She is almost unrecognizable when she takes on the character. Here’s Blair’s take on is a difficult and disturbing movie, to be sure. Treat everybody the way you would like to be treated and be thankful just to be alive.
Agnes (Jennifer Lawrence) and her sisters Cammie and Bee grow up with their strung-out, hooker mother Sarah (Selma Blair), a pimp “dad” and a house filled with gamblers, criminals and johns.
She played the title role in the film adaptation of the British cult comic book Tank Girl in 1995.
Petty was a tulip amongst the onions in the surfer action flick, a tomboy alternative to the picture perfect looks of the supermodel-ruled 1990s.
Agnes, who is 14, raises her sisters and manages the household while still keeping up with her schoolwork and basketball team.
Reviews describe Lawrence’s performance as “commanding,” even when she doesn’t speak a word.