Review: "Holler"

By Ben Miller

2010's Winter's Bone was a surprise Sundance success that depicted the poverty-stricken community of middle America. Debra Granik's debut made Jennifer Lawrence a star and earned four Oscar nominations.  Directors have tried to replicate that film to varying degrees of success, and writer/director Nicole Riegel tries her hand with Holler.

Jessica Barden stars as Ruth, a teenager on the verge of high school graduation. When she receives her acceptance into college, she and her brother Blaze (Gus Harper) join an illegal scrap metal crew in order to get the money she needs to further herself...
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