Sunday, April 20, 2008

Down to the Bone: Highly recommended

Last night I watched Down to the Bone. This film came out in 2004. I had it on my watch list since then. It’s about a woman who is a wife and mother in upstate New York ... and is trying to get clean from cocaine addiction. Vera Farmiga is this woman. And when I say “is this woman”, I mean it. She’s not playing a role. She is the woman. She and the other actors are so good--including the two young boys who portray her sons. Brilliant directing by Debra Granik. Highly recommended.

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