Speak Out: The film Winter's Bone was set in the Missouri Ozarks

Posted by ElmerV on Wed, Jul 7, 2010, at 1:53 PM:

This movie was filmed in Missouri's Taney and Christian counties. It was a double award winner at the Sundance Film Festival, this film is based on Daniel Woodrell's novel and is directed by Debra Granik. It's opening sequence slaps the viewer with the bleak unforgivingness of life in the backwoods of the Ozarks. This is land of people that time has passed by. The film is very well written and the local filming brings a harsh reality that was crucial to the film's success. The basic premise of the story is that 17 year old Ree Dolly (played by Jennifer Lawrence) is responsible for raising her brother and sister and caring for her mentally-blank mother while maintaining a mostly positive outlook on the present and future. Reality strikes again when the local sheriff arrives to inform her that her missing, meth-lab running father has an upcoming court date. He used their land and house as collateral for his latest bond. If he fails to show, they will lose their home. Instead of breaking down, Ree pledges to find him and starts out on a hazardous journey, unlike we have seen on screen. The movie is worth seeing.

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  • is it out on dvd? where can i get it. i have been wanting to watch this for a while.

    -- Posted by hugo on Mon, Sep 27, 2010, at 7:51 PM

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