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Seventeen-year-old Ree Dolly (Jennifer Lawrence) learns from the local sheriff that her father put the family house up for his bail bond, and then disappeared. Despite the dangers involved, Ree determines to track down her drug-dealing Dad and make him show up for his court date before her family gets turned out of their home into the Ozark wilderness.

MPAA Rating: R for some drug material, language and violent content

Why is Winter’s Bone rated R?

Official MPAA Rating: Winter’s Bone is rated R for for some drug material, language and violent content

Please Note: We have not viewed this movie. The information below is a summary based on data gathered from government and industry sponsored film classification agencies in various global regions.

This additional information about the movie’s content is taken from the notes of various Canadian Film Classification boards:


- Three depictions of fighting.

- Portrayals of animal slaughter.

- Brief portrayals of non-graphic violence

- Occasional disturbing scenes.

- Portrayals of non-graphic violence

Sexual Content:

- Crude content.


- Approximately 21 instances of coarse language and expletives.

Drugs and Alcohol:

- Two scenes depicting drug use.

- Substance abuse

- Frequent smoking.

Winter’s Bone
Canadian Movie Ratings
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Coarse Language, Drug Use
Alberta Not Rated
Manitoba 14A Not Recommended For Children, Language May Offend, Substance Abuse
Ontario 14A Coarse Language, Substance Abuse.
Quebec G Not Recommended for Young Children.
Martimes Not Rated
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