Guadagnino’s latest film makes a compelling contrast to his previous collaboration with Chalamet, “Call Me By Your Name” 2017. Unlike the film’s secret gay flirt, Happening under the auspices of an Italian estate inhabited by at least nominally tolerant intellectuals, “Bones and All” explores the unexpected desire from the shadows of the Reaganite ruins of Central America. After Maren wearily gobbles down a female friend’s finger in her deep sleep, her single father (André Holland) forces her to uproot his life and hit the road. Amidst the ruins of America’s forgotten spaces, she begins to encounter others who share her bloodlust.
Eighteen-year-old Maren’s senses were still undeveloped, but she quickly discovered how other cannibals could sniff out each other. First, the radar tingles for Sully (Mark Rylance), a cunning cannibal who has learned to spot easy tracks in the elderly and infirm. But her heart beats hardest for Lee, a young man who trades his scheming to create his signature meals. Lee serves as an appeal to insecure people, especially men, who need only the slightest nudge to satisfy their most basic anger or lust instincts.
While Maren just became the latest to be swept up in Lee’s alluring charms, she manages to slowly push past his protective barrier to see inside. Together, two kind souls set out across a ruined landscape in search of their next big feast. Two outlaws with dysfunctional sexual tension may be reminiscent of “Bonnie & Clyde,” but don’t expect criminal and carnal thrills to go hand in hand.
The couple inevitably gravitated toward the comfort of their family. The binding force between Maren and Lee wasn’t just love or lust; it is their search for validation and acceptance from their blood relatives. The freewheeling allure of the streets differed from their need for a home with someone else who could see who they were and what they were – and they accepted them anyway. It’s a struggle that must resonate with viewers of all dietary preferences.
https://www.slashfilm.com/993047/bones-and-all-review-a-bloody-brilliant-tale-of-young-love-on-the-run-venice/ A Bloody Brilliant Story About Young Love On The Run [Venice]