Film Review: THE WASTING (UK/Canada 2017)

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A teenager in an English town struggles to come of age, braving sexual awakening and fighting her controlling parents by refusing to eat…until a nightmarish ghost appears that may be real… See full summary »


Carolyn Saunders

 Wasting, also known as wasting syndrome, refers to the process by which a debilitating disease causes muscle and fat tissue to “waste” away.  The main character in the story is Sophie (Lauren McQueen) who suffers from an eating disorder.  According to Wikipedia an eating disorders are excluded from causes of wasting.  So, the film is inaccurate in its title.

When the film opens, the title – ‘inspired by true events’ is splashed on the screen.  But how true the events depicted in the film can be another thing.

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