Winter’s Bones (2010)

Winter’s Bones (3 out of 5 Graves)

Jennifer Lawrence was amazing as Ree, but that can only carry the movie so far.  The brutal intensity of her impoverished life is captivating, but the movie was like a great five course meal. Courses one and two got stronger and stronger, then you are left at the table waiting for the last three to deliver, but the waiter never comes back out of the kitchen.

It is worth watching, but maybe the hype raised my expectation too high.