Winter’s Bone (2010)

Ree, a 17 year old woman, is stuck raising her two younger siblings because her mother has given up on life and her father has gone missing. Ree quickly finds out that her father, Jessup, has been arrested and put their house up as bond. She is now left with the challenge of trying to find and convince her father to turn himself in, so that the family doesn’t lose their house, the only thing they have left.

The story is a slow burner with increasing intensity. Ree (Jennifer Lawrence) embarks upon a journey which is unforgiving and is just as much a mystery to her as it is to the viewer. With every new character Ree meets to ask where her father is, she is pointed in a different direction. The cinematography is simple and beautiful. The way the places of the Ozarks Ree travels to is shown really puts you in her shoes. Great performances by all cast members as well as a breakout director, Debra Granik.

I can’t recommend this movie to everyone, but if you can appreciate a character piece with not much to it then I highly suggest you see this.

dunk-o-meter: 8/10

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