->''"The day I was born started off bad, and it only got worse."''

A 1996 drama film directed by Creator/AnjelicaHuston, adapted from the [[TheFilmOfTheBook novel of the same name]] by Dorothy Allison.

Set in rural South Carolina in TheFifties, it tells the story of Annie Boatwright (Creator/JenniferLasonLeigh) and her young daughter Ruth Anne "Bone" Boatwright (Creator/JenaMalone).



!!Includes examples of:
* AbusiveParents: Bone's stepfather is very abusive towards her.
* HeroicBastard: Bone.
* CurbStompBattle: Glen gets the holy hell beat out of him by Bone's uncles.
* DeepSouth
* FromBadToWorse: As the quote above implies, Bone starts off in and a bad situation, and it only gets worse from there.
* InSeriesNickname: Our protagonist is named Ruth Anne, but she has been called Bone since birth.
* RapeAsDrama
* WouldHurtAChild: Glen has no qualms about this whatsoever.