamet  ...  Lee
Taylor Russell  ...  Maren
Mark Rylance  ...  Sully
Kendle Coffey  ...  Sherry
André Holland  ...  Maren's Father
Ellie Parker  ...  Jackie
Madeleine Hall  ...  Kim
Christine Dye  ...  Attendant (Corlis, MD)
Sean Bridgers  ...  Barry Cook
Anna Cobb  ...  Kayla
David Gordon Green  ...  Brad
Michael Stuhlbarg  ...  Jake
Jake Horowitz  ...  Booth Man
Marshall Jackson  ...  Boy Playing Ball Toss
Marcia Dangerfield  ...  Clerk (MN Gas Station)
Jessica Harper  ...  Barbara Kerns
Burgess Byrd  ...  Gail the Nurse
Chloë Sevigny  ...  Janelle
Trent Reznor  ...  Composer
Atticus Ross  ...  Composer
Arseni Khachaturan  ...  Cinematographer
Marco Costa  ...  Editor
Comments: I liked this a lot on the surface. A couple good characters and very good performances from the leads

But I had suspension of disbelief problems, mostly minor throughout (like cleaning her blood soaked body and clothes with a couple Handi-Wipes) ... but then the ending ...

Spoiler Alert:

For those who took it at face value that Maren ate , or was going to eat , Lee bones and all (like the Wikipedia page says LOL) this will sound absurd. I thought she must have performed successful surgery on him with her teeth so they could spend a couple days cleaning the place up before going to sit naked in a field ...
... instead, I'm supposed to believe that she could dispose of Sully's body (eat it like a crocodile does?) and clean the place up before a guy who's in shock with an open chest wound where Maren could "see" the air rushing out of his lungs would die?

Directors have to earn our suspension of disbelief --like Bong Joon-ho, for example, does in Parasite-- move the film into a land of freedom to do whatever the fuck you want. It takes mad skill to achieve that. I don't think Guadagnino gets even close. He's all: look at the shiny objects, pay no attention to detail

Or maybe I super missed it and am anal itchy. I liked it either way. No big

Summary: Maren, a young woman, learns how to survive on the margins of society.

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