To The Bone (TBA)
Starring Lily Collins, Keanu Reeves
Directed by Marti Noxon
Veteran TV scribe/producer Marti Noxon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, UnReal) drew on her own teenage battles with anorexia to make this controversial dramedy about a 20-year-old woman (Lily Collins) struggling with eating disorders.
Collins — who herself has experienced a similar health crisis and had lost 10kg for the role — gives a standout performance, even though the Lifetime-esque after-school special is hard to sit through sometimes (there’s a really uneasy scene where Collins removes her clothing to reveal a scarily near-skeletal frame).
But just because the movie makes you uncomfortable doesn’t mean you shouldn’t watch it. Premiering on Netflix this Friday. (***)