Bastard out of Carolina
Bastard out of Carolina (1996)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: December 15, 1996
DVD Release Date: April 25, 2000
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Cole Smithey


Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

An abused young girl finds sanctuary in the care of the women of her extended family.

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James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

searing domestic drama that will leave you aching

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Flixster Audience Score: 83% Flixster User Reviews
This was a hard movie to watch. It sickened me. Jena Malone, was insanely good in this movie. It had to be hard for her to portray certain parts in this movie… More
Arash Xak
Haven't read the book but I feel that this is not a good adaptation & the film feels rushed, If you're planning to see this be prepared for its… More
Leo L
A brilliant film!