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August: Osage County

(DVD - 2014 )
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.
Title: August: Osage County
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (119 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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Content Type: two-dimensional moving image
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Summary: 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.
Audience: MPAA rating: R; for language including sexual references, and for drug material
Statement of Responsibility: directed by John Wells ; produced by George Clooney
Distributor: Beverly Hills, CA :, distributed by Anchor Bay Entertainment
Copyright Date: ©2014
Performers: Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Sam Shepard, Ewan McGregor, Juliette Lewis, Dermot Mulroney, Chris Cooper.
System Details: DVD, widescreen
Other Language: English, dubbed Spanish or dubbed French dialogue; optional Spanish subtitles; subtitled in English for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH)
Subject Headings: Mothers and daughters Drama Families Drama Women Drama Middle West Drama
Genre/Form: Feature films
Comedy films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Topical Term: Mothers and daughters
Families
Women
Publisher No: WC61162 Anchor Bay Entertainment
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Aug 18, 2014
  • Staggerwing rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

Very depressing movie. Dark side of a dysfunctional family of alcoholics, drugs addiction, incest, and infidelity.

The actors and actresses were good in their roles but I was very disappointed to hear Julia Roberts using the horribly foul language. I'm surprised she accepted this role after reading the script.

I would not recommend watching. There are much better movies to spend time watching.

Jul 31, 2014
  • Saint_Mirin rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

I could only get through it on fast forward. The Weinstein Company typically produces only the best films and unfortunately this is an exception to the rule. Slow. Boring. No likeable characters. No redeeming character traits or depth in anyone. Dialogue and scenes seemingly choreographed specifically for Oscar attention and no other purpose. Because so much of the budget likely went to the actor's salaries, we have to listen to Lay Down Sally and Last Mile Home at least 3 or 4 times each because no money was left to budget a *quality* soundtrack. If you enjoyed this film, you might also be able to sit through Rachel Getting Married or Running With Scissors.

Jul 30, 2014
  • wtbarrett rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

Disappointing actually, lots of swearing and the end was inconclusive. This very crazy family and mother makes mine seem like a cake walk. I kept wondering when the point of the whole movie would me made, but it never got to one. Totally a waste of time.

Jul 26, 2014
  • lvon98 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Excellent film with first-rate cast. Yet another example why Meryl Streep has been considered to be one of the best actresses of her generation. Slow moving film, but very satisfying experience in the end.

Jul 24, 2014
  • linmar rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This movie was very well done with brilliant acting. It is about a hopelessly dysfunctional family; not a happy story but one worth watching, in my opinion.

Jul 22, 2014
  • Palomino rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Very moving, very sad, black humour about a dysfunctional family reunion. A rare movie for adults! The story was great, the script was full of sharp barbs, the movie felt very long but the endless train wreck of a reunion felt very long to the poor participants too. Meryl was fabulous, Julia's hair was fabulous, it appears to be set in modern times but the surreal Oklahoma summer landscape and arty filming makes it feel like a classic from 50 years ago. Four stars because this is quality art and I'd recommend it to anyone who's tired of shallow car chase movies. Extra star because there's women in the story, more women in it than men.

Jul 21, 2014
  • Dani_106 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

I was expecting more with such a well-known cast, but I found it slow and boring at times. Meh. Not worth watching again.

Jul 21, 2014
  • stse88 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

There are some strong performances, but this movie is just not my cup of tea.

Jul 15, 2014
  • jacquieb rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Really wanted to like this movie. I love Meryl Street and Julia Roberts, and many of the others in the outstanding cast, but found the film too slow moving and downright boring at points. There are a few highlights and moments where I could identify with my own family, but there was not enough to hold my interest. too bad.

Jul 07, 2014
  • obrus1_2obrus rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

If for nothing else, this movie is worth watching for yet another fantastic Meryl Streep's performance.

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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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