August: Osage County

Genre:  Comedy, Drama
Running Time:  119 min.
Release Date: January 10, 2014
DVD: April 8, 2014

Current rating: Rating: 3.42
based on 80 votes and 37 reviews
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Cast: Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Ewan McGregor, Chris Cooper, Abigail Breslin, Benedict Cumberbatch, Juliette Lewis, Margo Martindale, Dermot Mulroney, Julianne Nicholson, Sam Shepard, Misty Upham

Inspiration: Tracy Letts


Soon after Beverly Weston (Sam Shepard) hires a young Native American woman to look after his wife, Violet (Meryl Streep), who has mouth cancer, he goes missing. His daughters (Julia Roberts, Julianne Nicholson, Juliette Lewis and their families come home to provide support their mother, a woman who is non-stop nasty, possibly due to her addiction to prescription drugs.

After the funeral, during dinner with her extended family, she can't stop criticizing everyone at the table and finally, she pushes too far, prompting her eldest daughter Barbara to take action. Over the course of the next few days, dark family secrets come to light and shocking revelations are made.

This dark comedy is based on the Pulitzer Prize award-winning play by Tracy Letts.

Director: John Wells
Studio: Entertainment One
Producer(s): Jean Doumanian, George Clooney, Grant Heslov, Steve Traxler
Screenplay: Tracy Letts
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  • 3 stars "Would give it a 5 just because of Benedict Cumberbatch but I felt the actual movie was kinda dumb."
  • 1 star "Surprisingly terrible movie considering the actors that starred in this film. Huge waste of 2 hours watching it."
  • 2 stars "Other than the dinner scene - the movie is a bit boring"