I really enjoyed Winter's Bone. It is a simple story, but it is told so interestingly and so well. What really works in the movie are the performances by Jennifer Lawrence and John Hawkes. I really enjoyed Lawrence as Ree, the determined teenager who has taken it up on herself to find her father and Hawkes' turn as Teardrop, Ree intense uncle. The cinematography and costumes of the movie is absolutely gorgeous, giving you a sense of how poor and desperate the characters in the film are. **** Stars.