1996 hit film Bastard Out Of Carolina is creating a buzz nowadays. Recently, there is a rumor that the movie is available on Netflix. Is it true? Let’s find out. It is an American drama film by Anjelica Huston, inspired by the novel of the same name by Dorothy Allison. For screen, the novel is adapted by Anne Meredith, starring Jena Malone. The film centers on a poor girl who has been physically abused and sexually molested.
Bastard Out of Carolina has received positive critical reviews. In Rotten Tomatoes, the film has scored 100% and in the audience meter, Bastard Out of Carolina has scored 83%. Spirituality and Practice have reviewed the film as “An abused young girl finds sanctuary in the care of the women of her extended family.”
Variety claims the film as, “The pic is a quality item earmarked for serious auds by its nonexploitative handling of potent material, the strong work of debuting helmer Anjelica Huston and striking perfs from young newcomer Jena Malone, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and others.”
Let’s find out more about the film, and if it is available on Netflix or not.
What the Bastard Out of Carolina is about?
The plot of the film develops around Ruth Anne aka Bone, who has been sexually and physically assaulted by her step-father. Her mother, Anney for their poverty-stricken situation, marries Glen, an angry young man who harbors a deep hatred for his father. He always took out his frustrations on little Bone. Even after Bone’s mother learns everything about her husband that he raped her daughter, she stays with him. Bone’s world shattered.
From living in hell, Bone miraculously survives her childhood and finds shelter from a woman of the extended family.
4/4: Someone tells a lie in a movie
Bastard Out of Carolina, 1996
This is a very harsh, heartbreaking movie about abuse, hiding secrets, & shame. Not for the faint of heart. pic.twitter.com/mZsoOmQnSF
— Amie & Cujo 🌊💚❄⛵✡🌀🌈🌊 (@msuamie) April 4, 2020
Who all are there in the film?
Jennifer Jason Leigh plays the role of Anney, the mother of Bone. The other cast includes:
- Ron Eldard as Glen
- Glenne Headly as Ruth
- Lyle Lovett as Wade
- Jena Malone as Ruth Anne “Bone” Boatwright
- Dermot Mulroney as Lyle
- Michael Rooker as Earle
Where can you watch Bastard out of Carolina online?
Unfortunately, Bastard Out of Carolina is not available on Netflix or on any other OTT platforms.