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Set in [[TheFifties 1950s]] rural South Carolina, the story is set around Ruth Anne "Bone" Boatwright (Creator/JenaMalone) and her mother, Anney (Creator/JenniferJasonLeigh). Initially, due to being born out of wedlock, Bone just lives with her mother and extended family in the poorer parts of town. Even though she loves Bone, Anney hasn't really grown up too much and gets tired from working to support her and Bone and is needed for attention, coupled with having to deal with the stigma from having a baby out of wedlock.

After her kind and hardworking husband Lyle (Creator/DermotMulroney) is killed in a car accident, Anney goes on to remarry Glen Waddell (Creator/RonEldard), who at first seems nice and caring. However, after Anney has a stillbirth, things head south really fast.

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Set in [[TheFifties 1950s]] rural South Carolina, the story is set centers around Ruth Anne "Bone" Boatwright (Creator/JenaMalone) and her mother, Anney (Creator/JenniferJasonLeigh). Initially, due to being born out of wedlock, Bone just lives with her mother and extended family in the poorer parts of town. Even though she loves Bone, Anney hasn't really grown up too much and gets tired from working to support her and Bone and is needed for attention, coupled with having to deal with the stigma from having a baby out of wedlock.

After her kind and hardworking husband Lyle Parsons (Creator/DermotMulroney) is killed in a car accident, Anney goes on to remarry Glen Waddell (Creator/RonEldard), who at first seems nice and caring. However, after Anney has a stillbirth, things head south really fast.


Set in [[TheFifties 1950s]] rural South Carolina, the story is set around Ruth Anne "Bone" Boatwright (Creator/JenaMalone) and her family, consisting of her mother, Anney (Creator/JenniferJasonLeigh) and her stepfather Glen. Initially, due to be being born out of wedlock, Bone just lives with her mother and extended family in the poorer parts of town. Even though she loves Bone, Anney hasn't really grown up too much and gets tired from working to support her and Bone and is needed for attention, coupled with having to deal with the stigma from having a baby out of wedlock.

After her nice and hardworking husband, Lyle, is killed in a car accident, Anney goes on to remarry Glen Waddell, who, at first, seems nice and caring but, when Anney has a stillbirth, things head south really fast.

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Set in [[TheFifties 1950s]] rural South Carolina, the story is set around Ruth Anne "Bone" Boatwright (Creator/JenaMalone) and her family, consisting of her mother, Anney (Creator/JenniferJasonLeigh) and her stepfather Glen. (Creator/JenniferJasonLeigh). Initially, due to be being born out of wedlock, Bone just lives with her mother and extended family in the poorer parts of town. Even though she loves Bone, Anney hasn't really grown up too much and gets tired from working to support her and Bone and is needed for attention, coupled with having to deal with the stigma from having a baby out of wedlock.

After her nice kind and hardworking husband, Lyle, husband Lyle (Creator/DermotMulroney) is killed in a car accident, Anney goes on to remarry Glen Waddell, who, Waddell (Creator/RonEldard), who at first, first seems nice and caring but, when caring. However, after Anney has a stillbirth, things head south really fast.


** When Aunt Raylene finds out that Glen had beaten Bone, she tells her uncles to "Kill him"

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** When Aunt Raylene finds out that Glen had beaten Bone, she tells her uncles to "Kill him" him."



* ParentsAsPeople: Anney, however, she would be a tragic deconstruction. You see, she loves her daughter, Bone, but, due to being so young and feeling lonely, she wanted more attention, leading her to take up with a nice man named Lyle, who dies, and, wanting to fill the void, decided to take up with Glen.

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* ParentsAsPeople: Anney, however, she Anney would be a tragic deconstruction. You see, she loves her daughter, Bone, but, due to being so young and feeling lonely, she wanted more attention, leading her to take up with a nice man named Lyle, who dies, and, wanting to fill the void, decided to take up with Glen.


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* TitleDrop: In the closing narration.
-->"Would I be as strong as she had been? As hungry for love? As desperate, determined and ashamed? I wouldn't know but I was already who I was gonna be. Someone like her, like my mama, a Boatwright, a bastard, a bastard out of Carolina."

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* {{Narrator}}: Creator/LauraDern as the adult Bone.


