Bastard Out of Carolina (1996)

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Avg Rating: 4.2 / 5. Voted: 32

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Directed by: Anjelica Huston
Starring: Jena Malone (Bone), Jennifer Jason Leigh (Anney), Ron Eldard (Glen), Michael Rooker (Uncle Earle), Glenne Headly (Aunt Ruth), Dermot Mulroney (Daddy #2), Christina Ricci (Ruth’s daughter)
Country: United States
Language: English (English subs)
Runtime: 01:37:58
Genres: Misery, Family, Domestic Abuse, Rape-Sexual-Violence against Women, Childhood, Based on a True Story, Old-Young Relationships

Plot – Spoilers:
Anney is a young mother with an illegitimate daughter Bone. She’s obsessed with removing the ‘bastard’ out of Bone and goes through a couple of marriages with men in the hope of finding love and security.

Anney’s second marriage with Glen turns out disastrous for Bone though. While Glen tries hard to keep Anney happy, he also carries a massive chip as a failure in his father’s eyes. To him, Bone is an easy, at-hand outlet for his frustrations. But it’s not just the violence that interests him about Bone.

Controversial Scenes:
Jean Malone was 12 at the time of the movie’s release. And so the two molestation scenes garnered a lot of controversy. According to director Anjelica Huston, Jean Malone and Ron Eldard worked for a month with a stunt coordinator to figure out how they’d eventually enact the scenes.

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Heidi
Heidi
September 11, 2019 10:18 am

Excellent movie. Well directed and acted.

Creep
Creep
April 12, 2020 5:23 am

Very good movie. Has unsettling bits but not gore or horror like the rest here. Incredible and worth watching.

T.Schuster
T.Schuster
August 26, 2020 12:50 pm

Is that what goes on , on the chicken farms in the south…………………………WOW! Great acting tho’.

Håkan Johannesson
Håkan Johannesson
November 13, 2020 10:31 am

Damn, it was really brutal!

pain
pain
December 28, 2020 12:32 am

9/10 beautiful! The old tunes are really catchy btw

Tiffany Edwards
Tiffany Edwards
April 22, 2021 12:55 am

How do you turn off the captions

Karen
Karen
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July 23, 2022 3:19 am

Como lo pongo en español

Gregory
Gregory
April 27, 2021 4:25 am

honestly wishing they beat the crap outta Glenn more

Blaze
Blaze
September 24, 2021 6:24 am

Very good movie,but also a very sad movie. Jena Malone shoud,ve gotten some kind of special award for her performance in this movie if You’re a sensitive person you will definitely cry watching this movie.

Kaytee
Kaytee
December 12, 2021 4:17 am

Jesus Christ… is all I can say.

Bobby Buffer
Bobby Buffer
January 7, 2022 6:26 am

Guy at then end almost got beat up as bad as a black man

VOR
VOR
Reply to  Bobby Buffer
January 7, 2022 12:24 pm

I think this would be a wonderful opportunity to pause for a moment and give thanks for the great contributions of the black community to our society. Their peaceful and generous nature makes them ideal neighbors, lending testimony to their exceptional family values and parenting skills unrivaled by any other culture. Their child-rearing practices and skills mixed with their unparalleled work ethic are second to none. Their rational and logical thought toward circumstances coupled with their innate capability to de-escalate situations is to be envied and coveted. Their commitment to academic excellence enriches our schools and serves as an example to all who hope to achieve prominence as a people. Real estate values are fueled by the mix of African-Americans into an area due to their caring and respectful nature of these communities, an example of all they have achieved through their enthusiasm for self-improvement, hard work and a self-reliant nature. Without their industrious and creative drive, we would be poorer as a nation.

BUCKBREAKER1488
BUCKBREAKER1488
Reply to  VOR
January 8, 2022 4:37 am

NIGGER LOVER

dillweed
dillweed
Reply to  BUCKBREAKER1488
January 8, 2022 6:57 am

shut up nazi ur embarrassing

gogxmagog
gogxmagog
Reply to  VOR
January 9, 2022 11:01 pm

i know that you are being facetious and that you probably dont even know a single black person. i do know several african americans, good friends of mine. most of them are well educated and solidly middle to upper middle class.

you on the other hand are and ignorant are a total POS.

D.LoG
D.LoG
Reply to  VOR
June 5, 2022 11:53 pm

You’re an ignorant tool.

Porușniuc Adina
Porușniuc Adina
January 13, 2022 7:03 pm

A good movie. It breaks my heart when Bone walks in that way because of pain,and the scene in the car was hard to watch… thank you for the movie!

Porușniuc Adina
Porușniuc Adina
January 13, 2022 7:06 pm

Bone reminds me of Wednesday 🙂

Porușniuc Adina
Porușniuc Adina
January 13, 2022 7:10 pm

What kind of mother you are if you let your children to leave?just for a sick man?

Wakeupcall
Wakeupcall
May 30, 2022 3:25 pm

Should have done the kid longer and harder she loved it

Ricochet
Ricochet
June 2, 2022 1:09 am

How did the girl who was laying down and sleeping in the back go through the windshield? There were three people sitting in the front.

Matisse Famke
Matisse Famke
June 2, 2022 6:59 am

Glenne Headly (Aunt Ruth) was ambrosial and delineated the role so eloquently.