Winter's Bone

Synopsis: With an absent father and a withdrawn and depressed mother, 17 year-old Ree Dolly keeps her family together in a dirt poor rural area. She's taken aback however when the local Sheriff tells her that her father put up their house as collateral for his bail and unless he shows up for his trial in a week's time, they will lose it all. She knows her father is involved in the local drug trade and manufactures crystal meth, but everywhere she goes the message is the same: stay out of it and stop poking your nose in other people's business. She refuses to listen, even after her father's brother, Teardrop, tells her he's probably been killed. She pushes on, putting her own life in danger, for the sake of her family until the truth, or enough of it, is revealed.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Debra Granik
Production: Roadside Attractions
  Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 63 wins & 120 nominations.
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100 min

You make sure your daddy

knows the gravity of this deal.


Maybe they'll share some of that with us.


That could be.

Maybe we should ask.

Never ask for what ought to be offered.

[log thumps]

Evening, Ree.

- Evening.

- [Sonja] Kids. Hey, Connie.

Didn't want you to think

we'd forgot you all.

Brought you some meat, some potatoes,

and some stuff for a good stew, anyway.

Thank you. We can use it.

I seen your woodpile's low out front.

We got that splitter up there in the yard.

You should use it.

l'll do that.

We seen the law was

out here this afternoon.

Everything all right?

He's huntin' for Dad.

Hunting Jessup, is he?

You know where he's at?


You sure about that?


All right.

All right, well l guess you didn't have

nothing to tell him then, did you?

I wouldn't tell him nothing if l did.

Honey, we know that.

I'm going to let you get to it, all right?


How about some deer stew.

That sound good?


Both of you need to get over here

and watch how I make it.


Thank God it's you, Sweet Pea,

and not Floyd's

mommy and daddy again.

Them two watch me

like I done something wrong.


Hush your mouth about them.

They put a roof

over your head, ain't they?

Hey, Floyd. You gonna invite me in?

Or I could just stay

out here and talk to you.

Yeah, you can come in.




Don't start.


It's been a while, Sweet Pea.

Things stack up, is all.

What's going on?

The Sheriff came by looking for Dad.

If he don't show up for his court date,

we're gonna lose the house.

I gotta get down to the Arkansas line.

l gotta ask him.

lt's his truck.



He said no.

Did you tell him I'd spring for gas?

l told him. He still won't.

Why not?

He never says why not to me, Ree.

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Debra Granik

Debra Granik (born February 6, 1963) is an American New York City-based independent film and documentary film director and screenwriter. She is most known for 2004's Down to the Bone, which starred Vera Farmiga, 2010's Winter's Bone, which starred Jennifer Lawrence in her breakout performance and for which Granik was nominated for Academy Award for Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay, and 2018's Leave No Trace, a film based on the book My Abandonment by Peter Rock. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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