Jennifer Lawrence's breakout role was brilliantly captured in Debra Granik's Winter's Bone. Set in the devastatingly bleak, poverty stricken Ozarks, Lawrence portrays Ree Dolly, a young woman determined to save her family from losing their land.
When Ree's convict father goes missing after posting bail, she conducts a personal search for him in attempt to avoid losing their home in the bail bond agreement. She journeys into the desolate, meth-fueled country in her quest for the old man, who more than likely died in the hands his drug cartel.
The pursuit leads Ree to her father’s crime boss and his family, and she is then brutally subjected to their wrath.
Ree's valiant determination shines like a beacon of light throughout the incredibly dark film. This riveting performance earned Lawrence an Academy Award nomination as well as a well-deserved spot among Hollywood's A-List.
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