Director: Debra Granik
Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, John Hawkes, Lauren Sweetser, Kevin Breznahan,and Isaiah Stone
Based on Daniel Woodrell’s novel the movie is set in the Ozark Mountains and tells the story of Ree Dolly (Jennifer Lawrence) who sets out on a dangerous journey to track down her bail-jumping father. To secure his bond he used the family home and failure to appear in court will mean repossession of the family home with the dependant family left to fend for themselves in the bitter Ozark woods. Against threats of retribution and violence the 17 year old slowly uncovers the truth behind her father’s disappearance. The movie sets out to explore the closed society of America’s rural poor, their insular and loyal attitudes, and what lies behind. Good sound performances from Jennifer Lawrence, and John Hawkes (Teardrop).