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R| 1 hr. 41 min.

Plot Summary
Irene (Vera Farmiga) is an upstate New York mother of two, married, holds a job as a supermarket checker, and is a cocaine addict. Her husband (Clint Jordan) is also a drug user, but does not support Irene's decision to enter rehab and clean up her life after she realizes how her drug use affects the children. In rehab she meets Bob (Hugh Dillon), a nurse whose sobriety success story further inspires her. But Irene soon finds beating addiction holds greater consequences than addiction itself.

Cast: Vera Farmiga , Hugh Dillon , Clint Jordan , Taylor Foxhall ,

Director: Debra Granik

Genres: Drama

Down to the Bone (2004)

Release Date: November 25th, 2005|1 hr. 41 min.

critic reviews (10)
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  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    If there were an ounce of taste left in Hollywood, the magnificent Vera Farmiga would be a front-runner for the Best Actress Oscar. show more

  • 100
    San Francisco Chronicle

    The film is so pitch perfect and realistic, it seems you are there with these people, watching their lives unfold before you as it happens. show more

  • 63
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    Farmiga is excellent as a woman who is like the mouse she feeds to her son's pet snake - trapped and about to be eaten alive by ordinary circumstance. show more

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