August: Osage County
Academy Award® Nominee
The story of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose lives have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Midwest house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who... View more >
language including sexual references, and for drug material
Starring Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Ewan McGregor... View more >
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My friend and I both actually used the phrase "I hated that movie". It was over the top negative and depressing that an entire family could be so bitter towards each other. Not even enjoyable to watch from an "art" perspective.
If we had known each felt the same way, we would have walked out...too bad.
"August Osage County" stars Meryl streep and Julia Roberts. One question I got for them is What have they done to the big screen in the last ten years? Very little. The last time Meryl Streep did any good on the big screen was "The Devil Wears Pavda." Since then, she got Oscar nominations for doing lukewarm performances, I like "Julia and Julia" but I like the movie because of Amy Adams, not because of Streep. Julia Roberts last good performance was in "Oceans 12." Both women had earn unearned Oscar nominations for this movie, inwhich I had a hard time sitting though. If Oscar voters had any sense they use their wasted Oscar vote, instead of Julia Roberts for Best supporting Actress, they should vote for Joey King for "White House Down." This movie is based on the play by Tracy Letts, who also wrote the screenplay. This film tells about the Weston Family who come together for the funeral of one of their own. After that, choas eurpts inside their home. People losing their temputure for no reason, stuff are broken. It's like being trapped inside an anger managerment class. There is not one likable person in this movie. None. I didn't have a great time with this movie. Despite a strong cast, There is no joy of being inside their home. So what's the use of liking this movie?
Great movie about a dysfunctional family. Meryl Streep delivers. an outstanding performance in a difficult roll. Though the dysfunction is taken too an extreme, I am sure portions are experienced by many familys every day.
The acting is really good, but one has to wonder where this dark story came from!
If there was an OK rating, I would have given it that. I watched this movie at a budget theater, so I would have walked out if it was awful--and I was about to after the first couple of minutes when Meryl Streep's character has a cursing fit. I've read other comments about how terrible the family were to each other, and although a little extreme at times, it is just how many family act in real life!
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