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August: Osage County (2013)

R | 2h 1min | 7/10 | #Drama #Comedy

Parental Rating: R (Restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian)


 
 

➱ STORYLINE:

August: Osage County (2013) is a dark comedy-drama that revolves around the dysfunctional Weston family, who reunite after the disappearance of the family patriarch, Beverly Weston. The gathering brings together the sharp-tongued matriarch Violet and her three daughters, each harboring their own secrets and personal struggles. Set in the sweltering heat of rural Oklahoma, the film explores themes of family, betrayal, and the complexities of modern relationships. As tensions rise and past grievances resurface, the Westons must confront their shared history and find a way to heal old wounds.


➱ STAFF REVIEW:

August: Osage County (2013) is a compelling adaptation of Tracy Letts' Pulitzer Prize-winning play, brought to life by director John Wells. The film is anchored by a stellar ensemble cast, with Meryl Streep delivering a powerhouse performance as the acerbic Violet Weston and Julia Roberts shining as her eldest daughter, Barbara. The sharp, witty dialogue and intense family dynamics create a riveting viewing experience, blending moments of biting humor with profound emotional depth. The film's exploration of familial bonds and personal demons is both raw and relatable, making August: Osage County a memorable and thought-provoking drama.


➱ CREDITS:

Director:

- John Wells

Writers:- Tracy Letts (screenplay and play)

Starring:

- Meryl Streep as Violet Weston

- Julia Roberts as Barbara Weston

- Ewan McGregor as Bill Fordham

- Chris Cooper as Charlie Aiken

- Abigail Breslin as Jean Fordham

Produced by:

- George Clooney

- Grant Heslov

- Jean Doumanian

- Steve Traxler

Production Companies:

- The Weinstein Company

- Jean Doumanian Productions

- Smokehouse Pictures

Cinematography: Adriano Goldman

Edited by: Stephen Mirrione

Music by: Gustavo Santaolalla

Distributed by: The Weinstein Company

Release date: December 27, 2013

Run Time: 2h 1min

Country: United States

Languages: English

Budget: $25 million

Box office: $74.2 million


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