Winter’s Bone

(DVD) Lionsgate Films, R, College-Adult, 1 hour, 30 minutes

Winner of the Best Picture at the Sundance Film Festival, this movie portrays a 17-year-old girl (Jennifer Lawrence) who is taking care of her invalid mother and younger siblings without a father who disappeared leaving the family in danger of losing their home. The movie illustrates the danger associated with living around people manufacturing and selling methamphetamine and other drugs. It also portrays the need to grow up too early by taking on grown-up responsibilities due to the drug use of adults.

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