Winter's Bone

Winter's Bone

DVD - 2010
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Seventeen-year-old Ree Dolly sets out to track down her father who put their house up for his bail bond and then disappeared. If she fails to find him, she and her family will be turned out into the Ozark woods. 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.
Publisher: [United States] : Distributed by Roadside Attractions LLC, [2010]
Branch Call Number: DVD WINTER'S
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (100 min .) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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LittleNoName
Jul 13, 2016

Acting was superb. Not the average thriller but I thought it was okay. It lacked in details about her father & was a bit too slow in some scenes. I liked that it wasnt two masterminds up against eachother, made for an interesting view on the story.

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breemu
May 08, 2016

The setting is impressive - the best part of the movie actually, exactly like real life - because real houses and real homes, including all the actual accoutrements of those family's real lives (dogs, tools, toys, furniture, etc) were used in the movie. Some of the people from the actual community where the movie was filmed were in it as well, including the two leading children.

And that's what made this movie enjoyable actually, the use of a real-life set rather than some stylized, over thought, Hollywood wannabe fabrication.

The story had some decent bits too, but people in such a community would never have been so nasty and hardened to the heroine and her family's plight, so don't believe what you see in this movie as the truth about such people because it's far from it. This is just Hollywood as usual, always adding untrue, unkind, and often violent drama where it just isn't needed. A kinder, gentler, more truthful story of such a community (that could have still included drugs and a dead man's hands), would have served up just as well.

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publicenemy45
Oct 29, 2015

I thought winters bone was ok sad story to watch thoe.

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davedranginis
Apr 15, 2015

Really excellent gripping work. I saw this twice in three days at the Tivoli. Fantastic. Jennifer Lawrence in her third film. This is down home Ozark tale, dark foreboding in mood. Great, great. Music half-way in is some FINE blue grass picking old-timey stuff. Can't say enough good.

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JackPurcell
Apr 14, 2015

A fairly decent portrayal of an extended, inbred family of hill billy trailer trash redneck meth cooks [I mean this in a GOOD way!]. The girl is okay and her 6 year old brother and 12 year old sister are okay. Everyone else is about what you'd expect when ten generations of first cousins intermarry and load up on meth. I mean that in a GOOD way. I debated with myself over whether to give it five stars instead of four because of her thinking of joining the army to solve her problems. If she'd actually done it as would have happened in real life, this would have been a five star movie.

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firefly5
Mar 04, 2015

Slow moving and grim movie. Did not care for this one.

Chapel_Hill_KenMc Dec 20, 2014

A riveting tale of bleak prospects in the Ozarks that does justice to the excellent novel by Daniel Woodrell on which the film is based. A younger Jennifer Lawrence delivers a performance that indicates her depth of talent still to be developed.

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aliciamarie
Apr 07, 2014

Dark and semi-disturbing but I really liked it. The characters were quite believable. As a long ago police dispatcher this movie about a rural, poor, southern Missouri community is a very realistic description of life.

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0cho
Dec 26, 2013

A well acted movie but the mystery part of the movie is still a mystery. Not enough info was given out and still lots of questions were unanswered.

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RDL
Aug 29, 2013

Not pleasant nor fun but it is a well done mystery with a lot of very strange people.

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