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great land-social portrait of US
In terms of neo-noir/drama films, Winter's Bone is very interesting. It's a little bit slow moving at times, but it's overall an accomplishment by Debra Granik. I like how this movie really captures the harsh and bleak reality of life in the Ozark mountains, it feels very authentic. The cinematography is raw, cheap and very realistic which makes the film even more realistic. I also liked the limited musical score that there is. The flick is simplistic, but yet it's engaging. And it features a very strong and unforgettable lead act by younger Jennifer Lawrence, who embodies a character fueled by courage, strength, but also despair. This is the performance that really got her into the spotlight, and it gives this movie a bonus. Overall, Winter's Bone is a good drama and mystery movie with an Appalachian spin to it. Recommended!!
This one is a slow burn and relentlessly bleak, but there are glimmers of hope. Great performances and the soundtrack is on point.
Hadn't expected much of this, to be honest
A tale of everyday survival in a small, poverty-stricken, drug-addled town in the Ozark Mountains
On the hunt for her meth-cooking father in the fight to keep her and her family from being evicted, Ree goes through some pretty heavy, twisted, and downright ugly situations, whilst proving to be the guiding rod to those around her - friend or foe
This should have been called White Trash: The Movie. While well acted by Jennifer Lawrence and the rest of the cast, the story meanders through a depressing world of Appalachian meth dealers and the wreckage they leave behind. Honestly, if I didn't know a few people who orbit this world (but in the south), it might have been more interesting. As it is, it's just depressing to watch.
If you like your heroines homespun and gritty, you need to see the truly original "Winter's Bone," a grim tale about a family in the Missouri Ozarks baking meth, how it rots their souls, and how one beautiful heart digs down into the muck (literally) to save herself and wake up some of her kin from their zombie walk. On the downside, the pace drags toward the end. On the upside, this is the most unforgettable, hard-hitting dialogue in any movie I can recall. What a wonder.
Stark, bleak and moving.
Jlaw shows us she has what it takes to be a genuine star and John Hawkes is unforgettable as Teardrop.
a slice of uncomfortable life, with multiple star making performances. Brilliant adaptation of a great book.
The earlier Jennifer Lawrence the better... some starck non-Hollywood reality... nothing glam about this movie... fine by me as everything here is real. Well acted, gripping, gritty and painful this is a worthy and relevant document of rural poverty.
A slow burner, but some great acting from Jennifer. Mean people everywhere and its not always entirely clear what is going on as the dialogue can be spoken very quietly, but an enjoyable film. The ending seemed to not be the usual climax you generally see, or maybe it just follows the general downbeat atmosphere created throughout the film