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R| 1 hr. 37 min.

Plot Summary
Anney (Jennifer Jason Leigh), a poor single mother from the rural South, struggles to raise her young daughter, Bone (Jena Malone). They seem to find happiness when Anney marries a kindly man named Lyle (Dermot Mulroney) who treats Bone like his own child. However, after Lyle is killed in an automobile accident, Anney remarries to the hotheaded Glen (Ron Eldard), who abuses Bone physically and sexually, and begins to tear the once tight-knit family apart.

Cast: Jennifer Jason Leigh , Ron Eldard , Jena Malone , Glenne Headly , Lyle Lovett , Dermot Mulroney , Christina Ricci , Michael Rooker

Director: Anjelica Huston

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Out of Carolina Productions

Bastard Out of Carolina (1996)

Release Date: July 17th, 2006|1 hr. 37 min.

critic reviews ( 3 )
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • The movie is directed by Anjelica Huston, and like a lot of actors who direct, Huston shows an ability to elicit strong emotions from her actors. But Huston also demonstrates a sense of where to place the camera. [13 Dec 1996, p.C1] show more

  • Huston's movie seems to disappoint some who've read the novel, but the forlorn humanity that triumphs over the depravity and poverty is unforgettably affecting. [13 Dec 1996, p.1D] show more

  • Unforgettably, Bastard out of Carolina makes a bold statement about a little girl's grace under inordinate pressure. show more

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  • December 08, 2012 Grandpa
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    Most disturbing movie I have ever watch. So so sad. Although the content was disturbing it was a well put together movie.

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