August: Osage County

Misery loves family.


August: Osage County
The film version of a multi-award-winning play, this is a 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.

121 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Language).
Drama, On the art circuit

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Who
Who's turn is it to chew the scenery?

Credits

Cast
Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Chris Cooper, Ewan McGregor, Margo Martindale, Sam Shepard, Dermot Mulroney, Julianne Nicholson
Director
John Wells
ScreenplayTracy Letts, from his play
MusicGustavo Santaolalla
CinematographyAdriano Goldman
EditingStephen Mirrione
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Datasat
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2013
Produced byThe Weinstein Company, Jean Doumanian Productions, Smokehouse Pictures, Battle Mountain Films, Yucaipa Films

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageStrong and frequent
NudityNone
SexReferences
ViolenceMild, individually comic, domestic
PrejudiceMild and brief
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone (sic. Apparently some pot smoking - Ed.)
Comments
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ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
4
Violence
2
Blood / Gore / Gross
2
Guns / Weapons
0
Profanity
5
Alcohol / Drugs
5
Smoking
5
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
4
Frightening / Tense Scenes
1
Jump Scenes
0
Tense Family Scenes
5
Music (Scary/Tense)
0
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
5

CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
16 +
Positive messages
1
Positive role models
0
Violence
2
Sex
2
Language
4
Consumerism
1
Drinking, drugs, smoking
4

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Theresa Smith quote iconA seething hothouse of nastiness.
15
Die Burger
Laetitia Pople quote iconTriestige kragtoer van karakter.
10
Cape Times
David Rooney quote iconComedy that corrodes.
10
ReelViews
James Berardinelli quote iconAugust: Osage County has a bite and the darkly comedic edge leavens the melodrama to keep it from becoming extreme.
15
Rolling Stone
Peter Travers
13
ScreenIt
C. Fuchs quote icon I found this to be one of the better films of the year.
14
Metacritic.com
45 critics
12
Rottentomatoes critics
171 critics
13
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconThe sheer amount of acting going on in August: Osage County threatens to overwhelm, but when the actors involved are as talented as Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts, it's difficult to complain.
13
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
13
CommonSenseMedia
Staff evaluation
15

What the People say

Internet
25174 Netizens
15

Average .. 66%

13

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