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Winter's Bone (2010)

R | | Drama, Mystery | 16 July 2010 (USA)
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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.


Debra Granik


Debra Granik (screenplay), Anne Rosellini (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jennifer Lawrence ... Ree
Isaiah Stone ... Sonny
Ashlee Thompson Ashlee Thompson ... Ashlee
Valerie Richards Valerie Richards ... Connie
Shelley Waggener ... Sonya
Garret Dillahunt ... Sheriff Baskin
William White William White ... Blond Milton
Ramona Blair Ramona Blair ... Parenting Teacher
Lauren Sweetser ... Gail
Andrew Burnley Andrew Burnley ... Baby Ned
Phillip Burnley Phillip Burnley ... Baby Ned
Isaac Skidmore Isaac Skidmore ... Baby Ned
Cody Brown Cody Brown ... Floyd
Cinnamon Schultz Cinnamon Schultz ... Victoria
John Hawkes ... Teardrop


Her family home in danger of being repossessed after her dad skips bail and disappears, Ozark teen Ree Dolly (Jennifer Lawrence) breaks the local code of conduct by confronting her kin about their conspiracy of silence. Should she fail to track her father down, Ree Dolly, her younger siblings, and their disabled mother will soon be rendered homeless.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Everyone's got a secret


Drama | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some drug material, language and violent content | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

16 July 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Winter's Bone See more »

Filming Locations:

Branson, Missouri, USA See more »


Box Office


$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$84,887, 13 June 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$6,531,503, 21 April 2011

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,831,503, 21 April 2011
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


As of 2018, features John Hawkes's only Oscar nominated performance. See more »


Ree tells Gail that Thump Milton offered to take her little brother in, but not her little sister. It wasn't Thump that made that offer; it was Blond Milton. See more »


[first lines]
Ree: [waking her] Ashlee Dawn...
Ashlee: Hmmm?
[to her brother]
Ashlee: Wake up...
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In Memory of the Four Winds
Performed by Steve Peters
Courtesy of Steve Peters
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User Reviews

Jennifer Lawrence's Coming Out Party...
13 March 2014 | by ThomasDrufkeSee all my reviews

This is a film that I have heard a lot about but also next to nothing. Every major film fan cites this as when Lawrence became a star. John Campea, of AMC Movie Talk, constantly raves about Jennifer Lawrence's performance in this movie. I have only heard good things about her, but I really didn't know the plot, and basically none of the other actors involved. After viewing I can say John Hawkes should be considered as good as Lawrence's. They both received Oscar nominations, and deservedly so. Lawrence is good in everything, but her performance here is so different compared to Hunger Games and the David O Russell movies. Its a strictly dramatic role, in which you see Ree (Lawrence) doing whatever she can to protect and provide for her family. As you watch, you begin to wonder what exactly did her father do to get them into this mess. You don't get much resolution to that, but that's okay, because of the intensity behind one of the late scenes, you really don't want to know. Its worth noting, how beautifully shot this movie was. As I believe it was shot entirely on location. Reminded me a lot of 'Out of the Furnace', with a similar grim tone and depressing feel. Overall its riveting, and deserves attention specifically for the performances. 7.2/10

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