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August: Osage County (2013)

 -  Drama  -  10 January 2014 (USA)
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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.

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Violet Weston (Meryl Streep) has cancer and a propensity for pills and alcohol. She's a difficult woman to deal with and her husband has finally had enough. Violet's family gathers including youngest daughter Ivy, middle daughter Karen (with her new fiancé), eldest daughter Barbara (with her separated husband and teenage daughter), and her sister Mattie Fae (with her husband and son in tow). A family tragedy causes tensions to run high and secrets to come out. The Weston women will be forced to examine themselves and their lives whether they want to or not. Welcome to Osage County, Oklahoma in the sweltering heat of August. Written by napierslogs

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Misery loves family.

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Rated R for language including sexual references, and for drug material | See all certifications »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)

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$139,915 (USA) (3 January 2014)

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$37,738,400 (USA) (2 May 2014)
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Producer Harvey Weinstein suggested Judi Dench and Nicole Kidman to play Violet and Barbara, during the initial casting process. However, screenwriter Tracy Letts voted against the idea, saying that the two roles should be played by American actors. See more »

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The sheriff's car bears an Oklahoma County license plate. Oklahoma county is about 2 1/2 hours away from Osage County. See more »

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Barbara Weston: Marriage is hard.
Karen Weston: That's one thing about mom and dad. You gotta tip your hat to anybody who can stay married that long.
Ivy Weston: Karen, he killed himself.
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References Out of Africa (1985) See more »

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Sanford and Son Theme
Written by Quincy Jones
Performed by Mateo Messina
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Gobsmackingly good
26 January 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is an exceptionally challenging film and most won't be able to stay with it as it hurtles, repeatedly, from hysterical comedy to blackest tragedy in almost the same breath - the term "tragicomedy" never fit a film so well ...

There are some stupendous performances here, Meryl Streep in particular but Roberts is outstanding too amongst a superb ensemble cast - the script is firecrackingly terrific and the (less is more when you've got this much going on ...) direction is perfect too ...

You know something? I'm a 48 year old guy with way over a thousand films under my belt and this may well creep into my all-time top 10, it's that good ...

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