Bastard out of Carolina
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Bastard out of Carolina
Accomplished actress Anjelica Huston, daughter of John Huston, made her directorial debut with this absorbing, often wrenching story of child abuse in the 1950s American South. Based on a novel by Dorothy Allison, the film (narrated by Laura Dern) tells the tale of Bone (Jena Malone), a poor white girl so named because she was born right after her mother survived a terrifying car crash. While Bone is still a small child, her single mother, Anney (Jennifer Jason Leigh), meets and marries the sweet Lyle (Dermot Mulroney), and the two add another daughter to the family before Lyle dies in an auto… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Stunning!"
‑ Cole Smithey, ColeSmithey.com
"An abused young girl finds sanctuary in the care of the women of her extended family."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"searing domestic drama that will leave you aching"
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
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