Saturday 24 May 2014

August: Osage County Short Review

5 stars of some of the best acting you will ever see.
August Osage County CoverAugust: Osage County is written by Tracy Letts (Killer Joe, Bug) and directed by John Wells (The West Wing, Shameless).
The film tells the story of one extremely dysfunctional family, the parents of which still live in the dusty and inhospitable Osage County, Oklahoma. The mother, Violet Weston (Meryl Streep - The Devil Wears Prada, The Hours) is suffering from mouth cancer and is hopelessly addicted to many kinds of pills. The father, Beverley Weston (Sam Shepard - Klondike, Black Hawk Down) drinks far too much and, despite his love for her, is struggling to deal with his wife. Ivy (Julianne Nicholson - Kinsey, Law And Order: Criminal Intent) is the only one of the children to have remained.
August Osage County Finding DadWhen Beverley goes missing, Barbara (Julia Roberts - Notting Hill, Erin Brockovich), his daughter, turns up to help in the search, along with her estranged husband Bill (Ewan McGregor - Trainspotting, Big Fish) and their daughter Jean (Abigail Breslin - Ender's Game, Signs).
But when his body is found with his boat, a possible suicide, the rest of the family turn up to attend the funeral and to support Violet, after a fashion.

Read the rest of the review over at Road Rash Reviews. 

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