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