August: Osage County
Rating: Year:2013
Cast:Meryl Streep, Margo Martindale, Chris Cooper Length:2h 1m
Director:John Wells Country:United States
Writers:Tracy Letts Genre:Drama
Synopsis: A look at the lives of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose paths have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Oklahoma house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them.
Rating:
Cast:Meryl Streep, Margo Martindale, Chris Cooper
Director:John Wells
Writers:Tracy Letts
Year:2013
Length:2h 1m
Country:United States
Genre:Drama
Synopsis: A look at the lives of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose paths have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Oklahoma house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them.

Dysfunctional DNA might be a good name for this film. It is a powerful film, a troubling film, a massively well written story and it is so crammed full of incredible acting we simply don't know where to begin.

The story is wonderful - real, and tragic and difficult. But the actors, oh... Streep and Martindale are absolutely magnificent in these roles and the movie would be worth watching just for these two characters. Yet we have Chris Cooper and Juliette Lewis, Ewan McGregor and Sam Shepard, Dermot Mulroney and Abigail Breslin, Julia Roberts and Benedict Cumberbatch and more.

This is not a happy family and this is not a happy tale. It is difficult and disturbing and unpleasant at times and maddening at others. It will move you to anger and tears and sadness. This is quality drama the likes of which you do not often come across.