Winter's Bone movie synopsis: 17-year-old Ree Dolly (Jennifer Lawrence) is the sole responsible adult in her impoverished Ozark family‚ÄĒwith a younger brother and sister and an incapacitated mother. She finds herself forced to track her fugitive father, a longtime crystal meth maker, through the most hardcore of the local criminal network after she learns that he has put their home up as his bail bond. She endures a series of harrowing encounters and experiences, but due to her perseverance, her menaced family survives.
Additional Notes: Winter's Bone is a 2010 drama film, an adaptation of Daniel Woodrell's 2006 novel of the same name. The film was written and directed by Debra Granik, and stars Jennifer Lawrence. It explores the interrelated themes of close and distant family ties, the power and speed of gossip, patriarchy, self-sufficiency, and rural poverty in the Ozarks as they are impacted by the pervasive underworld of illegal methamphetamine labs. The film has won a number of awards, including the Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic Film at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival.