• Winter's Bone (2010)

Winter's Bone

Release Date: June 11th, 2010

DVD Release Date: October 26th, 2010

R |1 hr 39 min

Plot Summary

Faced with an unresponsive mother and a criminal father, Ozark teenager Ree Dolly (Jennifer Lawrence) does what she can to manage the household and take care of her two younger siblings. Informed by the sheriff (Garret Dillahunt) that their father put their home up for bond and then disappeared, Ree sets out on a dangerous quest to find him. Her entire family's fate now in her hands, Ree challenges her outlaw kin's code of silence and risks her life to learn her father's fate.

Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, John Hawkes, Kevin Breznahan, Dale Dickey, Garret Dillahunt, Sheryl Lee, Lauren Sweetser, Tate Taylor

Director: Debra Granik

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Anonymous Content, Winter's Bone Prods.

Keywords: Father, Pursuit, Mystery, Brother, Family, Sacrifice, Gritty, 2000s, Dark, Daughter

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    It's been a long time since a film has conveyed a culture, and a sense of place, with such telling precision. At the same time, Winter's Bone thrums with suspense. show more

  • 100
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Spectacular for its humanity, austere beauty and heart-stopping urgency. show more

  • 70
    John DeForeThe Hollywood Reporter

    Grim backwoods tale takes its time building momentum. show more

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Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2011)
Nominated Best Picture
Nominated Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2011)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Actress in a Leading Role
Nominated Actor in a Supporting Role