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Winter's Bone -- 17 year-old Ree Dolly (Jennifer Lawrence) sets out to track down her father, who put their house up for his bail bond and then disappeared.  If she fails, Ree and her family will be turned out into the Ozark woods.  Challenging her outlaw kin’s code of silence and risking her life, Ree hacks through the lies, evasions and threats offered up by her relatives and begins to piece together the truth.
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Winter's Bone -- Clip: Ree's Porch

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Director:
Writers:
Debra Granik (screenplay) &
Anne Rosellini (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
17 September 2010 (Ireland) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Everyone's got a secret
Plot:
An unflinching Ozark Mountain girl hacks through dangerous social terrain as she hunts down her drug-dealing father while trying to keep her family intact. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 69 wins & 88 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A rich, satisfying film See more (280 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Directed by
Debra Granik 
 
Writing credits
Debra Granik (screenplay) &
Anne Rosellini (screenplay)

Daniel Woodrell (novel)

Produced by
Kathryn Dean .... co-producer (as Kate Dean)
Kathryn Dean .... line producer (as Kate Dean)
Alix Madigan .... producer (as Alix Madigan-Yorkin)
Michael McDonough .... associate producer
Anne Rosellini .... producer
Jonathan Scheuer .... executive producer
Shawn Simon .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Dickon Hinchliffe 
 
Cinematography by
Michael McDonough 
 
Film Editing by
Affonso Gonçalves 
 
Casting by
Kerry Barden 
Paul Schnee 
 
Production Design by
Mark White 
 
Set Decoration by
Rebecca Brown 
 
Costume Design by
Rebecca Hofherr 
 
Makeup Department
Maya Hardinge .... key makeup artist
Marina Proctor .... key hair stylist
Nathan Shelton .... prosthetic effects artist
 
Production Management
Maura Anderson .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jolian Blevins .... second assistant director
Yann Sobezynski .... first assistant director
Cedric Vara .... second second assistant director
 
Art Department
Russ Dove .... leadman
Ron Moore .... carpenter
Richard Peete .... property master
Deanna Smith .... art production assistant
Christopher Strok .... art production assistant
Carter Royce Waite .... set dresser
Jonathan Henry Way .... set dresser (as Jonathan H. Way)
Nathan R. Webster .... leadman
Jacob S. Wynant .... art production assistant
Rob Yapkowitz .... props assistant
 
Sound Department
Ryan Collison .... foley engineer
James Demer .... sound mixer
David Ellinwood .... adr editor
David Ellinwood .... dialogue editor
David Fleming .... additional sound recordist
Michael F. Grinage .... boom operator (as Michael Grinage)
Jay Peck .... foley artist
Steve Peters .... additional sound recordist
Matt Rocker .... foley supervisor
Dominick Tavella .... sound re-recording mixer (as Dom Tavella)
Damian Volpe .... sound re-recording mixer
Damian Volpe .... supervising sound editor
Paul Yurt .... systems engineer
Anthony Kapfer .... foley artist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Nathan Shelton .... special effects prosthetics
 
Visual Effects by
Jessica Elvin .... smoke artist (as Jessica Allen Elvin)
Andrew Still .... data manager
 
Stunts
Shawn Patrick Nash .... stunt coordinator (as Shawn Nash)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Gregory S. Bahler .... electrician
Michael F. Burke .... first assistant camera (as Michael Burke)
Carissa Crain .... camera intern
David Fleming .... camera intern
Luke Keen .... camera intern
Nina Kuhn .... gaffer
Sebastian Mlynarski .... still photographer
Megan Morris .... second assistant camera
David Newton .... grip
Joseph Paolini .... key grip
Alan Pierce .... camera operator
Alan Pierce .... director of photography: second unit
Jeff Pinette .... red camera technician
Richard Sandler .... Super 8 cinematography
Meg Schrock .... best boy electric
Axel Thiele .... electrician
Easton Thiele .... grip
Terry Zumalt .... best boy grip
 
Casting Department
Sarah Grace Johnson .... casting assistant
Sarah Grace Johnson .... extras casting coordinator
Heather Laird .... location extras casting
Heather Laird .... location principal casting
Allison Estrin .... casting assistant (uncredited)
Cristina Martinez .... extras casting assistant (uncredited)
Paige Orr .... casting assistant (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ryan Piotrowski .... wardrobe production assistant
Lauren Schad .... wardrobe supervisor
Cassie Tweeten .... wardrobe production assistant
 