Set in [[TheFifties 1950s]] rural South Carolina, the story is set around Ruth Anne "Bone" Boatwright (Creator/JenaMalone) and her family, consisting of her mother, Anney (Creator/JenniferLasonLeigh) and her stepfather Glen. Initially, due to be being born out of wedlock, Bone just lives with her mother and extended family in the poorer parts of town. Even though she loves Bone, Anney hasn't really grown up too much and gets tired from working to support her and Bone and is needed for attention, coupled with having to deal with the stigma from having a baby out of wedlock.

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Set in [[TheFifties 1950s]] rural South Carolina, the story is set around Ruth Anne "Bone" Boatwright (Creator/JenaMalone) and her family, consisting of her mother, Anney (Creator/JenniferLasonLeigh) (Creator/JenniferJasonLeigh) and her stepfather Glen. Initially, due to be being born out of wedlock, Bone just lives with her mother and extended family in the poorer parts of town. Even though she loves Bone, Anney hasn't really grown up too much and gets tired from working to support her and Bone and is needed for attention, coupled with having to deal with the stigma from having a baby out of wedlock.


* FromBadToWorse: As the quote above implies, Bone starts off in and a bad situation, and it only gets worse from there.
* HairTriggerTemper: Glen, though this is more obvious in the book, however, him having this is what costs him his job
* IWantMyMommy: Bone does this a couple of the times when she's in the hospital. The second instant is rather [[TearJerker crushing]].

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* FromBadToWorse: As the quote above implies, Bone starts off in and a bad situation, and it only gets worse from there.
* HairTriggerTemper: Glen, though this is more obvious in the book, however, him having this is what costs him his job
job.
* IWantMyMommy: Bone does this a couple of the times when she's in the hospital. The second instant instance is rather [[TearJerker crushing]].



* TeenPregnancy: Though this isn't too clear in the movie but the book states that Anney was 15 when she had Bone

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* TeenPregnancy: Though this isn't too clear in the movie but movie, the book states that Anney was 15 when she had BoneBone.


* IllGirl: Aunt Ruth, who later succumbs to cancer.

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* IllGirl: Aunt Ruth, Ruth that Bone briefly stays with, who later succumbs to cancer.



* DeepSouth:More specifically in small ruralish town of 1950s Carolina (as the title states).

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* DeepSouth:More DeepSouth: More specifically in small ruralish town of 1950s Carolina (as the title states).



* ParentsAsPeople: Anney, however, she would be a tragic deconstruction

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* ParentsAsPeople: Anney, however, she would be a tragic deconstructiondeconstruction. You see, she loves her daughter, Bone, but, due to being so young and feeling lonely, she wanted more attention, leading her to take up with a nice man named Lyle, who dies, and, wanting to fill the void, decided to take up with Glen.


* AbusiveParents: Bone's stepfather is very abusive towards her.

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* AbusiveParents: Bone's stepfather is very abusive towards her.her, beating her, molesting her, molesting her while masturbating, [[spoiler: and [[RapeAsDrama raping]] her in the climax]].



** When she finds [[spoiler:Glen raping Bone, Anney's response is to hit him over the head with a bottle]].

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** When she finds [[spoiler:Glen raping Bone, Anney's response is to hit him over the head with a bottle]]. bottle. But she still sides with him over Bone.]]



* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Bone has a little sister, Reese, but she practically disappears after Anney's marriage to Glen.

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Bone has a little sister, Reese, but she practically disappears in the film after Anney's marriage to Glen.





* DeepSouth

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* DeepSouthDeepSouth:More specifically in small ruralish town of 1950s Carolina (as the title states).



* TeenPregnancy: Though this isn't too clear in the movie but the book states that Anney was 15 when she had bone

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* TeenPregnancy: Though this isn't too clear in the movie but the book states that Anney was 15 when she had boneBone


* ForcefulKiss: Glen gives one to Bone after he threatens her.



** When she finds [[spoiler:Glen raping bone, Anney's response is to hit him over the head with a bottle]].

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** When she finds [[spoiler:Glen raping bone, Bone, Anney's response is to hit him over the head with a bottle]].



* ParentalAbandonment: [[spoiler:Anney,still in love with Glen, at the end, leaves Bone with Raylene and Earl]]

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* ParentalAbandonment: [[spoiler:Anney,still [[spoiler:Anney, still in love with Glen, at the end, leaves Bone with Raylene and Earl]]


* ComingOfAgeStory: More so in the novel.
* ConvienentMiscarriage: Well, not exactly "convenient", Anney has a stillbirth and is unable to have children again.

