Went and saw Winter's Bone today with my friend Bob, and really enjoyed it, though it was hard to watch. In case you haven't heard about it, you can watch the trailer on YouTube, and here's the synopsis:
Seventeen-year-old Ree Dolly (Jennifer Lawrence) sets out to track down her father, who put their house up for his bail bond and then disappeared. If she fails, Ree and her family will be turned out into the Ozark woods. Challenging her outlaw kin's code of silence and risking her life, Ree hacks through the lies, evasions and threats offered up by her relatives and begins to piece together the truth.
It was such a powerful film. It spoke to a LOT of the problems facing poor, rural kids and the unwritten rules that determine who does what in certain regions of this country. The storytelling seemed effortless - one scene flowed into the other while the tension kept building and I just kept going "OH MY GOD this is the most beautiful horrible movie I've ever seen."
So if that sounds up your alley... you should give it a look-see.
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