August

August

Osage County

DVD - 2014
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The 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.
Publisher: [United States] : Entertainment One, 2014.
Branch Call Number: FIC Augus
Characteristics: 1 DVD (ca. 119 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

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skinnyminnybean
Nov 19, 2017

Ah, god, keep me from these, please. Have I not lived it enough, but to watch it unfold on screen, who needs it? Up to date currently just add oxycodone to the story. Great acting, setting, drama, great actors, but I can live without watching one more story of defeat. Loss. The twist at the end is too much to bear. Hard to fathom. God, where do you go from there? But people do. "And I rise, and I rise, and I rise"... Yes, you must rise from the cards that are played at your birth or beyond, if you have the guts and heart to, some things you did not choose. And sometimes it's best to walk, or drive away.

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Nooksack20
Aug 21, 2017

This is purely a chickflick filled with endless dialogue and a paper thin plot.

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MichelleinBallard
Jun 21, 2017

Great cast, powerful acting.

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quelab
Mar 06, 2017

this movie is a good movie however be advised it is a lot of curse words. but the story line sounds like your almost average family drama. lots of drama, but reality.

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britprincess1ajax
Feb 02, 2017

Star-studded but lacklustre, AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY failed to live up to my expectations. I don't know what else to say. The story felt like it was building to some revelation but it really led to nothing. The whole family is acrimonious and there doesn't seem to be a happy ending in sight. The way I see it, this film is 121 minutes I'll never get back. What a disappointment. I don't recommend it.

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tesstlc
Aug 24, 2016

I wish I'd read reviews before watching this. I'm glad I only watched the first 15 minutes or so before realizing it wasn't worth it. It starts with an unpleasant woman who is suffering from cancer, then flashes back to show that she was always unpleasant (and that is putting it lightly). Not worth any more of my time! If you want to watch people being mean to each other, go ahead.

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lizbeth51
Jul 17, 2016

A very unpleasant film-good acting, done with lots of nastiness, bitterness, venom, profanity and some plate throwing. I don't recommend it, even though near the end we find out why they were so un-pleasant.

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GrinBig
May 24, 2016

Great acting, but depressing story line. If your family is not deeply dysfunctional, as the one portrayed, at least you end the film on a note that makes you happy to be re-entering your far less complicated life. Sometimes I watch a movie like this for the same reason that it's hard not to stare at a car wreck. A sense of sorrow, disbelief, and "thank God that's not me."

xaipe Apr 21, 2016

This is the film version of a successful Broadway play which won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. It isn't an easy movie to watch, but the writing, and especially the wonderful cast make it worth watching. The movie portrays a deeply disfunctional family which has passed down its misery from generation to generation. Meryl Streep rivals the foul-mouthed character Martha in "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf" as Violet, the drug-addicted, cancer-ridden matriarch. This is a grueling story of the destructive force of addiction, the danger of anger, the hurt of betrayal, and the pain caused by keeping secrets.
It's the polar opposite of "Leave It To Beaver" and definitely not for the faint-hearted.

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Peggy57
Mar 27, 2016

This is a horrific movie. It is not entertaining and certainly not a feel good movie. It you want to torture yourself for a couple of hours go for it.

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wiredonjava
Sep 02, 2014

Eat the fish! Eat the fish! Eat the fish! WT%!!!!!

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jimg2000
Jun 16, 2014

Beverly: Violet. My wife.
She takes pills,
sometimes a great many.
The facts are:
my wife takes pills and I drink.
That’s the bargain we’ve struck, a
little paragraph of our marriage contract...Rather than..
once more vow abstinence
with my fingers crossed.
I’ve chosen to turn my life over
to a Higher Power..
and join the ranks of the Hiring Class. (He hired Johnna, an Injun as domestic help as his wife was fighting mouth cancer.)
It’s not a decision with
which I’m entirely comfortable.
I mean, I know how to launder my..
...dirty undies. Done it all my life,
but I’m finding that
it’s getting in the way of my drinking.

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jimg2000
Jun 16, 2014

Barbara (Oldest Daughter): It's the pills talking.
Violet (Mother doped up): Pills can't talk!
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Violet: You can't do this! This is my house! This is my house!
Barbara: You don't get it, do you? You don't get it! I AM running things now!

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jimg2000
Jun 16, 2014

Beverly: "Life is very long...”
TS Eliot.
Not the first person to say it,
certainly not the first person to think it.
But he’s given credit for it because
he bothered to write it down.
Now, if you say it,
you have to say his name after it.
“Life is very long:” TS Eliot.

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lizbeth51
Jul 17, 2016

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Jul 29, 2015

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cassiemaxwell
Jul 22, 2015

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vv8
Jul 29, 2015

Coarse Language: Frequent strong language throughout

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vv8
Jul 29, 2015

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Lots of emotional intensity surrounding suicide, addiction, divorce, etc.

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