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Starring: Taylor Russell, Timothée Chalamet, Mark Rylance, Michael Stuhlbarg, André Holland, Jessica Harper, Chloë Sevigny, Francesca Scorsese, David Gordon Green
OUR RATING: ★★☆☆☆
Horror romance directed by Luca Guadagnino. Bones & All (2022) is the story of first love between Maren (Taylor Russell), a young woman learning how to survive on the margins of society, and Lee (Timothée Chalamet), an intense and disenfranchised drifter, as they meet and join together for a thousand-mile odyssey that takes them through the back roads, hidden passages and trap doors of America. But despite their best efforts, all roads lead back to their terrifying pasts and to a final stand that will determine whether their love can survive their otherness.
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Maren’s Father: [to Maren, after she bites off Kim’s finger] You didn’t. In the car in three minutes. Whatever you can take in three minutes. Go! Move, Maren. When the cops get here, you have to be good and gone.
Maren’s Father: [on tape, after he abandons Maren] You’re not going to see me again, Maren. I can’t help you anymore. I can’t do anything else either. Call the cops, or whatever somebody might do in my place. So I got to leave you to figure it out for yourself. Like your mother did.
Maren’s Father: [on tape, after recounting her first kill] Nothing happened for a few years. I relaxed. You had to start school, and I thought you wouldn’t do it in public. And you didn’t. But you got clever. So f***ing clever.
Sully: I came looking for you.
Maren: Do I know you?
Sully: I guess not in the way you mean. I smelled you. You probably smell me now. When was the last time you fed?
Sully: [to Maren] You can smell lots of things if you know how. And we just smell anyway. Whether we ate or not.
Sully: [to Maren] I got rules. One, number one is never, never, ever eat an Eater.
Maren: I thought I was the only one. Are there lots of us?
Sully: Not lots. But more than you’d think. You’ve met a few, sure, that you know of. Have you never had anyone take a interest in you? A double take?
Maren: I just always thought…
Sully: You just thought some people are creepy. It’s better if we all steer clear of one another. We’re dangerous to non-Eaters. But we can hurt one another just as bad. I hope you’re hearing me on this.
Maren: What about you? You basically just said steer clear of people like us. But you came looking for me.
'I don't want to hurt anybody.' - Maren, 'Famous last words.' - Lee (Bones and All) Click To Tweet
Sully: When I saw you’re just a girl on your own, I thought you might be hungry.
Maren: For hens?
Maren: It was years before my last time.
Sully: That’s because you’re young. You’re going to need it more, and more, and more, and more. And you won’t always be able to hold yourself back. But if the circumstances is safe and good, then eat. It’ll last a while, maybe it’ll keep you from, you know, doing something you’ll regret.
Sully: [referring to the dead woman’s body] Yes, Sully found her that way. I followed my nose. I don’t kill people. At least I try not to. That leaves this. And things like it.
Sully: [after they’ve fed from the dead woman] This is how I do it. It helps me to remember each one. When I began this, I was about your age.
Sully: [to Maren] You don’t need to be alone. You can bond with me as long as you like.
'When you weigh a hundred and forty pounds wet, you got to have a big attitude instead.' - Lee (Bones and All) Click To Tweet
Maren’s Father: [on tape] When that boy went missing, I knew this is who you are. I never thought “what” you are. I don’t know if I loved you the way a father should, but I didn’t hate you. You ate them. I believed you had to. I don’t know why.
Maren’s Father: [on tape] I watched after to see if you looked sad, and you didn’t. That was the beginning of saying no to things. Now you know why for that too.
Maren: [after she meets Lee] You could tell, in the store? I smelled you too. I didn’t know I could do that. I’m going to Minnesota. I got dumped here by a ride. I just stole dinner. It was all I could think to do. You’re not local either, I guess?
Lee: Why does that matter?
Maren: That was nice what you did for that mom in there. I’m eighteen, if you’re wondering.
Lee: I was going to guess younger.
Lee: I don’t usually talk to anyone after. I don’t actually meet many others. I’m sort of glad not to.
Maren: Yeah. I get it.
Lee: I’m just saying, I’m not an a**hole.
Maren: You should probably go anyway. Up close, you can see blood.
Lee: We’re fine.
Maren: No. I really don’t think I am.
'I don't trust you. It doesn't matter if I'm right, or if I'm wrong about that, it just matters that I feel it.' - Maren (Bones and All) Click To Tweet
Maren: [referring to the man Lee just fed on] This truck’s his. You can’t just take it.
Lee: Everyone’s got their rules. That’s not one of my rules.
Maren: I don’t know whether to cry, or scream, or laugh, or what.
Lee: Don’t scream.
Maren: I thought I was the only one. Now I meet two others in a week. Hey, do you think you could help me? I’m new at this.
Lee: No one our age is new at this.
Maren: Well, I’m new at remembering it. At all.
Maren: Look, I won’t try to mess with you. I promise. I don’t want to hurt anybody.
Lee: Famous last words.
Maren: You seemed like such a hardcase yesterday.
Lee: When you weigh a hundred and forty pounds wet, you got to have a big attitude instead.
'You protected the people that you love.' - Maren (Bones and All) Click To Tweet
Maren: [referring to Sully] He could smell me half a mile away. Can you do that?
Lee: Not that far.
Maren: [referring to Sully] Keeps this braid woven with the hair. People that he eats.
Maren: It’s like eight feet long.
Lee: That’s a choice. We don’t have to be like that.
Lee: [referring to Sully] Why didn’t you tag along with him?
Maren: Something about him. I don’t know. I think he was trying to help.
Lee: I profoundly doubt that.
Maren: He was creepy, I guess.
Lee: Did that dawn on you before or after you ate Mrs. Herman together?
Maren: Why did you offer to bring me along?
Lee: You seem nice.
Maren: I am nice.
Lee: Do I seem nice?
'You want to be people? Let's be people.' - Lee (Bones and All) Click To Tweet
Lee: [to Maren] I didn’t finish school, which sucks. I’m guessing you didn’t either. Other ways to learn, I guess.
Maren: [to Lee] You ever think about that, every one of them has a mom and a dad, sisters, brothers, cousins, kids. Friends even?
Maren: What was your first time like?
Lee: It was a babysitter.
Maren: Mine too.