To The Bone Review

In the To The Bone Review article, we will evaluate the healing processes of anorexia nervosa. The film is both an impressive success story and quite disturbing.

One of the recent examples of movies about eating disorders is “To the Bone” (Netflix). Telling the tale of an anorexic girl’s life, the film is has a heavy pace. The film tells an interesting story about anorexia nervosa. It has received so much criticism from the viewers with anorexia nervosa disease. “To the Bone”‘s IMDB score is 6.8 / 10. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2017.

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To The Bone Review


I can say that this film is the best way to describe anorexia nervosa from a psychological point of view.

The film described the pathology perfectly and was very successful on the topic of the relationship between anorexic girls and their mothers.

It is known that the scenario was created with a psychoanalytic therapist. In addition, although the doctor in the film is not a therapist, it is a very therapeutically effective treatment.

 We see that the doctor takes over the paternity function, which sets the rule, which enables the separation with the mother. Ellen, who is becoming weaker with each passing day, is in fact a more harmonious girl than most anorexic patients.

Anorexics scare people, you have someone at the cusp of dying. You see the innocence in Ellen.

We can say that the stepmom is a better mother than the real mother. But Ellen is a homeless girl in general. Both places where she went to sleep were outside her own home.

In the last scene, you feel the disintegration of the lack of a mother, the need to be loved by the mother. This is the truth underlying Ellen’s bottle feeding.

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To The Bone Review and Spoiler

Lily Collins: I just don’t see the point.

Keanu: In what?

Keanu: There is no point… or at least in the big picture. We don’t get to know what it is. Why we live, why did Megan lose the baby, why did that girl kill herself?

Lily Collins: You’re not reassuring me, doctor.

Keanu: I can’t reassure you… This idea you have that there’s a way to be safe… It is childish and cowardly. It stops you from experiencing anything, including anything good…

lily collins: You don’t think I feel bad enough already? I know I’m messed up. But you’re supposed to teach me how not to be.

Keanu: You know how to stop waiting for life to be easy, stop hoping for somebody to save you. You don’t need another person lying to you. Things don’t always all add up. But you are resilient. Face some hard facts and you have an incredible life… 

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Therapy and Treatment

This treatment doesn’t look much like the others. They have people with eating disorders in a house. – there wasn’t just anorexic, but someone with a binge eating disorder at the therapy.
A structured form of therapy, such as a structured support group, is being implemented.

Last Updated on November 1, 2021 by Patric Johnson

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