Jennifer as: Ree Dolly
Cast: John Hawkes, Shelley Waggener
Director: Debra Granik
Written by: Debra Granik & Anne Rosellini
Release Date: June 18, 2010
Genre: Drama / Mystery / Thriller
Runtime: 100 min.
An unflinching Ozark Mountain girl hacks through dangerous social terrain as she hunts down her drug-dealing father while trying to keep her family intact.
Facts and Trivia
- For her role as Ree Dolly, Jennifer Lawrence had to learn how to skin squirrels, chop wood, and fight.
- Many of the stars and most of the extras are from the Forsyth, MO area and had never acted before.
- This is the lowest grossing best picture nominated film since The Dresser (1983).
- The U.S. Army Recruiter was played by an actual recruiter, Sergeant Russell Schalk, a combat veteran of the 1st Cavalry Division. Jennifer Lawrence asked him questions in character, and he improvised his responses as if he was talking to an actual recruit.
- Was filmed entirely in Branson, Missouri and Forsyth, Missouri (USA).
- Jennifer was nominated for “Best Actress” at the 2011 Academy Awards but lost to Black Swan actress, Natalie Portman.
Goofs and Errors
Continuity: When Ree’s getting up from the chicken coop she had gloves on. Once she started talking with Thump’s wife, the gloves are off. When Thump’s wife offered her the drink, her gloves are back on again. As she drank and gave it back, the gloves are off again.
Continuity: About a third of the way into the film Ree tells Ashlee, who is playing on a trampoline with two rocking horses, to “bring Brownie and Cupcake and come in.” In the first shot Ashlee is riding Brownie, and Cupcake, a pink horse is lying on its side. In the next shot as she is getting off the trampoline, she is riding Cupcake and it’s Brownie who is laying on its own.
Continuity: After Ree has been beaten by Merab and her sisters and she comes to in the barn, she has an abrasion on the left side of her chin and a bloody nose. When she gets home and Gail is cleaning her up, she has abrasions on both sides of her chin and cuts over both eyes. The injuries change back and forth several more times in ensuing scenes.
Revealing Mistakes: Reverse footage: when the sheriff first comes to talk to Ree, the neighbor is shown eavesdropping, walking out past a truck. The logo and the license plate on the truck are reversed, as if in a mirror.
Ree: I’d be lost without the weight of you two on my back. I ain’t going anywhere.
Sonny: Maybe they’ll share some of that with us.
Ree: That could be.
Sonny: Maybe we should ask.
Ree: Never ask for what oughta be offered.
Sonny: Do we eat these parts?
Ree: Not Yet.