21.2.11

Monday Movie: Winter's Bone


In the harsh and impoverished Ozark mountains, 17-year old Ree has put her life on hold to look after her younger siblings and mentally ill mother. But when it looks like her drug-dealing father may have skipped bail, risking their home and land in the process, Ree resolves to hunt him down herself.

Like its setting, Winter's Bone is harsh but beautiful - a film that coolly nurtures your emotional engagement even while maintaining a tense air of menace and distrust.

2 comments:

mark said...

just saw this. harrowing scene with the limbs.

Pacian said...

Tell me about it. I hope Hollywood's casting directors were paying attention to Jennifer Lawrence.