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Winter's Bone (2010)

The Very Best

8.0

Movie

Netherlands, United States of America
English
Drama, Mystery
2010
DEBRA GRANIK, FEMALE DIRECTOR
Ashlee Thompson, Casey MacLaren, Cody Brown
101 min

What it's about

After discovering her father put their house up for his bail bond and then disappeared, 17-year-old Ree Dolly must confront the local criminal underworld and the harsh Ozark wilderness in order to to track down her father and save her family.

The take

A young girl is looking for her father while struggling to care for her family. The film is bleak and slow but great performances from the cast, especially the lead, will keep you engaged throughout. The story has a very real, raw, and natural feeling to it, so natural in fact that at times, you will forget it is a movie. And in many ways, it feels that Winter's Bone is to Jennifer Lawrence what The Believer was to Ryan Gosling, as her performance is nothing short of perfect.

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