Friday Night Date Night is a feature on my blog that showcases movie reviews (mostly movies that were adapted from books). Hopefully some of these reviews will help you decide what to watch on your date night or a night of relaxing at home.
When browsing through Netflix I came upon this movie and decided to give it a try. Winter's Bone is based on the book with the same name by Daniel Woodrell. Ree Dolly (Jennifer Lawrence) is the main character and she's burdened with raising her two younger siblings when her dad runs off and leaves their home as collateral for his bail.
This movie was not for me. The acting was good, but the whole thing was sad and depressing. Maybe it was the mood I was in, but I wanted to be entertained and this movie just made me feel sad and hopeless. It was, however, interesting to see the harsh reality that some people live in and how it's almost their own culture in the deep Ozarks. Someday I'd like to learn more about this culture, but I guess I was expecting a little more action and adventure.
I definitely think this is a movie you need to be in the right mood to watch, but it would make for a great discussion after watching it.
Has anyone else seen it? What did you think?