Thursday, November 18, 2010

Winter's Bone - DVD Review


Starring Jennifer Lawrence, John Hawkes, Kevin Breznahan, Dale Dickey, Garrett Dillahunt, Sheryl Lee and Lauren Sweetster.
Directed by Debra Granik.

Very good hillbilly noir about a teen girl named Ree (Jennifer Lawrence in an award-worthy performance) who sets out to find her pa after he jumps bail and signed over the family house as collateral. She has mere days to either find him, or find evidence of his death. It has the bleakness of Steinbeck with the palpable suspense of Lehane. I also really liked John Hawkes (Deadwood) playing a tougher character than he's usually allowed.

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