This is one I’ve been meaning to watch for some time now. I consider myself a big Jennifer Lawrence fan, and this is what put her on the map, so I was really curious about it. Because honestly, the whole premise didn’t seem to interesting to me. But I was really wrong. There’s something in the simplicity of the story, of a girl trying to hold her family together, and the whole movie is just her searching for her father to do so. It’s beautiful in that way. You find yourself becoming more immersed in their world as more and more of the story unfolds, until the end when you are just as invested in this family as every other character in the movie. And those Oscar Nominations for Jennifer Lawrence and John Hawkes? Totally deserved. I loved both of their performances. The only difficulty I had at all was trying to keep everyone and who they were to the main character straight. There are a lot of different characters that are like pieces to the puzzle that Lawrence’s character is trying to solve. At times, I found myself thinking: wait who is that again? Do they like her or not, because I don’t remember. But other than that, I really enjoyed this. Would definitely recommend.