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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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video file,DVD video,rda
Additional Contributors: Wells, John 1956-, film director
Streep, Meryl Actor
Roberts, Julia 1967-, Actor
Shepard, Sam 1943-, Actor
McGregor, Ewan 1971-, Actor
Lewis, Juliette Actor
Cooper, Chris 1951-, Actor
Anchor Bay Entertainment, Inc. film distributor

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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.

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 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.

Dec 05, 2014
  • HopeButterfly rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

FANTASTIC movie all around. Just wished Sam Shepard was in the story longer :)

Nov 18, 2014
  • Mimsey rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

FIVE STARS For anyone interested in themes related to the Grail, the Fisher King, the wasteland, etc., this will be interesting.

(The Fisher King) Beverley installs a new caretaker in his household. She is a housekeeper who is also a Cherokee woman. He returns to the lake "to fish" and instead, commits suicide. As soon as the new housekeeper arrives, there is bounty on the table again, but the white man's cultural heritage, expressed in his family, remains toxic. Set in the great plains, action takes place in the family house, surrounded by stubble. The Fisher King guardianship passes to the native american woman, and with her, hope returns to the land, but not for the emblem of western culture, the family.

It is a very interesting interpretation, suggesting wholeness and sanity remain in native american culture despite injuries suffered, and perhaps that there is hope for the land itself in their care.

The wound of the prior Fisher King was terminal.
There are a number of wounds, a poisonous tongue/cancer of the mouth is one.
Wounds and error percolate through variations and generations.

Nov 10, 2014
  • ladydebv rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

one of the most depressing films I have seen in a long time.. not your usual fun Julia Roberts flick... a very serious Meryl Streep flick. excellent acting . if you aren't in the mood for a downer don't watch it though.

Sep 29, 2014
  • beckythecat1 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Okay, this dysfunctional family makes my dysfunctional family seem normal. The dinner table scene is so close to several I have attended. And Julia not looking really glamour ? There is hope for us regular people.
Probably not the best for the under 12 age.

Sep 24, 2014
  • miaone rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

This movie is ugly, coarse, vulgar, tasteless, with no socially redeeming characteristics whatsoever.

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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%!!!!!

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