Down To The Bone

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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.

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Awards

Winner of Director's Award & Special Jury Prize for Famiga at Sundance Film Festival 2004.

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Drama

104mins

Rating: M contains drug use, sex scenes & offensive language

USA

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Entertainment Weekly [USA]

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

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...

LA 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...

Rolling Stone [USA]

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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...

San Fransisco 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...

Variety [USA]

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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...