Editorial Department
Stephanie Ahn .... additional editor: Edit Center
Erika Blaszak .... additional editor: Edit Center
Dana Bloder .... digital intermediate producer
Alice Borrelli .... additional editor: Edit Center
Anderson Boyd .... additional editor: Edit Center (as Drew Boyd)
Sarah Connors .... post-production consultant
Sara Cross .... additional editor: Edit Center
Kristin Cully .... additional editor: Edit Center
Mike D'Angelo .... additional editor: Edit Center
Jessica Elvin .... digital intermediate editor
Eric Glatt .... additional editor: Edit Center
Noah Goldman .... additional editor: Edit Center
Naomi Goodman .... first assistant editor
Ashley Gormley .... additional editor: Edit Center
Barbara Jean Kearney .... digital intermediate executive producer
Eric Leverenz .... digital intermediate assistant
Rosa Oh .... additional editor: Edit Center
Richie Roefaro .... digital content specialist
Michelle Scourtos .... additional editor: Edit Center
Sheila Shirazi .... additional editor: Edit Center
Rosemary Siciliano .... additional editor: Edit Center
Daniel Silverman .... digital intermediate imaging and recording
Victoria Stewart .... second assistant editor
Tim Stipan .... digital intermediate colorist
Sigi Torinus .... additional editor: Edit Center
Kevin Vale .... digital intermediate imaging and recording
Cindy Yoon .... additional editor: Edit Center
Michael P. Whipple .... digital intermediate engineer (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Dan Evans Farkas .... music editor
Steve Peters .... music research and production
Marideth Sisco .... music research and production
 
Transportation Department
Thirl Haston .... driver: insert car
Jim Kelly .... driver: honeywagon (as Jim Kelley)
Adrian Trent .... driver: g/e
 
Other crew
Paulie Allen .... caterer: Da Barefoot Chef
Felicia Beeson .... key stand-in
Kathy Beeson .... additional dialogue
Jared Billman .... production office intern
Mike Blesse .... production office intern
Teresa Vinson Brown .... production office intern (as Teresa Brown)
Andrew Cesana .... script supervisor
Darrell Claunch .... set intern
Ben Clutter .... craft service
Bo Darde .... production office intern
Ramsey Fendall .... media technician
Vanessa Fields .... production office intern
Kim Guy .... on-set tutor
Ronnie Hall .... additional dialogue (as Ron 'Stray Dog' Hall)
Ashley Hytti .... production office intern
Sarah Kessinger .... production office coordinator
Jim Lass .... additional dialogue
Jeremy Lowe .... set intern
Casey MacLaren .... additional dialogue
Kathleen Malm .... key stand-in
Tom Maloney .... key production assistant
Bryan Manning .... set production assistant
Terry Marshall .... additional dialogue
Sidney McGregor .... set production assistant
Richard Michael .... community liaison
Richard Michael .... location scout
Tana Miller .... craft service: Abby Road Foods
Lindsey Paydon .... production office intern
Randy Price .... additional dialogue
Josh Sandler .... legal affairs: Sandler Law, Winter's Bone Productions
Russell Schalk .... additional dialogue (as Sgt. Russel A. Schalk)
Brendan Baker Schmidt .... production office intern
Dan Seligman .... assistant to the producers (as Dan Seligmann)
Steve Shapiro .... production accountant
Marc H. Simon .... legal counsel: Cowan, DeBates, Abrahams & Sheppard
Bruce Tanner .... additional dialogue
Lyon Taylor .... location manager
Michael J. Urann .... post production consultant
Raymond Vaughan Jr. .... additional dialogue (as Ray Vaughan Jr.)
Steve Weyher .... caterer: Golden Coral
Anthony White .... set production assistant
Jayson Wilkins .... production office intern
Bryce Young .... set production assistant
Sarah Johnson .... office assistant (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Allen Bain .... thanks
Brian Bell .... special thanks
Missi Bellah .... special thanks
Mark Biggs .... special thanks
Yvette Bird .... thanks
Diane Calvert .... thanks
Danny Clinton .... special thanks
Steve Golin .... thanks
Susan Hatfield .... thanks
Jerry Jones .... special thanks: The Missouri Film Commission
Brian A. Kates .... thanks (as Brian Kates)
Gail Lopata Lennon .... special thanks (as Gail Lennon)
Gordon McCann .... special thanks
Alan Oxman .... thanks
Ellen Parks .... thanks
Jake Perlin .... thanks
Hariet Priestley Sandler .... in loving memory of
Hans Ritter .... thanks (as Hans C. Ritter)
Richard Jonas Scheuer .... in loving memory of
Jesse Scolaro .... special thanks
Steven Shainberg .... thanks
Andrea Sporcic .... special thanks: The Missouri Film Commission
Patrick Stettner .... thanks
Guy Thurber .... thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for some drug material, language and violent content
Runtime:
100 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Certification:
Argentina:16 | Australia:MA (2010) | Brazil:16 | Canada:PG (British Columbia) | Canada:14A (Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Finland:K-13 | Germany:12 | Ireland:15A | Japan:PG12 | Malaysia:18 | Netherlands:12 | New Zealand:R13 | Norway:15 | Peru:14 | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:NC-16 | South Korea:18 | Spain:12 | Sweden:15 | Switzerland:14 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:14 (canton of Vaud) | UK:15 | USA:R (certificate #45999)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
In the book, the Gail/Ree relationship is elaborated much more. The director, Debra Granik, said that they filmed a lot the scenes on that Gail/Ree timeline that they had to drop from the final cut of the film out because of time restraints.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: FLIPPED SHOT: When the sheriff first talks to Ree, the neighbor walks past a truck to eavesdrop. The truck's logo and license plate are reversed, as if in a mirror.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Ree:[waking her] Ashlee Dawn...
Ashlee:Hmmm?
[to her brother]
Ashlee:Wake up...
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Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Out of SightSee more »

