White trash struggles to live, while the universe conspires against them.
A straight story about a 17 years old forced to be the head of the family. Dad gone, mother catatonic, two kids to take care of. Dad was a meth cooker, and about anyone in her circles is either a criminal or depends on one. Turns out Dad ratted to the cops, got busted and was bailed by pawning their house. Apparently he was released so he could be rubbed out by rival hoodlums. Unless she can prove this, his bail will be collected and she and her family are homeless.
Catapulted Jeniffer Lawrence into worldwide stardom, and with good reason.