Winter's Bone

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Plot

An unflinching Ozark Mountain girl hacks through dangerous social terrain as she hunts down her drug-dealing father while trying to keep her family intact.

Release Year: 2010

Rating: 7.3/10 (44,277 voted)

Critic's Score: 90/100

Director:
Debra Granik

Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, John Hawkes, Garret Dillahunt

Storyline
With an absent father and a withdrawn and depressed mother, 17 year-old Ree Dolly keeps her family together in a dirt poor rural area. She's taken aback however when the local Sheriff tells her that her father put up their house as collateral for his bail and unless he shows up for his trial in a week's time, they will lose it all. She knows her father is involved in the local drug trade and manufactures crystal meth, but everywhere she goes the message is the same: stay out of it and stop poking your nose in other people's business. She refuses to listen, even after her father's brother, Teardrop, tells her he's probably been killed. She pushes on, putting her own life in danger, for the sake of her family until the truth, or enough of it, is revealed.

Writers: Debra Granik, Anne Rosellini

Cast:

Jennifer Lawrence

Ree


Isaiah Stone

Sonny


Ashlee Thompson

Ashlee


Valerie Richards

Connie


Shelley Waggener

Sonya


Garret Dillahunt

Sheriff Baskin


William White

Blond Milton


Ramona Blair

Parenting Teacher


Lauren Sweetser

Gail


Andrew Burnley

Baby Ned


Phillip Burnley

Baby Ned


Isaac Skidmore

Baby Ned


Cody Brown

Floyd


Cinnamon Schultz

Victoria


John Hawkes

Teardrop



Details

Official Website:
Official site|
Official site [Germany]|

Release Date: 17 September 2010

Filming Locations: Branson, Missouri, USA



Box Office Details

Budget: $2,000,000

(estimated)

Opening Weekend: $84,887
(USA)
(13 June 2010)
(4 Screens)

Gross: $13,831,503
(Worldwide)
(21 April 2011)



Technical Specs

Runtime:



Did You Know?

Trivia:

The lowest grossing film nominated for Best Picture since
The Dresser

Goofs:

Revealing mistakes:
FLIPPED SHOT: When the sheriff first talks to Ree, the neighbor walks past a truck to eavesdrop. The truck's logo and license plate are reversed, as if in a mirror.

Quotes:

[first lines]

Ree:
[waking her]
Ashlee Dawn…

Ashlee:
Hmmm?
[to her brother]

Ashlee:
Wake up…



User Review

Haunting, Grim, but somehow Optimistic

Rating: 10/10


Winter's Bone is about a 17 year old girl name Rolly Dee set out to
find her father who put their house for his bailbond and then vanishes.
If she doesn't find him, her family will be turned out to the Ozarks.
Challenging her outlaw kin's code of silence and risking her life, Ree
hacks through the lies, evasions and threats offered up by her
relatives and begins to piece together the truth.

Let me, just begin by saying this movie is perfectly acted. Jennifer
Lawrence gives an Oscar Worthy performance as Rolly Dee. I was
surprised how excellent she was, because I was sceptical of her in the
"The Bill Engvall" show. But she turned me to a believer and boy, she
can REALLY act. Her performance actually surpasses some of Meryl
Streep's performances. Hopefully the Academy will recognize her and
give an Oscar nomination or maybe even a win! The film is well directed
by Debra Granik and is easily her best work yet. She definitely has
potential to become the "new" Kathryn Bigelow. Anyways the film is
really bleak and powerful, but it still has a tone of hopeful in it.
Very interesting and mesmerizing movie to watch. It is a bit slow at
times, but trust me it never gets boring or dull.

10/10 Highly recommended.