Though it premiered at Sundance earlier this year and earned some decent notices, there wasn’t a big groundswell of buzz for “To The Bone.” However, Netflix liked what they saw and scooped up the drama, and it’s gearing up to hit their service in just a few weeks.
Starring Lily Collins and Keanu Reeves, the film tells the story of a young woman battling anorexia, who finally gets treatment that works, thanks to the methods of an unconventional doctor. Here’s the synopsis from Sundance:
Ellen is an unruly, 20-year-old anorexic girl who spent the better part of her teenage years being shepherded through various recovery programs, only to find herself several pounds lighter every time. Determined to find a solution, her dysfunctional family agrees to send her to a group home for youths, which is led by a non-traditional doctor. Surprised by the unusual rules—and charmed by her fellow patients—Ellen has to discover for herself how to confront her addiction and attempt self-acceptance, in order to stand a chance against her demons.
Directed by screenwriter Marti Noxon (“Buffy The Vampire Slayer,” “UnREAL,” “Mad Men“) who is making her feature directorial debut, “To The Bone” hits Netflix on July 14th.