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August: Osage County
- Meryl Streep

Overview - Director John Wells' adaptation of Tracy Letts' Pulitzer Prize winning play August: Osage County tells the tale of the dysfunctional Westin clan, who all come together after the death of patriarch Beverly Weston (Sam Shepard). His wife Violet (Meryl Streep), who is fighting mouth cancer and a growing dependency on pain pills, sees her entire clan return home for the services, including her sister Mattie Fae Aiken (Margo Martindale) and her husband Charles (Chris Cooper) and their son "Little" Charles (Benedict Cumberbatch).  Read more...

 
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Overview

Director John Wells' adaptation of Tracy Letts' Pulitzer Prize winning play August: Osage County tells the tale of the dysfunctional Westin clan, who all come together after the death of patriarch Beverly Weston (Sam Shepard). His wife Violet (Meryl Streep), who is fighting mouth cancer and a growing dependency on pain pills, sees her entire clan return home for the services, including her sister Mattie Fae Aiken (Margo Martindale) and her husband Charles (Chris Cooper) and their son "Little" Charles (Benedict Cumberbatch). Also arriving are Violet's three daughters: Barbara (Julia Roberts) and her husband Bill (Ewan McGregor), Ivy (Julianne Nicholson), and wild child Karen (Juliette Lewis), who brings her fiancé Steve (Dermot Mulroney). As the clan bickers and jokes, old truths come to the surface, jealousies flourish, and eventually each of the characters confronts some past hurt or future fear. AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY screened at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.

Cast List

Tracy Letts - Screenwriter, BUG (2007)
Carter Burwell - American composer, NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN
John Wells - Writer/Producer, WHITE OLEANDER (2002)
Gustavo Santaolaya - Film Composer, AMORES PERROS (2000)
Dana Sano - Music supervisor
Adriano Goldman - D.P., CITY OF GOD
Chris Cooper - Actor, ADAPTATION (2002)
Juliette Lewis - American Actress, NATURAL BORN KILLERS
Margo Martindale
Dermot Mulroney - American Actor
Julia Roberts - Oscar-winning American actress, ERIN BROCKOVICH
Meryl Streep - American Actress
Mary Louise Streep - American Actress
Sam Shepard - Actor, playwright,
Samuel Shepard Rogers - Actor, playwright,
Ewan McGregor - Scottish actor, TRAINSPOTTING
Julianne Nicholson - American Actress, LONG TIME SINCE (1997)
Abigail Breslin - Actor, SIGNS (2002)
Misty Upham - Actress
Benedict Cumberbatch - Star, AMAZING GRACE (2007)

 
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    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 120
  • Color Format: (unknown/unconverted)
  • UPC: 013132611624
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Rating: R (MPAA)
  • Release Date: February 2015

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Reviews:
"[A] splendid film version of Tracy Letts' acid-tongued Broadway triumph." - 09/10/2013 Variety


"The movie provides perfect sight lines, meaning a chance to see Ms. Streep do all of her stuff at every moment, and she is marvelous." - 12/24/2013 Wall Street Journal


"Here Ms. Streep smokes, rants, bites her fingers, slurs her speech and spews obscenities with the gusto of a tornado laying waste to a small town." - 12/26/2013 New York Times


"[T]he movie is red meat for anyone who thrives on a certain brand of punchy, in-your-face emotional shock value." -- Grade: B - 01/06/2014 Entertainment Weekly


"Meryl Streep, trailing Oscar nominations wherever she goes, bites into the role of pill-junkie matriarch Violet like a juicy peach....And Chris Cooper underplays beautifully as Mattie’s husband..." - 12/24/2013 Rolling Stone


3 stars out of 4 -- "[The] film version mostly captures the stormy symphonic interplay of nasty recriminations, mocking taunts and hurtful revelations hurled with corrosive aplomb by a top-notch ensemble of actors." - 12/27/2013 RogerEbert.com


"[A] 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." - 01/13/2014 Total Film


3 stars out of 5 -- "[With] great actors working through meaty scenes." - 01/17/2014 Empire

 
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