"I Told You to Shut Up Once Already...With My Mouth"
Now there's a sexist, spouse abusing line for you.
John Hawkes as the fearsome and mysterious teardrop says it to his wife after she speaks up in an effort to give J-Law helpful information about a place to go to trace her missing pa.
"Shut up!" Teardrop says to the woman, and when she keeps at it, his tougher line:
"I told you to shut up once already...with my mouth."
The implication is clear. The next "shut up" will be with his hand or fist.
And when J-LAW keeps pushing him, he grabs her face brutally...without hitting her.
Thus is "Teardrop" established. Backwoods. Mean. Abusive to women -- or at least threatening to be.
And yet, as "Winters Bone" unfurls, Teardrop slowly edges into heroism on behalf of his under-siege niece.
Its a great role for John Hawkes.
With one of the most politically incorrect lines in movie history.