Bones and All (2022) Movie Review


Bones and All – Movie Review

Director: Luca Guadagnino

Writer: David Kajganich (Screenplay)

Writer: Camille DeAngelis (Novel)


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

Runtime: 2 Hours 11 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Story: Bones and All starts when Maren (Russell) gives up her secret, leading to her father (Holland) leaving her to understand her secret herself. Maren likes to eat human flesh, known as an Eater. She must keep herself secret or face the terrifying truth about what society would do to her.

On her journey, Maren meets Sully (Rylance) an older eater that has seen much more of the world. He offers to teach her his ways, but Maren looks for more people, as she runs into Lee (Chalamet). The pair continues to travel the country, figuring out how to use their needs as Maren contemplates her own existence.

Verdict on Bones and All

Bones and All is a horror romance that follows a young woman learning to adapt to life on the run. She is used to having support for her carnivorous ways but not they are becoming more difficult to deal with. It follows her on a journey to meet others that have the same desire for human flesh.

This movie takes the cannibal subgenre of horror in a much calmer direction. It introduces characters that have been struggling to stop their desires but find different ways to live with them. This calm approach helps give us a more character approach on the journey. It helps show us how people could be doing this without anyone knowing.

We do get three brilliant performances, with Taylor Russell and Timothee Chalamet on their journey. Mark Rylance brings a truly creepy character, one we don’t see much but knowing he lingers in the movie makes us want to see him return.

Final Thoughts Bones and All is a creepy simmering movie.


  1. johnrieber – I love great food, interesting books, fascinating travel, outrageous movies, and bacon, especially when it sits on top of a great cheeseburger! I work in entertainment - and I have been lucky enough to interview some really talented Artists - that guides my posts: interesting and provocative movies, music, social media and of course, food, since I believe strongly in the maxim, "everyone eats!"
    johnrieber says:

    Thanks for this. I will give it a shot. I received a screener or voting purposes and held off because I found the Director’s last much-lauded film incredibly pretentious.

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