August: Osage County

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About this Film

August: Osage County tells the dark, hilarious and deeply touching story of the Weston family. Meryl Streep stars as Violet, the sharp-tongued matriarch of the Weston's.

August begins on the night that Violet's husband of 30 years, Beverly, mysteriously vanishes without a trace. This deep family crisis draws the couple's three daughters, including eldest Barbara (Julia Roberts), back to the family home, each returning with husbands and boyfriends in tow to solve the mystery of what happened to their father and to comfort the dysfunctional woman who raised them.

  • Released on
    24/01/14
  • Genre
    Comedy, Drama
  • Cast members
    Meryl Streep, Dermot Mulroney, Julia Roberts
  • Running time
    121 minutes
  • Directed by
    John Wells
  • Language
    English

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Reviews in the press

Total Film - 4/5 Stars

Spending time with Streep's family…

Every gong season gives us moments to relish, and 2014 is no exception. Case in point? Julia Roberts telling Meryl Streep to “Eat the fish, bitch!” in this juicy slice of Southern melodrama which sees an all-star cast tear strips off each other on the occasion of a funeral-mandated family reunion.

Streep is Violet, the cancer-stricken yet still formidable matriarch of a deeply dysfunctional Oklahoma clan, thrown back together by the death of her hubby Beverly (Sam Shepard).

Roberts, meanwhile, is Barbara, the oldest and most bitter of three sisters whose return to their parents’ abode whips up a hornets’ nest of resentment, recrimination and long-buried secrets.

Based on a Pulitzer-winning 2008 play by Tracy Killer Joe Letts, A:OC exudes an air of studied theatricality no amount of sun-drenched exteriors can dispel.

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Ausust: Osage Co

Reviewer: Jack the ladDate: 2014-02-05

This is the sort of film you keep thinking "it might pick up soon" , but sadly it never does. Given the cast list you would expect a great movie - but not so. Frankly - it's rubbish!

Superb

Reviewer: Mitch1Date: 2014-01-31

Meryl Streep plays the matriarch of the Weston family, from her first scene she is magnificent & Julia Roberts is perfection and both deserve their BAFTA & Oscar nominations. The ensemble cast supports to deliver a powerful story/film.

Awful

Reviewer: Bubble1Date: 2014-01-31

I thought this would be a very good film, due to the acting talent in it. Sadly not. It just consists of a dysfunctional family shouting at each other, scene after scene. Roberts' script is mainly a selection of profanities. Dont waste your money.

mrs

Reviewer: pearceDate: 2014-01-28

a total mix up of nothing,couldnt make out where this film was going ,no real meaning at all,really disappointed ,in fact after almost an hour got up and left the cinema!Rubbish!

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