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Winter's Bone (2010)

R | | Drama, Mystery | 16 July 2010 (USA)
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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.

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Debra Granik

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Debra Granik (screenplay), Anne Rosellini (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jennifer Lawrence ... Ree
Isaiah Stone ... Sonny
Ashlee Thompson Ashlee Thompson ... Ashlee
Valerie Richards Valerie Richards ... Connie
Shelley Waggener ... Sonya
Garret Dillahunt ... Sheriff Baskin
William White William White ... Blond Milton
Ramona Blair Ramona Blair ... Parenting Teacher
Lauren Sweetser ... Gail
Andrew Burnley Andrew Burnley ... Baby Ned
Phillip Burnley Phillip Burnley ... Baby Ned
Isaac Skidmore Isaac Skidmore ... Baby Ned
Cody Brown Cody Brown ... Floyd
Cinnamon Schultz Cinnamon Schultz ... Victoria
John Hawkes ... Teardrop
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Storyline

Her family home in danger of being repossessed after her dad skips bail and disappears, Ozark teen Ree Dolly (Jennifer Lawrence) breaks the local code of conduct by confronting her kin about their conspiracy of silence. Should she fail to track her father down, Ree Dolly, her younger siblings, and their disabled mother will soon be rendered homeless.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Everyone's got a secret

Genres:

Drama | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some drug material, language and violent content | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 July 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Winter's Bone See more »

Filming Locations:

Branson, Missouri, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$84,797, 13 June 2010

Gross USA:

$6,531,503

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,796,834
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Very, very good film. Almost excellent.
23 June 2013 | by lunchboxwandererSee all my reviews

'Winter's Bone' is a nuanced and excellently constructed film.

The characters are portrayed brilliantly by the this fine cast of actors. The roles are played so well that the word "believable" would be a gross understatement.

The lead, Jennifer Lawrence, has an extremely bright future. I see why she got the lead in The Hunger Games' and 'Silver Linings Playbook.' This young lady has at least one Academy Award in the near term.

John Hawkes nailed his role. However, his acting is so consistent it's almost become under appreciated. He needs some bigger roles, he can carry a film.

The directing was almost perfect. There were a couple of lulls, but in a way, they added to the suspense.

What I really appreciate about the directing though is the actors were allowed to act.

The scenes, through effective dialogue (no unnecessary banter), facial expressions and background were left to speak for themselves.

The film had a quality that rewarded the viewer if the requisite attention to detail was paid.

That said, for me it became exponentially more rewarding.

I could go on and on, but if you haven't seen this film, do so.

It's high quality, an oasis in the Hollywood desert.

9/10


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