In the rural Ozarks of Missouri, seventeen-year-old Ree Dolly looks after her mentally ill mother, twelve-year-old brother Sonny and six-year-old sister Ashlee. She makes sure her siblings eat and teaches them survival skills such as hunting and cooking. The family is destitute. Ree's father, Jessup, has not been home for a long time; his whereabouts are unknown. He is out on bail following an arrest for manufacturing meth.
Sheriff Baskin tells Ree that if her father does not appear for his court date, they will lose the house because it was put up as part of his bond. Ree sets out to find her father. She starts with her meth-addicted uncle Teardrop and continues to more distant kin, eventually trying to talk to the local crime boss, Thump Milton. Milton refuses to see her; the only information Ree comes up with are warnings to leave the situation alone and stories that Jessup died in a meth lab fire or skipped town to avoid the trial.
|Produced By:||Alix Madigan, Kathryn Dean, Anne Rosellini, Shawn Simon, Michael Mcdonough, Jonathan Scheuer|
|Directed By:||Debra Granik|
|Written By:||Daniel Woodrell, Anne Rosellini, Debra Granik|
|Cast:||Sheryl Lee, Valerie Richards, William White, Garret Dillahunt, Brandon Gray, Casey MacLaren, Marideth Sisco, Ramona Blair, Kevin Breznahan, Isaac Skidmore, John Hawkes, Isaiah Stone, Dale Dickey, Cinnamon Schultz, Debbie Sutcliffe, Lauren Sweetser, Phillip Burnley, Ronnie Hall, Shelley Waggener, Tate Taylor, Tony Teebo, Trey Owens, Jennifer Lawrence, Cody Brown, Michael Nicolae, Andrew Burnley, Ashlee Thompson|
|In Theaters:||Jul 16, 2010|
|Runtime:||1 hour 40 minutes|
|Production:||Anonymous Content, Winter's Bone Productions|
|Available On:||Amazon, Itunes, Netflix, Vudu|
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