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First trailer for Yellowjackets star's critically-acclaimed new movie Parachute

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Note: The following article contains discussion of eating disorders and body dysmorphia.

The first trailer for Yellowjackets star Courtney Eaton's acclaimed movie Parachute has been released.

The new film from Pitch Perfect's Brittany Snow tells the story of Riley (Eaton), who has just come out of rehab for an eating disorder and begins a relationship with Ethan (Thomas Mann).

In the trailer, we see the two start to bond, before viewers are shown the toll that Riley's struggles take on her life.

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Parachute has attracted critical acclaim since its premiere last year, and currently stands at 92% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.

Last year, Snow sat down with Digital Spy to speak about the movie – her feature debut – explaining how making the story accessible to a wider audience was a "huge part" of wanting the do the project.

"I think a lot of people think that eating disorders, or body dysmorphia, or that sort of category of mental health, is so foreign, and is seen as vain or self-centred," she said.

"What I really wanted to showcase, which I don't know has been done very often, is that, really, body obsession is very much another form of addiction like alcohol or drug use or mental health in general.

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"People do all sorts of things to not feel their feelings, whether it be social media, or different people, or shopping, or gambling.

"That's why I wanted to make sure that this feeling of people wanting to leave their body, because they're so uncomfortable with just the human experience, is something that's very universal – and this just happens to be about a girl's one way of doing that."

Snow added: "We all do this in so many different ways. I think the biggest compliment that I get is when people watch the movie that don't have any experience with eating disorders or body dysmorphia, and they understand that it is a universal feeling."

Parachute is set for release in US cinemas on April 5. A UK release date is yet to be confirmed.


Beat is a charity which raises awareness and understanding of eating disorders, and supports those affected by them. It has a one-to-one secure messaging service, and details of its phone helplines can be found here.

For more on body dysmorphic disorder, including information and support, please visit NHS Choices (www.nhs.uk), MIND on 0300 123 3393 (www.mind.org.uk) and The Body Dysmorphic Disorder Foundation (www.bddfoundation.org).

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