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August: Osage County

  • Jan 25, 2014 · 8:45 PM
  • Phoenix Picturehouse

Director: John Wells
Starring: Meryl Streep, Ewan McGregor, Julia Roberts (and many others!)
Here's what the film publicity says: A fatal accident reunites the Weston clan in rural Oklahoma. Presided over by venom-spitting, drug-addled matriarch Violet (Streep), this is one highly dysfunctional family.
Daughters Barbara (Roberts) and Karen (Juliette Lewis) match their mother for caustic barbs and self-absorption, while son Charles (Benedict Cumberbatch) is the weedy butt of Vi’s disdain. Also trading put-downs and dark revelations in this fantastically sardonic comedy drama are Ewan McGregor, Abigail Breslin (LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE), Dermot Mulroney (STOKER) and Chris Cooper (THE BOURNE IDENTITY).
Director Wells, shooting from Tracy Letts’ adaptation of her own Pulitzer-winning play, keeps the verbal and physical action rolling at an engrossing pace. Seemingly channelling Elizabeth Taylor in WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?, Streep turns in a richly intense performance, with Roberts close behind in what is indeed a landmark for the entire ensemble.

Okay, so The Guardian review only gives it 2/5 stars but I think the cast list alone makes it worth a view ... http://www.theguardian.com/film/2013/sep/10/august-osage-county-review-toronto 

The film is at 8.45 but I suggest we meet the upstairs bar at the cinema beforehand.  I will aim to be there at around 8pm. 

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  • Richard

    Superbly acted family melodrama with a streak of dark humour.

    1 · January 26, 2014

    • Jane

      Just a steak

      January 26, 2014

  • Emma

    Agreed - excellent film, great acting. Meryl Streep and Julia Robets both have Oscar nominations (actress in leading role and supporting role respectively) which is not surprising.

    1 · January 26, 2014

  • Duncan T.

    Excellent film: a black comedy, a comic melodrama: Tennessee Williams with more laughs

    1 · January 26, 2014

  • Julie

    I really thought this film, and especially the acting, were brilliant. Compelling to watch, for me. Cheers to Emma for organising and choosing it!

    January 26, 2014

  • Richard

    Have finally been able to make a meetup! Looking forward to film and seeing everyone!

    January 25, 2014

  • Cristina

    Although I would love to see the film I already have plans for tomorrow. Hope you enjoy it!

    January 24, 2014

  • Emma

    Let's say 8pm in the bar in the Phoenix - probably easiest.

    1 · January 23, 2014

  • Julie

    PS I'd be very happy to meet for a drink beforehand eg from 7.45 or 8 somewhere. Whatever suits!

    January 22, 2014

  • Julie

    This one sounds good so I'll aim to come along!

    January 21, 2014

  • Emma

    There's too much on at the moment! Mark has now posted Llewyn Davis for next Thursday - another must see :o)

    1 · January 21, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Damn! Was really hoping to see this , was hoping it was going to be on a Thursday evening. Ill try and rearrange my plans but have company.

    January 21, 2014

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