Week 25: Missouri (Winter’s Bone)
Quote of Interest:
“Never ask for what ought to be offered.”–Ree
Three words to describe this film/state: Stark survival mode
- 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.
State Facts: https://www.factmonster.com/us/states/missouri
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