Faced with an unresponsive mother and a criminal father, teenager Ree Dolly does what she can to manage the household and take care of her two younger siblings. Informed by the sheriff that their father put their home up for bond and then disappeared, Ree sets out on a dangerous quest to find him.
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The whole film reads like an exemplary literary classic, complete with the rich symbolism of fire and ice. The layers are so well established that instead of subtle complication the whole film is propelled by an internal logic that is crisp, cohesive and complete.
The stripped and collapsed world brought to the screen . . . stands in stark contrast to representations of similar territory in indie films from the Bush era. . . . In Winter’s Bone, people are poor and dangerous, which is to say they have dignity.
You could call it a Sopranos-style crime-family melodrama, a quasi-documentary portrait of poor, white rural culture in the Ozarks, a Southern gothic fable or a coming-of-age yarn with an irresistible and unstoppable teenage female protagonist. Really, it’s all those things, and even where those genres or styles seem incompatible, Granik pulls them together into a forceful, breathless, compassionate thriller.
Louisville-born Jennifer Lawrence is a natural fit as Ree Dolly. She is the sole lead and the emotional center of the film; this proved to be her breakthrough role. The supporting cast is superb: John Hawkes as her uncle 'Teardrop' and Dale Dickey as hardscrabble materfamilias Merab Milton both won Independent Spirit Awards for their supporting roles. P.S. This film gave me a new favorite phrase: "bred and buttered".
Beautifully crafted film that was a joy to watch. Superb writing and direction from Granik and the cinematography was lovely. I'll say it again, this film was crafted. That seems to be a rare thing these days.
Bleak, realistic, gripping - very strong performances, a great capture of extremely depressed American rural poverty. The thing that amazes me most is that this film never once felt exploitative, or even drew any conclusions about poverty - this is quite an achievement in modern film, where everything has to be political and preachy. This movie is a simple, elegantly told story, and a good one at that.
I'm sick of the phrase "overrated". What a pointless thing to say. 5 stars - authentic feel for dialect, place and character; wonderful details; sustained sense of genuine danger; captivating lead. Nice to see a plum role for a woman that isn't focused on her looks or relationships to men. Emotional without forcing itself.
I second the edge of my seat comment and up it with the best thing I've watched in some years. First time in a long, long time that I've actually felt with the characters and felt that the story was properly phased. I'm amazed.
Jennifer Lawrence is a remarkably talented young actress who carries most of the film on her shoulders which coupled with the inspired direction of Debra Granik, bring us one of the most significant films of the year. A strong contender for the awards.
Frightening southern-fried murder mystery set among backwoods meth-labs creates a strong atmosphere of foreboding. Jennifer Lawrence is a revelation, and the film is a memorable piece of American gothic.