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* ComingOfAgeStory: ComingOfAge: More so in the novel.
* ConvienentMiscarriage: ConvenientMiscarriage: Well, not exactly "convenient", Anney has a stillbirth and is unable to have children again.



* NoHoldBarredBeatdown: Glen gets the holy hell beat out of him by Bone's uncles.

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* NoHoldBarredBeatdown: NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Glen gets the holy hell beat out of him by Bone's uncles.


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).

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A 1996 drama film directed by Creator/AnjelicaHuston, adapted from the 1992 [[TheFilmOfTheBook novel of the same name]] by Dorothy Allison.

Set in [[TheFifties 1950s]] rural South Carolina in TheFifties, it tells Carolina, the story of Annie Boatwright (Creator/JenniferLasonLeigh) and her young daughter is set around Ruth Anne "Bone" Boatwright (Creator/JenaMalone).
(Creator/JenaMalone) and her family, consisting of her mother, Anney (Creator/JenniferLasonLeigh) and her stepfather Glen. Initially, due to be being born out of wedlock, Bone just lives with her mother and extended family in the poorer parts of town. Even though she loves Bone, Anney hasn't really grown up too much and gets tired from working to support her and Bone and is needed for attention, coupled with having to deal with the stigma from having a baby out of wedlock.

After her nice and hardworking husband, Lyle, is killed in a car accident, Anney goes on to remarry Glen Waddell, who, at first, seems nice and caring but, when Anney has a stillbirth, things head south really fast.



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!!Includes !Includes examples of:



* CurbStompBattle: Glen gets the holy hell beat out of him by Bone's uncles.

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* CurbStompBattle: Glen gets *ComingOfAgeStory: More so in the holy hell beat out of him by Bone's uncles.novel.
*ConvienentMiscarriage: Well, not exactly "convenient", Anney has a stillbirth and is unable to have children again.



*ADateWithRosiePalms: In the original novel, while Anney is giving birth, Glen does this while touching Bone. In the movie, however, he just molests her.



*DisappearedDad: Plays a small part in the conflict, as, in the novel, Anney was in a coma when she gave birth, so she couldn't lie and say she was married, while, in the movie, Bone's grandmother refused to put the name of Bone's birth-father on the certificate (after she ran him out of town).



* IWantMyMommy:Bone does this a couple of the times when she's in the hospital. The second instant is rather [[TearJerker crushing]].

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*HairTriggerTemper: Glen, though this is more obvious in the book, however, him having this is what costs him his job
* IWantMyMommy:Bone IWantMyMommy: Bone does this a couple of the times when she's in the hospital. The second instant is rather [[TearJerker crushing]].



* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Our protagonist is named Ruth Anne, but she has been called Bone since birth.

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* NoHoldBarredBeatdown: Glen gets the holy hell beat out of him by Bone's uncles.
*NoodleIncident: It's not really said what happened to Bone's actual father but, in the movie, according to Bone's narration, her grandmother ran him out of town.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Our protagonist is named Ruth Anne, but she has been called Bone since birth.birth, as, to her uncle, "she didn't look much bigger than his knucklebone".
*ParentsAsPeople: Anney, however, she would be a tragic deconstruction


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*TeenPregnancy: Though this isn't too clear in the movie but the book states that Anney was 15 when she had bone
*WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Bone has a little sister, Reese, but she practically disappears after Anney's marriage to Glen.


* HeroicBastard: Bone.



*IllGirl: Aunt Ruth, who later succumbs to cancer.



* InSeriesNickname: Our protagonist is named Ruth Anne, but she has been called Bone since birth.

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*IWantMyMommy:Bone does this a couple of the times when she's in the hospital. The second instant is rather [[TearJerker crushing]].
*MamaBear:
**When Aunt Raylene finds out that Glen had beaten Bone, she tells her uncles to "Kill him"
**When she finds [[spoiler:Glen raping bone, Anney's response is to hit him over the head with a bottle]].
* InSeriesNickname: OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Our protagonist is named Ruth Anne, but she has been called Bone since birth.birth.
*ParentalAbandonment: [[spoiler:Anney,still in love with Glen, at the end, leaves Bone with Raylene and Earl]]
*ParentalSubstitute: Though it didn't last long, Aunt Ruth plays this role to Bone. Later on, Raylene takes over this role.

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