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August: Osage County

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Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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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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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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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.

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 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.

I think Julia Roberts should have taken home the Oscar for her performance. I really think that both she and Meryl Streep should have won, but that is my bias toward this OUTSTANDING film.

Jun 27, 2014
  • 21221018293347 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Meryl Streep is fabulous and very convincing as the controlling, manipulative, abusive mother of three daughters. After her husband's disappearance, the family gathers for his funeral. The month of August is hot, sweaty, and family skeletons are aired - it is more like the closet exploding with skeletons. Raw, explosive, scab pickingly disturbing.

Jun 05, 2014
  • kz_1 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A dysfunctional family are brought back together by an unexpected event and are forced to face their demons.
I wasn't expecting much, but I was sorta intrigued midway.Great characters and overall a great film!

I loved everything about this movie. I didn't know much about the story except that it was about a dysfunctional family. As the movie progresses secrets are revealed. Although not a "happy" movie, it has sharp dialogue and excellent acting. One of the best from 2013.

A new record for turnoffs. I lasted 20 minutes, my husband about 2 1/2. Love these actresses, hate them in this film.

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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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