THE BOTTOM LINE: WINTER’S BONE

MOVIE REVIEWS FOR FILM ENTHUSIASTS

BY HENRY DE LA ROSA

NOW AVAILABLE ON DVD!

STARRING:  Jennifer Lawrence, John Hawkes and Garret Dillahunt

DIRECTOR:  Debra Granik

GENRE:  Drama 

SYNOPSIS:  A teenager becomes responsible for her poverty-stricken family when her drug dealing father disappears.

RATING:  R

RUNNING TIME:  100 Mins

THE GOOD:  Director Debra Granik has taken a small story and turned it into an unflinching portrait of survival; filled with raw intensity and emotion.  With only a few credits under her belt, Granik has achieved what most seasoned directors only hope for.  I look forward to her next film.

Newcomer Jennifer Lawrence is also someone to watch. 

As always, Garret Dillahunt finds the right tone. 

 THE BAD:  The fact that most people missed this film when it came out.

 THE UGLY:  The fact that most people will not see this film.

 MY SCORE:  ****

(4 OUT OF 5 STARS) 

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