In her dynamic journey to save her family and the house, seventeen year old Ree Dolly must find her drug dealing father and bring him home; dead or alive. Director, Debra Granik does the best that she could to translate the novel to the big screen, but overall, it was a disappointment. Without the outstanding performance of Jennifer Lawrence, the movie would have been a complete flop. There were several characters introduced to be influential in the movie, but were dropped out of no where. The biggest problem the film had was lack of plot. What really made this film stand out from the pack of lone girls fighting against their disgruntled families for some sort of closer? I rate this film a C and recommend anyone to watch the film if they want to be drawn into a promising story that leads to a disappointing end.