Bones and All: release date, reviews, trailer and everything we know about the Timothée Chalamet movie

Taylor Russell and Timothee Chalamet in Bones and All
Taylor Russell and Timothée Chalamet in Bones and All (Image credit: MGM)

Widely regarded as one of the best young actors in Hollywood, Timothée Chalamet has a new movie, Bones and All. The movie marks the second time that Chalamet has teamed up with director Luca Guadagnino, following their work in the 2017 movie, Call Me by Your Name.

Call Me by Your Name was one of the more acclaimed movies of 2017, receiving countless awards and nominations, including a Best Picture and a Best Actor nomination for Chalamet at the Oscars (the movie won an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay). What's in store as the duo reunite five years later?

Here is everything we know about Bones and All.

Bones and All release date

Bones and All is now playing exclusively in US and UK movie theaters. To find out if Bones and All is playing near you, check out your local movie theater websites or Fandango.

Bones and All plot

Bones and All was originally a book by Camille DeAngelis. This adaptation is being written by David Kajganich, who previously wrote Luca Guadagnino’s movies A Bigger Splash and Suspiria.

The movie is a story of first love between Maren, a young woman learning how to survive on the margins of society, and Lee, an intense and disenfranchised drifter; a liberating road odyssey of two young people coming into their own, searching for identity and chasing beauty in a perilous world that cannot abide who they are.

That journey also involves cannibalism. Just FYI.

Bones and All reviews — what the critics are saying

Critics have weighed in on Bones and All, including What to Watch. In our Bones and All review, Guadagnino, Chalament and company deliver on the gory but touching love story at the center of everything, though the journey for audiences isn't without a few bumps.

Overall impressions of the movie have been good. On Rotten Tomatoes, it is "Certified Fresh" with a score of 86% as of November 23. Fellow review aggregator Metacritic has the movie at a 72.

Bones and All cast

Timothée Chalamet may headline Bones and All as Lee, but the Dune and Little Women star is joined by a solid ensemble of actors in the movie. 

Up first is Taylor Russell as Maren. Russell is a growing star in her own right, having appeared in Escape Room and its sequel, Escape Room: Tournament of Champions, as well as the critically acclaimed movie Waves on the big screen. On TV she’s starred in Falling Skies and Lost in Space.

Part of the supporting cast for Bones and All includes another Call Me by Your Name alum, Michael Stuhlbarg. Others include Mark Rylance (Bridge of Spies), Chloë Sevigny (The Girl from Plainville), André Holland (Moonlight), Jessica Harper (The Old Man), Jake Horowitz (The Vast of Night) and David Gordon-Green, the Halloween Ends director taking a rare role in front of the camera.

Bones and All trailer

The teaser trailer for Bones and All is just 30 seconds long, but it previews an intriguing mix of romance and horror with Chalamet and Russell's characters. Give it a look right here:

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The official Bones and All trailer shows us more of Chalamet and Russell's twisted lovers, as well as first looks at Michael Sthulbarg and Mark Rylance.

How long is Bones and All?

The runtime for Bones and All is two hours and 10 minutes.

What is Bones and All rated?

Considering its a movie that deals with cannibalism, Bones and All is unsurprisingly rated R in the US, while it is rated 15 in the UK. The description for its rating reads "for strong, bloody and disturbing violent content, language throughout, some sexual content and brief graphic nudity."

Luca Guadagnino movies

We've mentioned a few of Luca Guadagnino's movies already, but her is a complete rundown of the Italian director's list of feature films prior to Bones and All:

  • The Protagonist (1999)
  • Melissa P. (2005)
  • I Am Love (2009)
  • A Bigger Splash (2015)
  • Call Me by Your Name (2017)
  • Suspiria (2018)

After Bones and All, Guadagnino is slated to direct Challengers and Find Me, according to IMDb

Bones and All poster

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Michael Balderston

Michael Balderston is a DC-based entertainment and assistant managing editor for What to Watch, who has previously written about the TV and movies with TV Technology, Awards Circuit and regional publications. Spending most of his time watching new movies at the theater or classics on TCM, some of Michael's favorite movies include Casablanca, Moulin Rouge!, Silence of the Lambs, Children of Men, One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest and Star Wars. On the TV side he enjoys Only Murders in the Building, Yellowstone, The Boys, Game of Thrones and is always up for a Seinfeld rerun. Follow on Letterboxd.