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August: Osage County

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Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
August: Osage County
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The dark, hilarious, and deeply touching 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 raised them.
Copyright Date: ©2014
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (119 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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Feb 23, 2015
  • HarmonyPeaceLove rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Julia Roberts & Meryl Streep ~ Great acting! *** Of course they are not glamorous in this movie, they are depicting a very dysfunctional family.*** I really empathized with the 3 sisters. How anyone can live with a mother like that & expect to turn out 1/2 decent .. what a challenge ~ It's no wonder why the husband did what he did. Of the 3 sisters Julia's character was the one who seem to resemble her mom's the most with all that anger & she had lots of resentment towards her mom (can't blame her), of the other two sisters one was kinder with low self esteem & the youngest sister optimistic, very naïve & insecure. There's no doubt that someone can probably relate to this family or know someone like one of these characters. Funny how the mother would say she had cancer in her mouth but I would say the cancer in her mouth is the foul language & the way she roared at everyone and she herself is the cancer to her family. Yet she came from a dysfunction family herself & claimed to have had a worse upbringing then her own daughters ~ Very sad she didn't learn from her own up bringing to make life better for her family +++ but I guess like it's said "you reap what you sow" ~

Feb 14, 2015
  • tucklee rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

This family is as dysfunctional as dysfunctional gets and, you can't turn away from watching this train wreck of a, so-called "family".Meryl Streep is great.

Feb 09, 2015
  • fences rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

very good acting from both meryl streep and julia roberts but very repetitive and lots of yelling happening. i wasnt sorry i saw it but its not a 5 star movie

Jan 05, 2015
  • johncruse rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

POINTLESS YELLING AND BITTER VENTING. DISGUSTING. WHY GOOD ACTORS TOOK THESE ROLES I'LL NEVER UNDERSTAND.

Jan 03, 2015
  • hammer59 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

There was nothing hilarious about this film, but the story and the acting was strong.

Streep and Roberts deserved Academy Awards for their roles.

It is dark and depressing---but we are conditioned to reject Hollywood work that doesn't entertain us or uplift us. Life simply doesn't work like that, and neither should film.

One of the rare films that had I seen it in a theatre for $12.00 USD---I would not have felt cheated.

Hi. This vid needs to be retired. It stops and skips all over the place. I'm going to ask for it again, but this copy is trashed. thanks Oh, we were really enjoying the performances before it became impossible to watch any longer. I'll definately take anther shot at seeing this.)

Dec 24, 2014
  • jescar82 rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

Sadly, the movie was disappointment. I am surprised that such good actresses as Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts would take such roles. Do not waste your time with this movie, it is not worth the long hold wait for a available copy to come in at the library.

Dec 23, 2014
  • elizabethjuliette rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Excellent acting, outstanding really, with a strong performance from Meryl Streep, a surprisingly powerful one from Julia Roberts, and secure performances from the flanking actors contributed forcefully in an excellent film. It is not an easy film to watch as it shows the damage a destructive person does to both herself and the family but it is a fascinating mural of individual and family dynamics.

Dec 17, 2014
  • Hopalong_Kid rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Excellent acting, though it's tough, mature, dark movie.

Dec 13, 2014
  • dlh1 rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

WHAT A DEPRESSING MOVIE!!! All about a few days in the lives of a very dysfunctional family. The only redeeming quality is that it makes us all feel better about our own families. Good acting, but not much of a plot. This movie is considered a dark comedy, but I found nothing to laugh about.

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Sep 02, 2014
  • wiredonjava rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Eat the fish! Eat the fish! Eat the fish! WT%!!!!!

Jun 16, 2014
  • jimg2000 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Beverly: Violet. My wife.
She takes pills,
sometimes a great many.
The facts are:
my wife takes pills and I drink.
That’s the bargain we’ve struck, a
little paragraph of our marriage contract...Rather than..
once more vow abstinence
with my fingers crossed.
I’ve chosen to turn my life over
to a Higher Power..
and join the ranks of the Hiring Class. (He hired Johnna, an Injun as domestic help as his wife was fighting mouth cancer.)
It’s not a decision with
which I’m entirely comfortable.
I mean, I know how to launder my..
...dirty undies. Done it all my life,
but I’m finding that
it’s getting in the way of my drinking.

Jun 16, 2014
  • jimg2000 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Barbara (Oldest Daughter): It's the pills talking.
Violet (Mother doped up): Pills can't talk!
...
Violet: You can't do this! This is my house! This is my house!
Barbara: You don't get it, do you? You don't get it! I AM running things now!

Jun 16, 2014
  • jimg2000 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Beverly: "Life is very long...”
TS Eliot.
Not the first person to say it,
certainly not the first person to think it.
But he’s given credit for it because
he bothered to write it down.
Now, if you say it,
you have to say his name after it.
“Life is very long:” TS Eliot.

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