The film is based on the book of the same name by Camille DeAngelis about a cannibal girl who is trying to find her mother, who left her when she was still a child. Only the lazy one hasn’t yet joked about the connection between the film’s plot and the failed cannibal Hammer, but Luka denies any connection between the two. And she really isn’t there. Cannibalism here is not an exotic kink, but an artistic metaphor for human relationships.
What is the movie “Bones and All” about?
Director Luca Guadagnino answered this question, talking to Deadline correspondent: “This is a romantic story about the impossibility of love and, nevertheless, the need for it – even in extreme circumstances.”
“Bones and All” by Luca Guadagnino is about an eighteen-year-old girl who sets out on a journey to find her mother and faces love, friendship, danger and, well, lots of blood and flesh. The whimsical love story “Bones and All” is cinematically mesmerizing and almost poetic, but the dialogue gets too pretentious in places. Set in the 1980s, Maren Yearly (Taylor Russell) was living with her father, Frank, in Virginia. She slipped out of the trailer to spend the night at her friend’s house. And for the first time, viewers see how Maren succumbs to his cannibal desire. There was a palpable attraction between predator and prey. Attachment turned into a desire to consume earlier than expected. The sight of his daughter’s bloodied face was nothing new to Frank.
They packed their things and left for Maryland. Her father abandoned her as soon as she turned 18. He could no longer hide her mistakes; he was tired of running away and believed that she needed to deal with her life alone. He left her birth certificate on the table, which bore the name of her mother, the woman who abandoned her when she was a baby. Now she had a goal to leave; she decided to find her mother. Thus began Maren’s journey to find her mother, and in the process, she came to terms with who she was.
What Happens in Camille DeAngelis’ Book
“Entirely and Completely” is a film adaptation of the novel of the same name by American writer Camille DeAngelis , published in 2015. We are not going to retell the content of the book, we will focus only on its main character.
16-year-old Maren Early is an American high school student with an incredibly complex mental organization. She dreams of being loved, understood and respected, and she also wants to have loyal friends. But Maren spends most of his time alone. And the problem here is not in her introverted nature, the reason is completely different. The thing is that Maren is a cannibal. And to eat this young monster, which is remarkable, I want people who evoke sympathy. The mother of the main character is aware that her daughter does “bad things” from time to time. Moreover, the woman does everything possible so that no one knows about the monstrous deeds of her child. That is why they so often move from one city to another. But one terrible day, Mrs. Early breaks down – she realizes that she no longer has the strength to help Maren. A woman leaves her daughter to her fate. And then the main character decides to go in search of her father – a man whom she has never seen. On the way, Maren meets Lee, a 19-year-old marginal and also a lover of human flesh. He becomes the best friend of the main character…
The history of the film
The information that the Italian Guadagnino began work on the film adaptation of the DeAngelis novel appeared in January 2021. In an interview with Deadline, the creator of the Oscar-winning drama Call Me by Your Name said: “Dave Kaiganich sent me an amazing script – even when I read it, I had a clear understanding of how this movie should be made. Also, after reading the story, I said, “I think only Timothy can play this character.”
Chalamet not only agreed to play Lee, but also acted as a producer on the project. And for the role of the main character, Guadagnino immediately approved the Canadian actress Taylor Russell , who received a nomination for the prestigious Independent Spirit film award for her participation in the psychological drama The Waves. The film was directed by Arseniy Khachaturian , a native of Minsk living in New York, who has behind him both the documentary film by Georgian director Rati Oneli “City of the Sun” and the film by Nigerian filmmakers Ari and Chaco Eseri “This is my desire.” The music for the film was written by American Trent Reznor – the frontman of Nine Inch Nails – and Englishman Atticus Ross. The filming process lasted from May to July 2021, and the city of Cincinnati (Ohio) was chosen as the location.
