Winter’s Bone parents guide

Winter’s Bone

Release date June 11, 2010

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.

Why is Winter’s Bone rated R? The MPAA rated Winter’s Bone R for some drug material, language and violent content

Winter’s Bone
Rating & Content Info

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.

Why is Winter’s Bone rated R? Winter’s Bone is rated R by the MPAA for some drug material, language and violent content

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.

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Winter’s Bone
Canadian Movie Rating Info
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
Canadian Home Video

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Cast and Crew

Winter’s Bone is directed by Debra Granik and stars Jennifer Lawrence, John Hawkes.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Winter’s Bone movie is October 26, 2010. Here are some details…

Winter’s Bone releases to DVD and Blu-ray on October 26, 2010 with the following bonus extras:

- Audio Commentary with Director Debra Granik

- Deleted Scenes

- Making of Winter’s Bone

- Music Video Hardscrabble Elegy, Performed by Dickon Hinchliffe

- Theatrical Trailer

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Other spunky women who put finding the truth before their own safety are depicted in the movies The Changeling and Australia.