Journalist. Mother. Bunny enthusiast. Pop culture junkie.

Journalist. Mother. Bunny enthusiast. Pop culture junkie.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Winter's Bone



The other day, my friend Amy and I saw an incredibly heartfelt and inspiring film, Winter's Bone.

We both had been longing to see this film since reading about it in a recent issue of Elle Magazine. Much to our surprise, the movie theater had a giant cut-out of the article to entice movie-goers.


(I know, I'm a dork. Ha! Urban Outfitters dress. Click to enlarge.)

The film revolves around a 17-year-old Ozark Mountain girl, Ree, as she searches for her drug-dealing father, while trying to raise her family. The bleak and stark cinematography is haunting. The frightening social dynamics amongst the families and neighbors is eye-opening. In an era filled with cop buddy movies, chick flicks, and vampire dramas, this film dares to show reality at its most vulnerable. It is simply an amazing piece of work.



All the actors in this film were absolutely superb, but the one who stood out to me the most was the leading lady, Jennifer Lawrence. Her raw, aggressive portrayal of the fearless Ree is the backbone for the entire film. She is so believable in this role, you will swear that you know the girl personally. Ree is not just a character, she's a life force. She is the girl who makes your heart swell with pride yet break at the same time.



I believe this may be Jennifer Lawrence's first major film role.

If this talented and beautiful young actress does not receive an Academy Award nomination for this film, I am going to be stunned.



I hope you all take the time to see this film in theaters, or at least rent it when it becomes available on DVD. Trust me, you won't regret it!

I hope you're all having a safe and happy weekend!

37 comments:

Courtney Erin said...

I just read a review of this movie that said it was fabulous - I look forward to seeing it!

xoxo ~ Courtney
http://sartorialsidelines.blogspot.com

Cheryl: Oh to Be a Muse said...

thanks for recommending this. love to see young, new actors do great, memorable roles.

http://cherylclarke.blogspot.com

Savvy Gal said...

sounds good. have a fab weekend.

Leia said...

how have I not heard of this movie?! It sounds so good! And you look SO cute as usual!

Leia

Breee said...

hi! :D awww thanks for sharing!

I absolutely love movies so I will try to see this.

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rebecca said...

never heard of this film, but the screencaps look good!

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Ashley said...

I love your dress! And I'm going to have to check out this film, it sounds really interesting!

-Ashley
http://breakfastatsaks.blogspot.com

Becca said...

I haven't even heard of this movie, I'm such a know-nothing when it comes to movies. I'll have to check and see if it's playing near me! Hope so!

Elle Sees said...

omg i've been wanting to see this and it's playing here in atl!!

Robin said...

I just saw this on a jaunt (knowing almost nothing about it) and was really blown away. And freaked out, and blown away ;) . This was a really stunning film.

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

Never heard of it... I love the girl's dress in the last pic.

augustalolita said...

i never heard of it, but the jennifer lawrence looks lovely. and i love your dress!!

Tamara Nicole said...

I will have to chk it out:-)

Hope your weekend is going well!

Ashley said...

So crazy, my friend was JUST telling me about this film! I need to check it out =)

xx
MILK TEETHS

jamie-lee said...

Haven't heard of this movie yet - but will definately be checking it out when it's on at the cinema x

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Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

Am not aquainted with this film but I enjoyed reading this post. Now off to reead more reviews of it. Trust all is well, sweetie;-)

michelle_ said...

seems like a great movie !
never heard of it before though..

have a nice sunday :)
xoxoxo
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S said...

I hadn't heard of this movie before but it sounds interesting. I swear I've seen this girl before...not sure where though. Will check it out!

S
http://notjustmedical.wordpress.com

Missy M said...

fab review!

Missy
Blending Style, Beauty and Fashion
http://thefashionfusion.blogspot.com

Lara Woodbine said...

The film sounds really good :)
I may watch it some time!
& I love the last picture she is so beautiful <3

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x

Audrey Allure said...

Sounds interesting!

aurora. said...

this movie looks good
i shall have to go and see it!
cute dress too :)

thanks for the lovely comment on my blog :)
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xoxo

The Trendy Fashionista said...

I might watch the movie. Thanks for your always sweet comments. They make my day special. Thank you Jennifer!

-The Trendy Fashionista
http://thetrendyfashionista.blogspot.com

Abi said...

Hearing about it for the first time, and going by your review, I just might have to see it. The actress looks gorgeous.

Love your dress! Hope you're having a lovely weekend.

Style, She Wrote said...

Sounds like a great film. I will definitely have to check it out.

Spence. said...

Sounds like a great film - I love what you've written about it.

Thanks for your lovely comment :)
- ooh btw I got the shorts!
They are ah-mazing! tehe.

x

Lis-x- said...

I haven't hear do of this film, but it sounds like a great watch. i need to get back into my movies haha.

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Couture Carrie said...

Gorgeous dress and review, darling!

xoxox,
CC

Post Grad Hair Cut said...

We saw this recently too and I adore it.

Cafe Fashionista said...

She is absolutely beautiful. To be honest, this is the first time I have so much as heard of this film; I will definitely have to check it out. Great review, Jennifer!! :)

Hot Gossip said...

ok. after this movie review I definitely have to watch it. great jop.

thanks for dropping a note!

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Vicky

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Laura Tenshi said...

She really is beautiful and the plot seems interesting. Never heard of it until you've mentioned it though..Hope it does well at the box-office

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Heather Taylor said...

I've never heard of this movie, but I'll have to see it soon for sure!

Josie said...

This movie sounds fantastic -- and you look stunning!
xo Josie
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Damsels said...

i vebeenwanting tosee this film for a while now .. but my bf wont go :(

god maybe just wait til lit gets on netflix ... we have such similar taste :)

Pop Champagne said...

the movie sounds great! I think it's going on my to-see list this winter when it's minus 20C outside haha