August: Osage County

August: Osage County

By John Wells

  • Genre: John Wells
  • Release Date: 2013-12-25
  • Advisory Rating: Unrated
  • Runtime: 2h 0min
  • Director: John Wells
  • Production Company: Jean Doumanian Productions
  • iTunes Price: USD 7.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 3.99
6.9/10
6.9
From 934 Ratings

Description

Academy Award® Winners Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts star in the darkly hilarious and deeply touching story of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose lives converge when a family crisis brings them back to the Midwest house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional mother who raised them. Based on Tracy Letts’ Pulitzer Prize-winning play of the same name, Director John Wells skillfully translates from stage to screen, leading an all-star cast that includes Ewan McGregor, Chris Cooper, Abigail Breslin, Benedict Cumberbatch, Juliette Lewis, Margo Martindale, Dermot Mulroney, Julianne Nicholson, Sam Shepard and Misty Upham.

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  • A peek into the world of personality disorders...

    5
    By k.kiffmanntkd
    ...and if this movie triggered you significantly, there is a reason. Personality disorders among family members are the most challenging journeys to navigate. Those of us who've lived through it, can attest to the permanent emotional damage that must be survived. Those of us who help victims survive it, understand the discipline to overcome and redefine ourselves. Those who gave this movie a negative review because it was dark and disturbing, have yet to be educated on the finer darkness of narcissistic personality disorders. Educate yourself before commenting.
  • Breath-takingly honest with unbelievable performances

    5
    By exBFF
    In some ways, I'd call this southern gothic. Think of it as Steel Magnolias with all the sass and filters stripped away. The honesty of the performances (Julia Roberts blew my mind...and Meryl Streep giving a master class) struck so true. I get how people don't like it - but for me, it's one of my Top 5 movies of all time.
  • Incites Depression

    1
    By CueJet
    While the actors themselves dish out skilled portrayals, the movie itself is horrible. I didn't like these characters. They were mean, loveless, and I could not wait for the cursing and shouting to end. Don't bother.
  • Love Hate Relationships

    4
    By Becke Boo
    People walk away with polarized opinions of this film. I find it painful in more ways than one... Mostly because it is relatable on some level. This film takes things to extremes and definitely lacks a happy ending, but the acting is powerful, the story complex and the character development is phenomenal. If you are a fan of great acting, go enjoy. Just know this is not a feel good movie. It's painful. It's unhappy and its hard... But it's powerful.
  • Love it

    5
    By DixieJacket
    Great acting! Truly felt real. Wow Julia and Meryl!
  • Shocked

    5
    By SpazeDeeva
    This movie deserves a more positive review. Nowadays, most movies are too busy unless they are flawless like Avatar for example. Although, this movie replaces cgi with dialogue and "real" acting. It allows to understand that we are humans that go through similar life scenarios.
  • This is not a comedy

    2
    By DLCarder
    The is a depressing, emotionally violent story about an mean woman and mother and her dysfunctional family. The only explanation for this being categorized as a comedy, a great comedy no less, is that iTunes is using a flawed algorithm to classify its collection of films and no human has ever proofed the output.
  • Truly awful

    1
    By Around the bend sailor
    We wanted to like this movie based on the cast but the storyline is dreadful. Avoid this movie!
  • Waiting for rental?

    2
    By Cinesaint23
    Why is this movie STILL not available to rent? Feels like it's been purchase only forever.
  • 😍😍

    5
    By Luke Cyrus
    Such a good movie. Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts are a perfect acting pair

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