I am adding one more writing assignment to my life. I want to write reviews on movies and television shows. The reviews will be a separate entity from my Monday and Wednesday blogs. The blog will publish on Fridays, just in time for the weekend. I might not be as consistent as the other two blogs, but I will do my best. I love watching movies and shows. I have a movie pass, and I try to see a film on the big screen at least once a week. I want to support the artist, and I want to feed my passions and loves in life. One of those is films and tv.

My first movie review will be on Bones and All, a film directed by Luca Guadagnino. The film’s leads are Timothee Chalamet and Taylor Russel. 

The film starts with the lead actress, Maren, sneaking out to a slumber party with some of her school friends. From her conversations with her friends, it is evident that Maren just moved to this city. Maren lies under a table with her friend, talking about her absent mother. Maren looked uncomfortable, and I was confused about the reason for her uncomfortableness. It looked like she was interested in her friend. They were lying close to one another. There was this tension in the air. Honestly, they looked like they were into each other sexually. Suddenly, out of nowhere, Maren starts sucking on her friend’s thumb but to the point that she rips it off, and blood goes everywhere. She runs out of the house as the girls scream in terror. Maren gets home, waking up her father, who immediately jumps into action. They left the house within three minutes and drove off to another city. 

Maren’s father ends up abandoning her. He leaves her with money, a cassette recording of why he left, and a birth certificate that reveals her birth givers name. 

Maren heads out to find her mother since her father left her with her birth certificate. Throughout her bus ride, she listens to the recording that her father left her. She gets off the bus spot late into the evening, and I am trying to remember why she got off this stop, precisely because she was a long way from her destination. An older gentleman approaches her and says he can smell her. He was a bloodsucker too. She follows him to a beautiful house with a woman whimpering upstairs. She was dying, and Sully was not planning to get her any help. He was planning to eat her and told Maren to join him. His philosophy is to eat only those dying since they will be perishing anyways. Maren helped herself but ended up running away from Sully. She did not trust him. Maren got onto the next bus and headed towards another town. She stopped at a convenience store and shoplifted necessities like soap when she first saw Lee. Lee defended a woman harassed by some obnoxious man by eating him. Yes, he was a bloodsucker too. Maren trusts Lee and decides to tag along with him for a while. They go on various adventures visiting Lee’s sister to finding Maren’s grandmother, who tells her where her mother is. They also run into another bloodsucker and a cannibal. Sully makes two more appearances as well. I don’t want to spoil the end of the movie; this is all I want to say about the plot. 

I didn’t choose this film; my friend, who never goes to the movies, did and was quite disappointed by it. Otherhand, I appreciated it for what it was. I thought the shots were beautiful. I enjoyed the cinematography more than anything. The images of the country were breathtaking. I like the tone of the film too. The warm colors, which I prefer in films, instead of the cold blue shown in movies like Blue Valentine or Rocky. The lead actress, Maren, was refreshing and different. The ending was abrupt, yet not surprising. 

The film left me feeling nonchalant. 

My rating system is out of how many tomatoes I’d throw at a movie. Every time I watch a film, I throw invisible tomatoes at things I don’t like. You can hear me yelling TOMATO and sometimes I like to say ONION! LOL So, I thought I’d make that my rating system.

Out of 5 tomatoes: I’d throw three.

P.S. I had a cool polaroid from the movie but I lost it.

Tomatoes Cheers,


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