“Bones and All” ending Explained
Li struggled to cope with Maren’s absence; he stayed in his hometown in the hope that one day she would return in search of him. A month later, Maren reached Kentucky and learned about Lee from Kayla. During their conversation, Kayla discussed the reason why Lee left home. He was accused of killing his father when the police found him covered in blood. But he was left free after the blood on his body turned out to be his own. Their father was cruel and often tortured Kayla and Lee. He wanted to protect Kayla. When she went after the cops, he managed to scare their father, and he left his car. But their father was never found after the incident, and Lee decided not to stay in his hometown. Maren found Li at the lakeside, and they decided to go West together and live outside the camp.
Finding each other across the country and falling in love was a dream that Death Eaters like them were forbidden to imagine. They decided to drive as far as their car would allow, as they simply enjoyed being together. During their journey to the West, Maren asked Lee about his father. Though initially hesitant, he trusted Maren enough to share the truth with her. His father was a Death Eater and tried to feed on Lee. Lee took control of him after hitting him over the head with an ashtray. He covered his entire face with duct tape and left only his nostrils open to breathe. He took his father to an abandoned courtyard nearby and left him there for three days. After he was released from prison, he went to the courtyard and ate his father’s body. He felt a surge of strength he had never experienced before. He wanted to kill himself knowing what he had become but couldn’t do it because of Kayla. Maren sympathized with Lee; she understood what it was like to live with guilt. She had lived all her life wanting to kill herself, but now she had a reason to live; Lee was next to her. Someone to love and grow old.
Their love for each other made them want to live the life of a normal couple. Maren got a job at a bookstore in Ann Arbor and they lived happily together. But their happiness was short-lived. One afternoon, Maren entered the house and noticed Sally’s bag. He grabbed her from behind and pushed her onto the bed. He’s been following her all this time. Even after she rejected his proposal, he could not forget her. He believed that he had unfinished business with her because she knew his truth. Maren tried to reassure him that she would not reveal his truth to anyone else, but he intended to end her. She reminded him of how he refrained from killing Death Eaters, but it seemed to be just a lie he told to get closer to her.
He was desperate to find a companion, and when he stumbled upon Maren, he believed he could woo her. But he was disappointed, especially knowing how much Maren was in love with Lee. He wanted to kill Lee. While he was busy talking to Maren, Lee pulled a plastic bag over his face. They managed to choke Sally, but during the scuffle, Sally stabbed Lee with a knife. While Sally was gasping for air, Maren cut open his body and pulled out his organs. While Maren watched Sally’s death with relief, she soon noticed that Lee’s lungs were damaged. Not only that, there was Kayla’s hair in Sally’s bag; he killed the man Li loved the most. Maren wanted to take Lee to the hospital, but he was ready to die.
Maren cut open his body and pulled out his organs. While Maren watched Sally’s death with relief, she soon noticed that Lee’s lungs were damaged. Not only that, there was Kayla’s hair in Sally’s bag; he killed the man Li loved the most. Maren wanted to take Lee to the hospital, but he was ready to die. Maren cut open his body and pulled out his organs. While Maren watched Sally’s death with relief, she soon noticed that Lee’s lungs were damaged. Not only that, there was Kayla’s hair in Sally’s bag; he killed the man Li loved the most. Maren wanted to take Lee to the hospital, but he was ready to die.
Lee wanted Maren to survive this fateful experience by absorbing his body. Feeding his body was the ultimate act of love for the couple. It was his lifestyle inside her that led to the physical union of the two bodies. If we consider Greek mythology and the curse of Zeus, then the point is to spend your whole life trying to find your other half. After absorbing Li, the lovers became part of one body and, finally, one whole. At the end of “Entirely and Completely” we stumble upon a clean room, the same room that was once covered in blood.
All that’s left is Lee’s necklace under the bed. It can be assumed that Maren left the house and now lives the life of a cannibal nomad. Although life without the physical presence of a loved one will not be easy for her. The only question Lee asked before he died was if he was a bad person, for it was never easy for them to justify their actions based on human morality. The Death Eaters had their own way of navigating human morality; some did not care about the concepts of good and evil, while others tried their best to become prudent cannibals. Perhaps this is a question that Maren will never be able to answer for herself.