If you are a fan of naturalistic, documentary style footage of poor folks, this has it. If you demand plot and action, this doesn't have it. Since the subject is the funeral of a young man who overdosed on drugs, much of it consists of people commenting on his life and the relatives in general. There is even a strange post-wake party at a low budget karaoke bar and diner with a hired deejay. I hesitate to call this "poverty porn" but the backstory is nowhere near as compelling as "Winter's Bone" which was a must see. "Putty Hill" simply loses it's energy and focus halfway through.