Most seventeen-year-olds don’t have to provide for their families, but they aren’t Ree Dolly. Deep in the Ozarks, she is singlehandedly raising her younger siblings and trying to care for her vacant mother. They are used to getting by without their father, but things go from bad to worse when word comes that they will lose their home unless he makes his court appearance. Jennifer Lawrence is riveting as Ree, the one on whose shoulders everything rests. She sets out on the harrowing task of trying to track down her father by asking questions of some very unpleasant people, placing herself in danger along the way. Simply put, Winter’s Bone is unforgettable.