Finally, Winter’s Bone
, the pleasantly surprising final addition to the Best Picture list. It tells the story of a courageous young girl trevassing the dangerous social terrain of the Ozark Mountains in search of her drug dealing father. Their house is on the line, after he jumps bail, and with the help of her dangerous uncle Teardrop (played by John Hawkes, who is also nominated for his role). The protagonist of this film, Rae Dolly, struggles to keep her family together as she searches for her father and everywhere she gets the same message: stay out of it, stop poking your nose in other’s business. Despite her uncle’s advisement that her father is probably dead, Rae Dolly pushes on to find the truth, or at least enough of it.
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