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Winter's Bone

Posted in Film with tags , , on December 4, 2010 by Jarrod Boyle

Rhee Dolly, played by Jennifer Lawrence, is seventeen. She lives with her twelve year old brother and six year old sister in a log cabin in the Ozark Mountains, in Missouri. She also cares for her mother, who suffers from some undisclosed mental illness which has rendered her catatonic. Her father, Jessop Dolly, a renowned local meth cook, has skipped bail. As a result, the law has foreclosed on their property and her family’s already meagre resources are stretched to breaking point. Necessity means she has to either find her father and convince him to turn himself in, or turn up his corpse which will release her family from having to pay his debt. Her quest takes us on a journey through the demography of a little-seen part of the U.S. Continue reading

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