Winter's BoneSeptember 17, 2010
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
Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, John Hawkes, Garret Dillahunt
With an absent father and a withdrawn and depressed mother, 17 year-old Ree Dolly keeps her family together in a dirt poor rural area.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
Release Date: 17 September 2010
Filming Locations: Branson, Missouri, USA
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $84,887
(13 June 2010)
(21 April 2011)
Did You Know?
The lowest grossing film nominated for Best Picture since
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.
[to her brother]
Haunting, Grim, but somehow Optimistic
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.