Rated R · 99 minutes · 2010

The Ozarks come off as another universe altogether in Winter’s Bone, a momentous achievement for director Debra Granik, and a showcase for the talents of relative newcomer Jennifer Lawrence and character actor John Hawkes. Lawrence plays Ree Dolly, a 17-year-old living in a rundown cabin in the woods. Her father has disappeared; her mother sits around all day with a vacant stare; and her younger brother and sister depend on her for food and guidance. The sheriff (Garret Dillahunt) shows up one day and informs Ree that she has a problem: Her convict dad is supposedly cooking drugs again, and he’s now a fugitive. As a result, Ree and her family could lose their property. Hawkes plays Ree’s uncle Teardrop, a foul-tempered man who helps Ree after some initial hesitations. Both performances are spectacular, and Lawrence is one of 2010’s breakout stars.

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Official Site: www.wintersbonemovie.com
Director: Debra Granik
Producer: Anne Rosellini, Alix Madigan-Yorkin, Jonathan Scheuer and Shawn Simon
Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, John Hawkes, Kevin Breznahan, Dale Dickey, Garret Dillahunt, Sheryl Lee, Lauren Sweetser and Tate Taylor


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Chicago Reader The Best Movies of 2010 Carlos, Enter the Void, Dogtooth, and more by J.R. Jones 12/16/2010
Indy Week Winter's Bone brings lurid entertainment to a grim landscape So nasty and brutish is this world that a teenage girl, acutely aware of her own mortality, feels it necessary to pass on survival skills to young children as soon as possible. by David Fellerath 07/07/2010
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Colorado Springs Independent Opening this week The Other Guys, Step Up 3D, Winter's Bone 08/05/2010
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Portland Mercury When Hicks Attack Winter's Bone: Don't ever, ever go into the woods. Ever. by Erik Henriksen 06/24/2010
Colorado Springs Independent Place value: Winter's Bone So much about Winter's Bone pops with intensity that it's a bit startling to have the film ultimately hone in on simple family bonds. by Scott Renshaw 08/05/2010
Charleston City Paper A 17-year-old girl must find her fugitive father in Winter's Bone Though it's set in the meth-cooking, winter-raw, poverty-stricken wilds of the Ozarks, Winter's Bone (adapted from a Daniel Woodrell novel) has a feel closer to a Greek epic. by Felicia Feaster 08/04/2010
Chicago Reader Family Values in Meth Country In Debra Granik's Winter's Bone, traditional and modern America intersect in the ugliest way. by J.R. Jones 06/17/2010
The Coast Halifax Winter's Bones powerfully cathartic It's a film that has a story, not an agenda. by Hillary Titley 08/12/2010

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