Movie Night Monday

The Movie Project

Week 25: Missouri (Winter’s Bone)

Category: Thriller/Indie

Quote of Interest:

“Never ask for what ought to be offered.”


Three words to describe this film/state: Stark survival mode

Best ‘Extras’:

  • Singer at Party, played by Marideth Sisco
  • Spider Milton (uncredited), played by Brandon Gray
  • Auction viewer (uncredited), played by Tony Teebo

State food/recipe to try: Bacon Fat-Fried Cornbread

Earring Inspo Character: Ree

Other Notes: We enjoyed this rewatch and wondered how much of the The Ozarks was inspired by this film and the characters in it (Ree = Ruth, The Miltons = The Snells?). Sheryl Lee of Laura Palmer fame made an appearance, something I’d missed before not having been the hardcore Twin Peaks fan I am now. That felt right. A good slice-of-life/thriller combo. I could watch S.O.L.s all day–little peeks into the likely worlds of others. Watching Jennifer Lawrence again in her breakthrough role was a treat.

Grade: A

State Facts:

Next up: Montana (The Horse Whisperer). Follow along to discuss! Share your thoughts in the Comments section below.

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