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Worth a Re-Visit to See J-Law Make Her Launch


Winters Bone came out in 2010. Jennifer Lawrence(J-Law) had been around working as a young actress for awhile -- a TV sitcom here, a small movie there -- and then this grim indie gave her a star-making part.

Its worth going back and looking at it today. For J-Law proved she had whatever it is that good actors have, early on, in a part that was pretty tailor made for the Oscar attention it got. Ree is a true heroine: pushed beyond her limits, forced to raise her two loving siblings with a mother who is mentally out of it and a father who has disappeared. Surrounded by drug-taking Ozark dwellers, Ree holds off against the relief that a good blast of meth might give her -- she's a good person and a tough person and its a great role.

I watched this again the other day and contemplated where J-Law would end up. Winter's Bone got her a trip to the Oscar ceremony -- and a zillion dollar franchise to make her rich(The Hunger Games.) Then she WON the Oscar -- Silver Linings Playbook.

She's spent the past few years without Hunger Games movies to draw big audiences, she is purposely making movies that a lot of people don't want to see -- the art film Mother, the brutal spy thriller Red Sparrow. Her off-screen persona is raw and rambunctious and she has a nude photo hack scandal to have moved her from teenhood to adult status.

Is her career about to flop? Oh, maybe -- but with multi-millions in her bank account and an Oscar on her mantle, J-Law likely has 20 more years at least to be a "bankable name" in movies, cable, wherever she wants.

But its been a long way from Winters Bone, and if you go back there and look at it...you will see that J-Law had the goods, the talent, the actors empathy. She earned her trip to the top.

And Winters Bone will always be the proof.

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carl, per usual, putting it down on paper for posterity.

A Sunday mornin' comin' down Direct Hit.

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Well, thank you, Culburn...and a good Sunday mornin' comin' down to YOU.

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