August: Osage County

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Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts lead an all-star cast. A family crisis unites a dispersed group of siblings at the Oklahoma house they grew up in with the dysfunctional woman who raised them.

Premiere

November 26, 2023

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ROCK Entertainment
Comedy
Drama
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Violet Weston (Meryl Streep) is a sharp-tongued, pill-popping matriarch who is facing oral cancer and a growing dependency on pain medication. When her husband, Beverly (Sam Shepard), disappears, Violet's three daughters, Barbara (Julia Roberts), Ivy (Julianne Nicholson), and Karen (Juliette Lewis), return home to Oklahoma to help care for her.

As the family gathers in the Weston home, their long-suppressed secrets and resentments begin to surface. Violet lashes out at her daughters, blaming them for her unhappiness and Beverly's disappearance. Barbara, who is struggling with her own marital problems, tries to keep the family together, but Ivy and Karen are more interested in escaping the toxic environment.

Over the course of the film, the Westons confront their past and try to heal their wounds. They also come to terms with the fact that their family is not perfect, but that they love each other despite their flaws.

August: Osage County is a dark and unflinching look at a dysfunctional family. It is a powerful story about the importance of love, forgiveness, and acceptance.

The film was adapted from the Pulitzer Prize-winning play of the same name by Tracy Letts. It was directed by John Wells and stars a stellar ensemble cast, including Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Julianne Nicholson, Juliette Lewis, Sam Shepard, Chris Cooper, Ewan McGregor, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Dermot Mulroney.

August: Osage County is a must-see for fans of well-acted and emotionally resonant dramas. It is a film that will stay with you long after you have seen it.

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