FAQ

Who gave the extra bail cash for Ree's father?
When/how does Ree figure out what happened to Jessup?
Why did Teardrop get angry when Ree first approached him about the whereabouts of her father?
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147 out of 193 people found the following review useful.
A rich, satisfying film, 27 June 2010
Author: Howard Schumann from Vancouver, B.C.

It is quite astonishing what people are capable of when their survival or way of life is threatened. In those moments, they are somehow able to employ a level of courage, perseverance, and high intention that they never knew they had. Such is the case for young Ree Dolly (Jennifer Lawrence) in Debra Granik's The Winter's Bone, winner of the Jury Prize for dramatic competition as well as the Waldo Salt Screen writing Award at the Sundance Film Festival. Newcomer Lawrence, a Kentucky native, is completely convincing as the 17-year-old Ree who has endured much in her brief lifetime and has plenty of obstacles yet to overcome. Living in poverty in a small house in the rural Missouri Ozarks, near the Arkansas border, she has to cook, chop wood and do whatever is necessary to care for her twelve-year old brother Sonny (Isaiah Stone) and her six-year old sister Ashlee (Ashlee Thompson) as well as look after her mother who is catatonic.

Based on the novel by Daniel Woodrell and co-written by Granik and Anne Rosellini, The Winter's Bone depicts how young Ree's life is changed when the local sheriff informs her that her dad, Jessup, on the run after being arrested for "cooking" methamphetamines, has put the family's house up as bond and that, unless he is found and convinced to turn himself in, Ree's family will lose their house. Insisting to the sheriff that she will find him, the young girl begins a search among friends, family members, distant relatives, and the community of small-time crooks, dope dealers, and kingpins that dominate the male-dominated rural society. No one wants to talk and Ree is met with silence, hostility, and even violence. One neighbor tells her that her questioning is, "a real good way to end up et by hogs." When someone asks her, "Ain't you got no men folk to do this?" the answer is an emphatic "no." (at times, the film seems to be challenging Juno for the most quirky one-liners).

Ree's main antagonists are her father's terrifying older brother Teardrop, played by John Hawkes, and Merab (Dale Dickey), the wife of Thump Milton, one of the local bosses. The performance by Dickey conveys an overbearing sense of intimidation that is both real and frightening. As Ree navigates through this hostile environment, we grow to admire her determination and her willingness to confront danger in order to protect her siblings. Winter's Bone is a film about poverty and desperation but it never exploits its characters or engages in manipulation or sentimentality. Though it can be hard to watch at times, it is not as some critics have said "poverty porn." There are lighter moments as well that include authentic Ozark folk music sung by Marideth Sisco and scenes of Ree teaching her brother and sister to spell, count, and perhaps more important for survival, how to shoot a rifle. She also tells her younger brother about the culture in which they live saying "Never ask for what ought to be offered."

Though I was riveted by the unfolding story, perhaps because of the film's high degree of stylization, I stopped short of full emotional involvement and was often conscious of the fact that I was watching a movie. Yet The Winter's Bone is a rich, satisfying film that more than deserves the accolades it has been receiving. Though it is stylized, it has an authenticity derived from using local residents as actors and from the director having immersed herself in the culture for two years before shooting the film. Jennifer Lawrence conveys a stoic and hard-edged individual, yet one with integrity who has somehow avoided getting sucked into the soul destructive way of life that seems to be endemic to the area. In Ree, Granik has created one of the strongest female characters in cinema in memory, one who, by her sheer will, suggests what could be accomplished if all of us could live each day as if our life depended on it.

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